Ok, it’s fast becoming that time of year again. The TV is awash with Christmas jingles and the children are in a frenzy devouring toy catalogues. But despite the usual stresses and strains of panic buying, gift wrapping and cooking that can be lofted upon ones shoulders there is also the joy of it being the Party Season….admit it…we all love a rockin’ good party!
I love to party and one of my favourite drinks is the old classic, Cosmopolitan. I make this in the summer for BBQs or if I am throwing a party and it is always a huge hit. This recipe is extremely potent and is a Nevin Maguire one that I found a few years ago….drink too many and it will knock your socks off!!!! I am also including a retro classic, Sex on the Beach, this is less potent, has a great colour and a lovely fruity flavour.
50ml fresh lime juice
50ml cranberry juice
Fill a cocktail shaker two thirds full with ice and then pour in the vodka, cointreau, lime and cranberry juice. Shake well and pour into cocktail glasses.
SEX ON THE BEACH
1/2oz peach schnapps
2oz cranberry juice
2oz orange juice
1 lime wedge
Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes.
Add the vodka, peach schnapps and juices to the glass,
Garnish with a wedge of lime….stir well.