• Shelley Boettcher

Easy cocktails for your next party

We've received a slew of great cocktail recipes lately and it seems a pity not to share. Here, in no particular order, are a handful of recent favourites.

Cruzan Slowpoke Shandy

2 parts Cruzan Single Barrel Rum

1/2 part Lime juice

1/4 part Ginger syrup

1 part Wheat beer

Combine rum, lime and ginger syrup in a pint glass and slowly pour half of the beer into the glass. Add a few ice cubes and finish pouring the beer. Serves one. (Well, it serves one depending on what you consider a "part" to be.)

Cool Citrus Tea Punch

600ml Bacardi Superior

150ml Martini Bianco vermouth

375ml simple syrup (1:1)

375ml lemon juice

375ml Strong tea, earl gray tea (4 tea bags)

1 whole cucumber, cut into wheels

1 orange, 1 lime and 1 lemon

1 bunch of fresh mint

Add all ingredients in a punch bowl. Stir gently. Add ice. Serve.

Because I Said So

Created by Chicago mixologist Patrick Natola

2 parts Laphroaig Select Scotch Whisky

1/2 part Cocchi Americano

3/4 part lemon juice

1/4 part simple syrup

Shake up and serve in a coupe rinsed with a bit of Laphroaig 10 year-old Scotch Whisky.

Whisky Amore

Created by Mia Glanz, Odd Society Spirits

1.5 oz Odd Society Single Malt Whisky

0.5 oz Cynar (an Italian bitter, in the same family as amaro; cynar is made from artichokes but, thankfully, doesn't really taste like them!)

0.4 oz Odd Society Bittersweet Vermouth

0.25 oz Cherry Heering

Garnish: brandied cherry and orange peel

Place all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, and stir for approximately 20 seconds. Strain into rocks glass over ice and garnish with a brandied cherry and orange peel.

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