It’s Thursday that means you have more reasons to drink and blame it on Thirsty Thursday.
If you are not in a mood for large crowds and sundowners at your local pub, these recipes can turn into a do it yourself cocktail expert in a few minutes.
Just follow these simple make it yourself recipes and you’ll see how easy it is to perfect this boozy art form without spending too much to quench your thirst.
1. Tequila Sunrise
Equipment requirements: A strainer, a shaker, a measuring tube, an ice crusher, a knife and a cutting board.
Also vital are, juice extractor, a mixer, cocktail glasses and swizzle sticks. Otherwise, just bung the ingredients together and hope for the best.
80ml orange juice
2 dashes grenadine
slice of orange
Half-fill a highball glass with crushed ice and add the tequila, followed by the orange juice.
Add the grenadine in two fast splashes – if you add it too slowly, the grenadine will blend into the drink and you will not get the classic “sunrise” look.
Garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry. If desired, squeeze lime into it and serve with a straw.
1 oz London dry gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz Campari
Stir with ice for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a shallow glass. Garnish with orange peel or lemon peel.
3. Sangria Lemonade
1/2 g. lemonade
1 bottle Chardonnay or other white wine (750 ml)
2/3 c. light rum
1/2 c. raspberries
1 Orange, Sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, sliced
In a large pitcher, combine lemonade, wine, and rum. Stir, then add fruit.
Refrigerate for at least one hour and serve.