3 Simple Cocktails

Whether you’re having a cosy night in with a partner or hosting a dinner party, cocktails are a must. But they can be so complicated! Many recipes have a plethora of ingredients that I can’t find in the supermarket, let alone the cupboard.

So, I drafted in some help. I’m neither a cocktail maker nor a photographer. Luckily, we have a family friend who is both. These 3 simple cocktails – both recipes and photographs – are courtesy of Scott Stockwell Photography. But I’m happy to say, I did drink them. And they’re fabulous!

Cocktail 1: Raspberry Mojito

Ingredients

  • White rum
  • Lime
  • Mint leaves
  • Raspberries
  • Caster sugar
  • Ice
  • Slimline tonic

Method

  1. In a glass, place 50ml white rum and add the squeezed juice of half a lime, 8 to 10 mint leaves, 5 to 7 raspberries and a teaspoon of caster sugar
  2. Crush all of these ingredients together and add ice
  3. Top up with slimline tonic to taste
  4. Garnish with a raspberry and a mint leaf

3 Simple Cocktails - perfect for Valentines day.

Cocktail 2: White Lady

Ingredients

  • Gin
  • Lemons
  • Caster sugar
  • Ice
  • Soda or slimline tonic

Method

  1. In a cocktail shaker, place 50ml gin and add the squeezed juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of caster sugar
  2. Top up with ice and a splash of soda or slimline tonic to taste
  3. Shake
  4. Pour
  5. Garnish with lemon peel

White lady - 3 simple cocktails perfect for Valentines day.

Cocktail 3: Strawberry Daiquiri

Ingredients

  • White rum
  • Limes
  • Strawberries
  • Ice
  • Slimline tonic
  1. In a glass, place 50ml white rum, the squeezed juice of half a lime and 4 strawberries
  2. Crush all ingredients together
  3. Top up with ice and slimline tonic to taste
  4. Garnish with a strawberry

Strawberry Daiquiri 3 simple cocktails perfect for Valentines day.

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of these three cocktails. The ingredients are fresh, easily accessible and refreshing. Serve all three at a party, or whip one up to impress a dinner guest. All cocktails contain alcohol and should be consumed sensibly.

3 easy cocktail recipes | Cocktails can be a bit of a minefield of ingredients. These three simple cocktails have only a few ingredients, all of which can be purchased at a local supermarket. They are fresh, refreshing and quick and easy to make. All three are alcoholic cocktails suitable for adults only and perfect for parties or dinner dates.

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Thanks to Central England Co-operative for providing the ingredients for these cocktails. Thanks to Scott Stockwell Photography for making the cocktails and providing images.

5 Comments

  1. Agent Spitback
    February 2, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    looks delicious! I might try – it would be a lovely touch to Valentines Day. We usually just have a simple meal.
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  2. wendy malone
    February 3, 2016 / 7:13 am

    I will have a rasberry mojito please.

    • monsterid February 3, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Good choice, that was my favourite 😉

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