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Cocktails, Shots, Smoothies and MoreLearn how to make Cocktails, Shots, Smoothies along with tips and what equipment to use.
- 2 oz Sambuca
- 1 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
Stir the Sambuca and Blue Curacao Liqueur together in a small rocks glass. Next take a light and ignite the mixture, you then allow it to burn only momentarily, and extinguish before serving.
30ml / 1 oz Brandy
15ml / 1/2 oz Light Rum
15ml / 1/2 oz Triple Sec
Sweet and Sour mix
First pour the Brandy, Rum and Triple Sec into an ice-filled rocks glass. Next fill with the sweet and sour mix, and finally serve.
The Pina Colada is a popular tropical cocktail that originated in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. The drink’s name means “strained pineapple” in Spanish, which is a reference to its main ingredients: pineapple juice, coconut cream, and rum.
While there is some debate over who first created the Pina Colada, the cocktail’s official birthplace is said to be the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was there that bartender Ramon “Monchito” Marrero is said to have invented the drink in 1954, using a mix of pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and rum.
The original recipe was made with Don Q rum, a Puerto Rican rum brand, and was served in a tall glass with crushed ice. It was garnished with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry. The drink quickly became popular among hotel guests and soon became a signature drink of Puerto Rico.
In 1978, the Pina Colada was immortalized in the Rupert Holmes song “Escape (The Pina Colada Song),” which became a hit and further cemented the drink’s status as a tropical icon.
Today, the Pina Colada is a popular drink around the world, often served in a hurricane or tall glass with a straw and garnished with a pineapple wedge and/or maraschino cherry. It is a symbol of tropical relaxation and is often associated with warm weather, sandy beaches, and vacation.
The classic recipe for this popular drink. The coconut cream needs to have the right consistency and coconut milk may be too thin, although you can add condensed milk to coconut milk to bring up it’s thickness.
30 ml Light Rum/White Rum
30 ml Coconut Cream
90 ml Crushed Pineapples/Pineapple Juice
Put the Rum, Coconut Cream and Pineapple into a shaker with 2 cups of crushed ice.
Shake well then strain into a goblet, hurricane, tiki, or pint glass and serve with a straw, cherry, pineapple/fruit chunk and if you feel like it, even an umbrella.
- 2 oz. white rum
- 2 oz. pineapple juice
- 2 oz. coconut cream
- 1 cup ice
- Pineapple wedge and/or maraschino cherry (optional)
- Add the rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and ice to a blender.
- Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Pour the Pina Colada into a hurricane or tall glass.
- Garnish with a pineapple wedge and/or maraschino cherry if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
- For a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the rum and replace it with more pineapple juice or coconut cream.
- To make a frozen Pina Colada, blend the ingredients with more ice until you reach your desired consistency.
- For a more tropical twist, try adding a splash of lime juice or a dash of bitters to the mix.
Enjoy your delicious and refreshing Pina Colada!
Try making one of the best known cocktails, the Cosmopolitan cocktail, with many people claiming to have invented it, what is known is that it’s a classic.
Martini Glass/Cocktail Glass
Shake the vodka, triple sec, lime and cranberry juice vigorously in a shaker with ice cubes.
This is then strained into a martini glass and finally the Cosmopolitan cocktail is garnished with a lime wedge on the rim and serve.
Good for whenever and where ever, when you just need a drink!
Shake with ice cubes the gin, lime juice, orange juice, egg white and strawberry liqueur until chilled.
Strain the mixture into a well cooled cocktail glass.
Add the twirl of lime peel and a slice of strawberry to garnish, then serve.
Sours originated in the Southern United States in the mid 1800’s and were based on Brandy, but American Whiskey soon became the norm as French distilled wines increasing became harder to obtain.
Cocktail or Sour Glass
Vigorously shake the brandy, lemon or lime juice and sugar with ice and strain into the cocktail or sour glass.
Decorate with the cherry and the slice of lemon/lime.
A cold drink, perfect for the summer at a party, usually in a pitcher, jug or bowl as it serves 6 people.
Pitcher/Jug/Bowl and Highball Glasses or Wine Glasses
Pour the orange juice, lemon juice and caster sugar into the jug and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Add some ice cubes to the mixer, the lemon and orange slices then the red wine.
Leave this to marinate and soak up the flavour for an hour then fill with lemonade and some more ice cubes.
Pour into the highball glasses or wine glasses.
Sit back and enjoy the party!
This sunny cocktail will get you in the mood for a holiday, especially if its been a long time coming!
Shake vigorously the gin, pineapple juice and rum over the cracked ice.
Once chilled pour everything into the highball glass and dress with the pineapple leaves.
This is the perfect Valentines cocktail, to make for your loved one!
Shake together the orange juice, Disaronno Amaretto, Campari and sugar syrup with ice.
Strain the mixture into a Cocktail/Martini glass.
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The Coupette Glass is famous for housing the Margarita and sometimes the Daiquiri, this is why it is also known as the Magarita Glass to. The Coupette Glass is based on the classic champagne coupe (designed in 1663, the shape, supposedly based on a woman’s breast!)
The wide bowl was created to make it easier to salt the rim of the Coupette Glass.
Where to buy the Coupette Glass/Margarita Glass
Drinkstuff.com sell a wide range of cocktail glasses and equipment.
Amazon also sell a wide range of cocktail glasses including the Coupette Glass/Margarita Glass.
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