Food & Drink
Sip me baby one more time…
We have put down the Quarantini’s, now let’s head into summer with some socially distanced fruity cocktails…
Norfolk Gin Mule
A long and cooling, classic cocktail with a modern twist. The refreshing combination of tart lime and spicy ginger delights in the aromatic Norfolk Gin.
50ml Norfolk Gin
25ml measure fresh lime juice or Roses Lime cordial
Dry ginger ale or ginger beer for added spice
2 mint leaves & slice of lime to garnish
Lightly muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice. Add the gin and ice; shake gently. Strain into a highball glass. Add dry ginger ale or beer to taste. Garnish with fresh mint and a slice of lime.
Passion fruit martini
This simple cocktail is bursting fruity flavours and is the perfect drink to enjoy in the summer sun whilst waiting for the BBQ to fire up. We have doubled up on the ingredients for this moreish martini so you can serve two guests at the same time.
2 ripe passion fruits, halved
50ml Absolut vanilla vodka
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp sugar syrup
Cut the passion fruit in half, set two to one side as you will need these for the garnish. Scoop the seeds from one of the passion fruits into a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, passoa, lime juice and sugar syrup. Add in plenty of ice and shake well until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into martini glasses then top up with prosecco. Add half a passion fruit to each glass and serve immediately.
This is an easy to make refreshing drink that’s perfect for a hot summers day. If the girls are coming over for a garden party then swap the sparkling water for proseco for an extra-special twist.
500ml apple juice
125ml sparkling water or proseco
125ml lemon juice
50g caster sugar
250ml elderflower liqueur
fresh mint and basil
Mix the lemon juice and sugar in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Then transfer into a large serving bowl or jug, then add the other liquid ingredients. Add in the fresh mint, basil and lemon slices, and then add plenty of ice and stir well. Serve in tall glasses making sure to pour some of the herbs and lemon slices for each guest.
Long Island iced tea
Another jug mix to help you look like the host with the most. This classic cocktail will certainly get any a summer party up and running. Made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice… what’s not to like.
50ml vanilla vodka
50ml Norfolk Gin
50ml Bacardi white rum
100ml fresh lime juice
2 limes, cut into wedges
Simply pour the vodka, tequila, gin, rum and triple sec into a large jug and then add the lime juice to taste. Half fill the jug with ice, then stir until the outside feels cold. Pour in the Coke and stir to combine. Drop in the lime wedges. To serve fill tall glasses with ice and pour over the iced tea, garnish with a slice of lime.
Mango & pineapple mojito
A tropical twist to this classic cocktail will certainly put smile on your guests faces. You can always go all out and super kitch by adding cocktail umbrellas with a glacé cheery on the end a colourful straw.
200ml white rum
200ml pineapple rum
600ml sparkling water
60g pineapple pieces
60g chopped mango
4 limes, chopped
2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
2 mint sprigs, leaves picked
Tip the pineapple, mango, limes and sugar into a large jug and muddle together. Bruise the mint leaves and add to the mix, then top with ice. Stir in the white rum, pineapple rum and sparkling water.