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Weekly Special

Another one, please!

Are you wishing you were on a tropical island sipping a Pina Colada right now? Well so are we! Why not recreate that feeling in your own home? This week we have curated a list of cocktails from around the world so you can sit back, relax and pretend you are off exploring the world.

United Kingdom: Pimm’s – Is there anything better than a refreshing glass of Pimm’s on a warm afternoon?

Ingredients

  • 180mL Pimm’s No 1 Aperitif 700mL
  • Strawberries, Cucumber slices, and Orange wedges to garnish
  • Lemonade
  • Ginger Ale

Recipe

  • Fill a jug with ice, halved Strawberries, Cucumber slices, and Orange wedges.
  • Pour in 180mL of Pimm’s No 1 Aperitif.
  • Fill the jug 3/4 of the way with equal parts Lemonade and Ginger Ale.
  • Fill to the top with more Ginger Ale. Stir and enjoy!

Singapore: Singapore Sling –  One cannot visit Singapore and not visit Raffles to have a cheeky Singapore Sling. So why not pretend you are there tonight?

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Sipsmith gin
  • 15 ml Heering cherry brandy
  • 5 ml Cointreau
  • 5 ml Dom Benedictine
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • 10 ml Grenadine
  • 15 ml lime juice
  • 120 ml pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes

Recipe

  • Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake.
  • Strain into a poco grande glass and serve garnished with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.

Spain: Sangria – Experience the passion of Spain with this hearty Sangria recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 apple, unpeeled, core removed, diced
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 750ml bottle red wine (see note)
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 750ml bottle soft drink (lemonade, soda water or ginger ale)

Recipe

  • Thinly slice 1 orange and 1 lemon. Cut each slice into small wedges and place in a large bowl. Add apple, cinnamon and brandy. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Juice remaining oranges and lemon.
  • Combine 1 1/2 cups wine, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2 cups soft drink, 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice in a jug.
  • Add half the apple mixture. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining ingredients in another jug.
  • Spoon crushed ice into 8 tall glasses. Pour over sangria. Serve.

Puerto Rico: Pina Colada – Let’s go to the Caribbean and enjoy island life with this Pina Colada recipe!

Ingredients

  • 60ml Buckeye Silver Caribbean Rum 700mL
  • 90ml pineapple juice
  • 30ml coconut cream
  • Ice cubes
  • Coconut & pineapple leaves to garnish

Recipe

  • Add white rum, pineapple juice & coconut cream into a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice and shake
  • Strain into a highball glass
  • Garnish with coconut & pineapple leaves

Aperol Spritz: Italy – Travel to Italy and imagine you are in the sitting on your balcony overlooking the Amalfi Coast with this Aperol Spritz recipe.

Ingredients

  • 90ml Porta Dante Prosecco
  • 60ml Aperol Aperitivo
  • Soda water
  • Orange wedge to garnish

Recipe

  • Fill wineglass with ice
  • Add Aperol and Prosecco.
  • Top with soda water
  • Garnish with a wedge of orange