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


beverages, Catering, Cocktail, Cosmopolitan

Need a drink? Try a Cosmopolitan


  • 3 scoops ice cubes
  • 60mls (1/4 cup) vodka
  • 15mls (3 teaspoons) cranberry juice
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 thin strips lime rind, to garnish

Place the ice, vodka, cranberry juice and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into cocktail glasses and serve, each garnished with a lime rind strip or slice of fruit. Link to recipe: Taste – Cosmopolitan