Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t still sip on cocktails, and what better place than from the comfort of your own home?
We’ve compiled a list of five easy to make cocktails that you can enjoy at home all with spirits you can find on Sherpa’s. Now don’t say that we don’t look after you. Oh, and as always, drink responsibly!
Moscow Mule 莫斯科之骡
Definitely a favourite of ours and as the name suggests – it’s just as good in the cold weather as it is on those hot summer days, always refreshing! It’s also super easy to make with only three key ingredients.
1 part Absolut Vodka 伏特加1份
3 parts ginger beer 姜味啤酒3份
1 generous squeeze of lime juice 1大杯酸橙汁
1 handful of crushed ice 碎冰1份
Mint leaves and a wedge of lime to garnish
Feel free to experiment with the garnish; fresh ginger, pomegranate, berries, or even a slice of chilli to add some extra heat!
Really simple and very customisable. If you fancy something a bit fruitier you could add flavoured syrup, fruit juice, or even a scoop of fresh passion fruit. To make your own simple syrup you just need need to heat one part water to one part sugar until the sugar is dissolved, then let it cool and save it for all your cocktails!
1.5 part Bacardi White Rum 1.5份白朗姆酒
1 part Lime juice 1份酸橙汁
0.5 part Simple syrup 0.5份糖浆
A wedge of lime to garnish
Shake the ingredients up in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and serve in a cocktail glass for a touch of sophistication.
Aperol Spritz 阿佩罗
It probably takes you back to a time sitting by the beach in Italy, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a sexy spritz at home. It’s the perfect aperitif before indulging in a big bowl of pasta.
1 part Aperol 1份阿佩罗
2 parts Prosecco 2份普洛塞克
Top up with soda water and garnish with a slice of fresh orange
Pour ingredients in a wine glass over ice.
Tequila sunrise 龙舌兰日出
It’s called a sunrise because it looks like a sunrise, not because you drink it at sunrise! To make grenadine syrup just add some pomegranate juice while you’re heating your simple syrup recipe. If you can’t get hold of pomegranate juice then simple syrup will do, but there will be no sunrise!
1.5 part Olmeca Tequila 1.5份龙舌兰
4 parts orange juice 4份橙汁
0.5 part grenadine syrup 0.5份糖浆
Garnish with a cherry and slice of orange
Pour ingredients in a tall glass over ice.
Amaretto Sour 杏仁酸酒
This one might require a little bit more work with the beaten egg whites, but it’s definitely worth it! It’s the perfect balance between sweet and sour and definitely one to impress the guests. If you want something a bit stronger (and less sweet) then you can exchange the Disaronno for Jim Beam Bourbon whiskey to make a Whiskey Sour.
这相对操作量较多，需要打散的蛋清，但它绝对值得！甜酸的完美平衡，绝对印象深刻。如果你想要更烈一点(且不那么甜)，可以把 Disaronno 换成 Jim Beam 来调制一杯威士忌酸酒。
4 parts Disaronno 4份Disaronno
2 parts lemon juice 2份柠檬汁
1part egg whites (beaten) 1份打散的蛋清
0.5 part simple syrup (or maraschino cherry syrup)
Garnish with a maraschino cherry (optional)
Dry shake ingredients (without ice) then pour over ice-filled tumbler glass.
All base spirits were available on Sherpa’s at time of writing.