Cocktail season is well underway (woohoo!) There is just one issue with this. Cocktails usually equate to an absolute ton of sugar. If you make them yourself its another story! So why not rally up your mates, whack on a barbeque and rustle up some of these babies!
The recipes below are a twist on the classics. Using some clever swaps along the way, we capture the essence of our favourites without breaking the syn bank.
Mojito - 5 syns
- 35ML Rum
- tsp Sweetener
- Fresh mint leaves
- Lime wedges
- Soda Water
- Ice (preferably crushed)
- Muddle the mint leaves, lime wedges and sweetener in a glass
- Pour in the rum and soda water.
- Stir with a spoon
- Add a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.
Cape Cod - 3 syns
- Vodka (25ml=3 syns)
- 100mls light cranberry juice (0.5 syns)
- 2 Lime Wedges
- Squeeze a wedge of lime into the glass of crushed ice.
- Swill the ice around the glass a bit to distribute the lime juice
- Pour in the vodka and cranberry juice.
- Add a lime wedge to serve.
Caiprinha - 5 syns
- 50ml Cachaca (Brazilian white rum) 5 syns
- 1 teaspoon or sachet of sweetener
- 2 qtrs of Lime
- rushed ice
- fun little flags (optional)
Muddle lime and Sweetener in the glass. Add Cachaca and ice. Stir and serve.
Tequila sunrise - 4.5 syns
- 35ml Tequila (4 syns)
- 20ml of no added sugar orange squash, undiluted
- 125ml ocean spray blueberry juice drink (0.5 syns)
- Orange Slice to Garnish (optional)
- Ice cubes
- Pour Tequila and blueberry juice into a glass.
- Add the ice cubes
- Pour orange squash on top of the ice
- Garnish with orange slice
- Stir before drinking.
Espresso Martini - 5 syns
- 25ml vodka (3 syns)
- 2 drops of vanilla essence
- 1 shot of chilled espresso coffee
- 1 level tablespoon of single cream (1.5 syns)
- Splash of milk (0.5 syns)
- Garnish: Whole coffee beans
Note: You need a cocktail shaker and espresso maker/french press for this one but its worth it!
Pour vodka, vanilla essence, espresso, cream and milk into the shaker and shake very well. (This gives it the lovely foamy head!). Garnish with 3 whole coffee beans.
Well there you are, five spins on the classics. I'd love to hear how you get on making these! Let me know in the comments, or if you have other suggestions!