How to Make Bahamas Punch

Bahamas Punch is a fruity rum-based alcoholic drink originating in the Caribbean islands of the same name. We’ve got the recipe for you and we’ve added a few more recipes for alcoholic punches and drinks – as well as an alcohol-free version – to make your party go with a …

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How to Make Jungle Juice

Jungle Juice is, in essence, a fruit punch – but a fruit punch with a kick that a mule would envy! It became popular in New York and in college campuses across America, and recipes for it are as numerous as the tales of ‘what happened after I’d drunk it …

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How to Make a Vodka Martini

You’d think it should be very simple: a martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth; a vodka martini is a cocktail made with vodka and vermouth. But do you shake or stir your cocktail? Does it matter? And can a real martini be made with anything except gin …

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Colour Theme – Blue Cocktails

Feeling blue? Then we have just the cocktail for you! The majority of blue cocktails get their colour from Blue Curaçao. Curaçao is an island in the southern seas of the Caribbean, and home to an orange too bitter to enjoy on its own. Fortunately for the sun-worshippers who gather …

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Using Coconut in Cocktails

Pina Colada has a lot to answer for! The popularity of the tropical rum cocktail has led to the creation of a load of non-alcoholic imitators. Most of the drinks in this section start off with the same base of coconut cream and pineapple juice. And don’t dismiss them because …

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Moscow Mule

Every decade has its spin doctors. Jack Morgan ran a bar in Hollywood in the 1940s. Alongside it, he was struggling to make a success of his Cock’n’Bull ginger beer franchise. Enter the Spin Doctor, John Martin. Between them they invented the Moscow Mule, which mixed Smirnoff vodka with ginger …

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This ‘n’ That

Hangover cures, a traditional Christmas drink, a summer refresher and something a bit different have all found their way onto this page! Egg Nog Traditionally served at Christmas 1 egg 2 tablespoons caster sugar ½ pt milk ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Beat the egg yolk with the sugar, vanilla and …

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Long Island Iced Tea

For Long Island Iced Tea you need: 1 part light rum 1 part vodka 1 part gin 1 part tequila 1 part Cointreau Coca Cola Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the first 5 ingredients. Top up with coke and garnish with a slice of lemon or …

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Sex on the Beach & Screaming Orgasm

Banned! In 2004 a company in Derbyshire was banned from giving their drinks products suggestive names. Their argument that they were simply using the names of cocktails already in existence was thrown out. The report doesn’t say whether they invited the judge to enjoy sex on the beach or to …

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A Daiquiri Cocktail

The custom of mixing lime with rum for a cooling drink on a hot Cuban day has been around a long time. It’s even been suggested that – like many drinks – its original purpose was medicinal. But the Cubans were enjoying it long before Jennings Cox, a mining engineer …

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