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Although it is not to be recommended, a cocktail can be just the way to start the day, particularly at the weekend when you have got a lazy day ahead. Fruity, fizzy, creamy or caffeine-based, any of the recipes featured here will make a perfect accompaniment to that late breakfast or leisurely brunch.

BANANA DAIQUIRI

Rum and lime juice are the base of a classic Daiquiri. Here the addition of bananas and cream make for a rich and fortifying version.

SERVES 1
2 measures white rum
1/2 measure triple sec
1/2 measure lime juice
1/2 measure single cream
1 tsp sugar syrup 
banana peeled and sliced lime wedge

Famously a favourite of American writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy, the Daiquiri is named after a small town in Cuba and was allegedly invented at the turn of the 20th century by an American engineer, who was working there, ran out of gin and turned to rum. However, given the prevalence of rum in Cuba it is probable that the locals had discovered this delicious drink some time previously.

MAIDEN’S PRAYER

 

MAIDEN’S PRAYER

The orange juice in a Maiden’s Prayer will give you extra little sugar boost

Serves 1
1 measure Gin
1 measure triple sec
1 tsp orange juice
1 tsp lemon juice
Twist of lemon peel
Pour the gin , triple sec , orange juice and lemon juice over ice cubes , shake vigorously until well frosted and strain into chilled cocktail glass . Garnish with a twist of lemon peel .


BRIDE'S MOTHER

 

SERVES 1
1 measures sloe gin
1 measure gin
2  measures grapefruit juice
1/2 measure sugar syrup
lemon slice
Pour the sloe gin, gin, grapefruit juice over ice cubes, shake vigorously until well frosted and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a slice of lemon


MELON STATE BALL

 

SERVES 1
2 measures vodka
1 measure Midori
2 measures orange juice
Pour the vodka , Midori and orange  juice over ice Cubes and shake vigorously until well frosted. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass


LAST MANGO IN PARIS

 

SERVES 1
2 measures vodka
1 measure framboise
1 measure lime juice
1/2 mango, peeled, stoned and chopped
2 strawberries, halved
lime slice
1 strawberry
Whizz the vodka , framboise , lime juice ,mango and halved strawberries in a blender until slushy . Pour into a chilled cocktail glass or sour glass and dress with a slice of lime and the extra strawberry


BACHELOR'S BAIT

 

SERVES 1
2 measures gin
1 tsp grenadine
1 egg white
dash of orange bitters

Shake the gin, grenadine and egg white together over ice cubes until well frosted Add a dash of orange bitters give the mixture another quick shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass


BLUE MONDAY

 

The lovely colour and fruity flavour of this cocktail is guaranteed to make Monday your favourite day of the week.

SERVES 1
cracked ice
1 measure vodka
1/2 measure Cointreau
1 tbsp blue curaçao

Put the cracked ice into a mixing glass or jug and pour in me vodka, Cointreau and curacao. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass


STRAWBERRY COLADA

 

SERVES 1
4-6 ice cubes crushed
3 measures golden rum
4 measures pineapple juice
1 measure coconut cream
6 strawberries
hulled pineapple wedge
extra strawberry

In a blender, whizz together the crushed ice, rum. pineapple juice, coconut cream and hulled strawberries. Blend until smooth, then pour without straining, into a chilled highball glass Dress with a wedge of pineapple and a strawberry

 

BLOODY MARY

 

SERVES 1
cracked ice
2 measures vodka
4 measures tomato juice
1/2 measure lemon juice
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
dash of Tabasco sauce
celery salt , black pepper
lemon wedge , celery stick

Pour the vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco over cracked ice, shake vigorously and season with the celery salt and black pepper. Strain into an iced old-fashioned glass and dress with the wedge of lemon and stick of celery.

ESPRESSO GALLIANO

 

This variant on an Irish Coffee is an excellent way to start the day, but it tastes best without the traditional cream

SERVES 1
2 measures Galliano freshly made strong black coffee
sugar to taste
lemon or orange juice
twist of orange peel

Put the Galliano into a warmed heatproof glass. Pour in the coffee, add a teaspoon or two of sugar and a splash of lemon or orange juice to taste and stir. Serve with a twist of orange peel.


FUZZY MARTINI

 

SERVES 1
2 measures vanilla vodka
1/2 measure coffee vodka
1 tsp peach schnapps
peach slice

Shake the vanilla vodka, coffee vodka and peach schnapps over ice cubes until well frosted Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and dress with a slice of peach

PASSIONATE DAIQUIRI

 

is twist on the traditional Daiquiri introduces the delicate flavour of passion fruit to the rum and lime.

SERVES 1
2 measures white rum
1 measure lime juice
V measure passion fruit syrup
1 cocktail cherry

Pour the rum, lime juice and passion fruit syrup over Ice cubes and shake vigorously until well frosted. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and decorate with a cocktail cherry


CREAMY SCREWDRIVER

 

By adding a protein-rich egg yolk to the classic Screwdriver  you'll be set up for the day.

SERVES 1
2 measures vodka
crushed ice
6 measures orange juice
1 egg yolk 1/2
tsp sugar syrup , orange slice

In a blender mix the vodka, crushed ice, orange juice. egg yolk and sugar syrup until smooth. Half fill a chilled highball glass with cracked ice and pour the cocktail over them without straining. Serve with a slice of orange

LEMON SHERBET

 

This turns into a delicious fluffy thick drink that you may well need a spoon for.

SERVES 1
2 measures gin
1 measure lemon juice
1 measure cream
1/2 measure orange curaçao
1 tsp caster sugar
dash of orange
flower water a little crushed ice

Whizz all the ingredients together in a blender for 10-15 seconds. Pour into a chilled lowball glass or highball glass and serve with straws


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