Cocktail Choice

Feature by Nimrod Baker | 16 May 2006

Spring Selections

This month Spring has sprung and this means the sun is hanging around a wee bit longer allowing us all a few more hours to laze around sipping beverages in the sunshine. 'Tis the season of fresh fruit, and essentially any alcohol and fruit combination - if kept simple - works. Here are some citrus suggestions to get fruity with:

Jager Crush
Fresh Lime and Demerara Sugar, muddled. Add plenty of crushed ice and top with Jagermeister - an interesting and palatable blend of herbs, spices and citrus. Warning: enough of these and you will undoubtably contract Jager-Courage...

Fresh Berries - Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries (or your personal selection), 35ml Vodka, 15ml Cointreau (or Triple Sec) well shaken with ice then top with soda - fruits of the forest eat your heart out.

Bitter Sweet
Muddled Pink Grapefruit wedges, 35ml Gin, 15ml Paradiso (or Lychee Liqueur) shaken over ice and topped with blood orange juice - more vitamin c than you can shake a cocktail umbrella at, great for those spring-time sniffles.

These Sumptuous cocktails await your drinking pleasure, should be consumed with friends and sunshine. Enjoy.

Respect alcohol, respect yourself.