It's Thyme For World Cocktail Day

World Cocktail Day has to be one of the best days on the calendar. We didn’t want to be unprepared so we’ve been practising some summery cocktails using the freezer.

 

Classic Frozen Margarita

Classic Frozen Margarita

If you’re looking forward to the warmer weather, our Classic Frozen Margarita recipe is great for welcoming your guests to BBQ’s. Just multiply the ingredients below by the number of guests to make enough for everyone.

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 50ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 50ml Silver Tequila
  • 50ml Orange Liquor
  • 3 large handfuls of crushed  ice
  • Lime wedge to garnish

For those of you who are a fan of a tequila slammer, use a little sea salt to garnish the rim of your glass (it’s not for the faint-hearted).

Method

  1. Empty sea salt on to a flat plate.
  2. Using some lime, wet the rim of your glass and dip into the salt.
  3. Measure all the liquid ingredients into a blender and add the ice.
  4. Blend until smoothie consistency.
  5. Serve in a prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Boozy Iced Coffee

Boozy Iced Coffee

Our answer to your coffee fix on World Cocktail day is this Boozy Iced Coffee. The coffee ice cubes can be made in larger batches in advance.

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 50ml Freshly brewed coffee  
  • 25ml Vanilla Vodka
  • 50ml Whiskey Cream Liquor

Method

  1. Pour coffee into an ice tray and freeze overnight.
  2. Add the vodka and Whiskey Cream Liquor into a cocktail shaker with ice and mix until well chilled.
  3. Place coffee ice cubes into serving glass and pour over the cooled mix.

 

Gin Slushie with Rosebuds

Gin Slushies

G&T’s are a classic but we really enjoyed turning this summer staple into a slushy cocktail.

Serve 1

Ingredients

  • 200ml Premium Tonic Water
  • 50ml Tanqueray Malacca Gin
  • Dried Rose Buds

Method

  1. Pour Tonic Water into an ice tray and allow to freeze overnight.
  2. Measure the gin into a blender and add the tonic ice cubes.
  3. Blend until the consistency is slushy.
  4. Pour mixture into a balloon glass and garnish with the rosebuds 

The best part of making any gin and tonic is the adding finishing garnishes and we’ve tried a few with this slushy version. This light gin mixed with the dried roses is great for those who like a sweeter cocktail. The gin has sweet fruit flavours and the rose scent enhances this. Change the gin you use and experiment with the garnish to find the combination right for you. We also tried the following mixes for those who prefer more savoury flavours.

  • Ophir gin garnished with dried birds eye chillies and lime to complement the aromatic Indian flavours of the gin.
  • Gin Mare gin already has a herby savoury flavour so we garnished it with smoked rosemary.