A fruity take on the original, this time using pineapple to create a lovely sweet flavour.
6 Mint leaves, plus an extra spring to decorate
4 Pineapple chunks, plus a wedge to decorate
2 teaspoons soft light brown sugar
2 Measures golden rum, such as Havana Club
Pineapple Juice, to top up
Put the mint leaves, pineapple chunks and sugar into a cocktail shaker and muddle together. Half fill the shaker with ice cubes and fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Add the rum to the shaker and shake until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain over the ice in the glass. Top up with pineapple juice and stir. Decorate with a pineapple wedge a mint spring and serve
This is one of my favourite cocktails, and was excited to make it for the first time, I got the recipe from a Cocktail Book :)
Piña Colada. This world-famous cocktail was created by a bartender in Puerto Rico in 1957.
1 Scoop of crush ice
2 Measures of white rum
2 Teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 Measures of coconut cream
2 Measures of pineapple juice
1 Scoop of vanilla Ice cream
pineapple / cherries, to decorate .
Put the crushed ice into a blender. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend on high speed for 20-30 seconds. Pour into a highball glass, and decorate with the pineapple and cherries.
Drink and Enjoy !! :)
Strawberry Daiquiri .
Daiquiri, a refreshing white rum, lime and sugar beverage invented in the early 20th century by Jennings S Cox, an American working in the mines of the Cuban town of Daiquiri.
The strawberry version combines sweet and fragant strawberries with white rum and refreshingly tangy lime juice :) it can also be added mint.
3-4 strawberries, plus an extra strawberry slice to decorate.
1 dash of strawberry syrup
6 mints leaves, plus extra to decorate (optional)
2 measures of white rum
2 measures of freshly squeezed lime juice.
Put the strawberries, strawberry syrup, and mint (optional) into a cocktail shaker and muddle together. Half-fill the shaker with ice cubes. Add the rum and lime juice and shake until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Fine or double strain into a chilled Martini (cocktail) glass. Decorate with a strawberry :) .
There are many versions of the origins of the Cuba Libre. One is that fighters aiding Cuba in the Spanish-American War at the beginning of the 20th century would raise their glasses of rum and cola in a toast of "Cuba Libre" ( "Free Cuba")
4 measures of golden Rum, such as Havana club 3 years-old
juice of 1 lime
cola, to top up
Fill 2 highball glasses with ice cubes. Pour over the Rum and lime juice and stir. Top up with cola, decorate with lime wedges and serve with straws.
Pisco Sour : Ingredients :
30ml Fresh Lime juice
20ml Sugar Syrup
1 egg white
3-4 ice cubes
Drops of Amargo Bitters (Angostura Bitters)
Basically put everything in the cocktail shaker , add the ice cubes at the end, and then shake it vigorously for about 30 seconds, then strain it into a pisco glass... or wine glass as I used ;) then the final touch a couple of drops of amargo bitters