beverage, beverages, Cocktail

Looking for a Summer Cocktail? Try a Blue Lagoon

This one’s a punch bowl recipe:

4 cups pineapple juice

2 cups chilled lemonade

1 cup blue curacao

1 cup dry gin/vodka (your choice)

Pineapple wedges, mint, cherries & cocktail umbrellas to garnish

Mix all ingredients in a punch bowl

Serves 8

beverages, Cocktail

Need a drink? Try a Tom Collins

30mls Gin

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 thin slices of lemon

1 glace cherry

2 Tbs sugar syrup (½ cup caster sugar dissolved in ½ cup water)

Chilled mineral water

Fill glass with ice, pour over ingredients and garnish with lemon and cherry

beverages, Catering, Cocktail, Sangria

Looking for a cocktail suitable for a large group? Try Sangria

You’ll need:

  • 4 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 apple, unpeeled, core removed, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 750ml bottle red wine (see note)
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 750ml bottle soft drink (lemonade, soda water or ginger ale

How to make it: 

Slice  & quarter 1 orange & 1 lemon. Add to a bowl with apple, cinnamon & brandy and leave in the fridge overnight (Apple Mix)

Juice remaining oranges and lemons.

Combine with apple mix, wine, soft drink & sugar. Stir to mix

Pour over ice to serve


beverage, beverages, Cocktail, Egg Nog

How to make egg nog

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • ¼ cup dark rum (Bourbon for something different
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • ground nutmeg to serve
  1. Place eggs, sugar and milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat. Stir in rum, brandy and half the cream.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat remaining cream in a bowl until soft peaks form. Pour egg mixture into 4 heatproof glasses. Top with cream. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve.