5 cocktails to indulge in on World Cocktail Day

10 May 2022
By Fashion Quarterly

Impress your guests, finesse your mixology, and tantalise the senses with these delicious tipples.

Photo by Edward Howell via Unsplash.

In case you didn’t know, May 13th is World Cocktail Day. And what better way to celebrate than mixing and indulging in one of these five delectable cocktails? We’ve got you covered, whether you’re looking for a concoction that’s rich and elegant, refreshing and fruity, sans alcohol, or with an avant-garde twist. So, put on your glad rags and raise a glass to these luxurious cocktails. Cheers!

1. Juno 'Off the Beaten Track'

The perfect cocktail for those desiring a sweet and sour vibe.

Ingredients

45ml Juno Autumn 2022 Gin

15ml lemon juice

15ml maple syrup

60ml Fever-Tree Ginger Ale

2 thin ginger slices

5 mint leaves

Ice

Method

In a short glass muddle the ginger.

Add 5 mint leaves and top glass with ice.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

2. Twelfth Hour gin, lime & basil

A gin drink that brings a zing to your senses.

Ingredients

45ml Twelfth Hour Dry Gin

60ml homemade lime / basil cordial

60ml soda water

Zest from 6 limes

1 cup caster sugar

1 cup lime juice

½ cup water

Ice

Dehydrated lime round (for garnish)

Method

Muddle together lime zest and caster sugar until sugar is bright green. Pour mixture into a pot.

Add lime juice and water and put over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Then, strain and chill.

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a dehydrated lime round.

3. Seedlip Garden 108 Eastside

A zesty, non-alcoholic take on the classic Eastside cocktail.

Ingredients

50ml Seedlip Garden 108

25ml lime juice

3 cucumber slices

5 mint leaves

Ice

25ml Simple syrup*

Cucumber ribbon (for garnish)

Simple syrup ingredients

1 cup white sugar

1 cup water

Method

Muddle cucumber slices and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker.

Add Seedlip Garden 108, simple syrup*, lime juice and ice to the shaker.

Shake and double strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with cucumber ribbon.

*To make the simple syrup, add the sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let syrup cool, then pour into a glass jar and seal tightly with a lid. The sugar syrup will keep, refrigerated, for about one month.

4. Scapegrace 'Vodkacrema'

A rich cocktail reminiscent of the quintessential New Zealand flat white.

Ingredients

45ml Scapegrace vodka

30ml cold drip coffee concentrate

15ml coconut water

Gin and juice (to taste)

Soda water (to taste)

Ice

Flaked coconut (for garnish)

Lime (for garnish)

Method

Add all ingredients to a shaker. Shake hard until the shaker is frosted.

Strain the mixture over large format ice into a short glass, and garnish with flaked coconut and lime.

5. Sheep Dog Peanut Butter martini

A simple-to-make drink with a peanut butter twist. 

Ingredients

30ml Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey

60ml espresso martini mix (or 30ml black coffee and 30ml coffee liqueur)

Ice

Coffee beans (for garnish)

Method

Shake all ingredients together and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans.

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