Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
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16 Oct 2021
12:00 pm

Three refreshing homemade cocktails to try this Saturday

Lerato Maimela

If you cannot indulge in alcohol for whatever reasons then you can create the virgin versions of these cocktails by excluding the alcohol.

Refreshing homemade cocktails. Picture: iStock

Beat the heat this weekend by creating these delicious and refreshing easy homemade cocktails.

If you do not enjoy alcohol or cannot indulge in alcoholic beverages for whatever reason then you can refrain from adding alcohol to these cocktail recipes, and you can create the virgin version of these cocktails.

Porn star martini cocktail

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Porn star martini cocktail. Picture; iStock

Ingredients

  • 45g of vanilla flavoured vodka
  • 15g of passion fruit liqueur (such as Passoã or De Kuyper)
  • 30g of passion fruit puree
  • 15g of ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 15g of ounce vanilla simple syrup
  • 30g of sparkling wine, chilled
  • Garnish: 1/2 cup passion fruit

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except sparkling wine into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with a passion fruit half.
  4. Serve with a sparkling wine sidecar (on the side).

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Daiquiri

daiquiri
Daiquiri. Picture: iStock

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of ice
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 120g of frozen strawberries
  • ⅛ cup of lime juice
  • ½ cup of lemon juice
  • ¾ cup of rum
  • ¼ cup of lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine ice, sugar and strawberries. Pour in lime juice, lemon juice, rum and lemon-lime soda. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
  2. In a blender, combine ice, sugar and strawberries. Pour in lime juice, lemon juice, rum and lemon-lime soda. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Gin sour

gin sour
Gin sour. Picture: iStock

Ingredients

  • 60g of London dry gin
  • 30g of lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 15g of ounce simple syrup
  • 15g of ounce egg white or aquafaba (optional)
  • Garnish: lemon twist (optional)
  • Garnish: 3 drops Angostura bitters (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker and vigorously dry-shake (without ice) if using egg white or aquafaba.
  2. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist. Or if using egg white or aquafaba, decorate the frothy top with 3 to 5 drops of Angostura bitters.

These recipes were found on alcohol.com and allrecipe.com