Cocktails make any gathering an occasion, and any celebration extra special. Jono Fleming did his best Tom Cruise impression in the T&W studio and mixed up these three delectable drinks. Cheers to our Cocktail Hour collection, which has everything you need to let the good times roll.
Spiced Moscow Mule
The legendary Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug, for reasons now lost in the mists of time (and possibly vodka).
1 standard shot of vodka
squeeze of lime
1/2 cup spiced ginger beer
Slice of pear
Sprig of thyme
Fill a copper mug with ice, and pour over the vodka. Pour in the ginger beer and squeeze the lime into the mug. Stir with the cinnamon stick and garnish with thyme and a slice of pear.
You’d never know that this wasn’t the traditional recipe, especially after your first glass.
Ice (crushed is better)
1 shot of tequila
Schweppes Bitter Lemon
Squeeze the lime into a small plate, and pour on the salt onto a separate plate. Dip the rim of the glass into the lime juice and then into the salt to crust the glass. Fill with the crushed ice, add the shot of tequila and top up with the bitter lemon mixer. Garnish with a slice of lime.
Peach and Blood Orange Bellini
A classic Italian cocktail with a twist. Traditionally served with peach nectar, the addition of the blood orange add that slightly bitter and sour flavour adds a bit of depth and cuts through the sweetness.
One blood orange, squeezed
In a champagne glass pour in about a shot (30ml) peach nectar and 1 tablespoon of blood orange juice. Top up with prosecco and serve chilled.