We’re always on the lookout for tools that make things easier. So as you head into the Christmas period you’ll be super happy with the new season cocktail tools below!
And just because it’s clever to have a “trial run” pre Christmas, we’ve sourced a few recipes for you to try out to give your new tools a test drive. After all… you can never be too prepared!
Recipes to try this festive season!
So get your cocktail shaker, spirit measure, glass markers and whisky stones ready, it’s time for a beverage! We have searched for some great recipes for you to try this Christmas.
Source: Delicious. – September 2007, Page 68, Recipe by Valli Little
- A jug
- Tall glasses
- 200ml Pimms
- 200ml pomegranate juice
- Ice cubes
- 1-cup (250ml) soda water
- 1-cup (250ml) lemonade
- ¼ telegraph cucumber, halved cut into long, thin slices
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup mint leaves
- Place Pimms, juice and ice cubes into a jug.
- Fill with soda water and lemonade.
- Stir in the cucumber, orange and mint.
- Serve garnished with orange, if using.
Peach and Champagne Bellini
Source: Taste.com.au – December 2008, Page 18, Recipe by Kate Murdoch
- Champagne Flutes
- Chopping Board
- 2 yellow peaches
- Peach nectar
- Angostura bitters
- Champagne or chilled sparkling wine
- Thinly slice peaches (leave the skin on). Divide peach slices between 6 champagne flutes.
- Add enough peach nectar to come 1/3 way up the glass.
- Add a couple of drops of Angostura bitters.
- Top up glasses with champagne or chilled sparkling wine and serve immediately.
Thai Styled Mojito
Source: Australian Good Taste – June 2007, Page 14, and Recipe by Gemma Purcell
- A shaker
- A muddler
- Tall glasses
- 1 lime, coarsely chopped
- 5 large fresh mint leaves
- 5-kaffir lime leaves, coarsely torn
- 1-tablespoon brown sugar
- 40-60ml white rum
- 3 large ice cubes
- Chilled soda water, to serve
- Place lime, mint, kaffir lime leaves and sugar into a cocktail shaker.
- Use a muddler to crush lime and leaves until the sugar has almost dissolved.
- Add the rum and ice cubes. Cover and shake well.
- Pour the mixture into a tall glass.
- Top with soda water and serve immediately.
Source: Taste.com.au – July 2008, Page 12, Recipe by Kate Murdoch
- A large saucepan
- A strainer
- Wine glasses
- 10 cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- ¼ cup caster sugar
- 1 roughly grated nutmeg
- 2 cups water
- Roughly grated rind of 1 orange
- 1 apple, roughly chopped (skin on)
- 750ml fruity red wine (such as a merlot)
- Heat cloves, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, water, orange rind and apple in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add red wine and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Strain and divide among serving glasses. Serve immediately.
Source: Jamie Oliver Drinks Tube
- A shaker
- A strainer
- Short glass
- 2 parts bourbon
- 1 part lemon juice
- ½ part sugar syrup
- ½ part egg white
- Cubed ice
- 1 cherry and an orange slice
- Put ice and all of the ingredients into a shaker and shake hard for about 20 seconds to chill the liquid really well.
- Strain the mix into a glass filled with ice and garnish with the cherry and orange slice.
Prep 25 mins | Serves 6
Source Woolworths Fresh Magazine
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 bunch mint
6 cups chopped watermelon
2 x 275ml bottles Vodka Cruiser
750ml bottle soda water or sparkling mineral water
4 cups crushed ice
extra mint leaves to garnish
1. Combine sugar, juice and mint in a bowl. Stir until combined, crushing mint to extract flavour.
Stand for 20 minutes for sugar to dissolve.
2. Meanwhile, process watermelon in a food processor until finely chopped. Strain through a fine
sieve into a large bowl, discarding solids. Strain sugar mixture and add to watermelon purée with
Vodka Cruisers, sparkling water and ice. Pour into glasses and serve garnished with mint leaves.
Source : Woolworth Fresh magazine
Serves 8 Prep 20 Mins Cook 5 Mins
- 1/2 fresh pineapple
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 6 kaffir lime leaves
- 4 thin slices ginger
- 3 cups H2coco Coconut Water
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 limes
- 1/2 cup Malibu
- 750ml soda water
Trim 1/2 fresh pineapple, cut into thin slices, then into small wedges. Place in a bowl and refrigerate until required. Place 1 cup water, 1/2 cup caster sugar, 4 kaffir lime leaves and 4 thin slices ginger into a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from heat. Stand for 20 minutes to allow flavours to infuse. Strain through a fine sieve and discard solids. Chill. Combine sugar syrup, 3 cups h2coco coconut water, 2 cups pineapple juice, juice of 2 limes, 1/2 cup malibu, 2 kaffir lime leaves and pineapple wedges (reserving some for garnish) in a large bowl and stir until combined. Pour into tall jugs with 4 cups ice. Add 750ml soda water and stir until combined. Fill glasses with cocktail, garnish with a pineapple wedge on the side and serve immediately.
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