With that in mind, here's three recipes for when you're craving a cocktail at home but didn't order ahead!
Maid in Mexico
Makes 1 serving. Approx. 1.8 standard drinks
30ml fresh lime juice
20ml sugar syrup (one part caster sugar, one part warm water)
2 cucumber slices
Small sprig of mint leaves
Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a large rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with cucumber slices and mint sprig.
Makes 1 serving. Approx. 1.9 standard drinks
Dash (5ml) honey syrup (2 parts honey to 1 part warm water)
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Lemon twist, to garnish
Build ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Makes 1 serving. Approx. 1.5 standard drinks
22ml manzanilla sherry
15ml lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup (1 part caster sugar, 1 part water)
7ml sherry vinegar (we use Romulo, but supermarket brands work too)
2 dashes hot sauce
4 cherry tomatoes (reserve 1 to garnish)
Freshly cracked pepper, to garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker and muddle. Add ice and shake. Strain into a frozen double rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a halved cherry tomato on a toothpick and fresh pepper.
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