Cocktail Making

You all know how obsessed I am with a good cocktail. In fact, you’re probably sick of my photos of cocktails plastered all over my blog and Instagram whenever I go out, but I can’t help it! I love them. But I’m also very particular when it comes to what I like. If I had it my way I would drink Pornstar Martini’s for the rest of my life. Besides, who wants to pay £15 for a cocktail that you might not even remotely enjoy? So, what better way to try out some new types of cocktails than by whipping them up myself at home!

Appletiser contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I wanted to try out their new Apple & Pomegranate flavour drink and incorporate it into a few cocktails. Of course, I said yes!  I instantly remembered I was bought a cocktail shaker for my 21st Birthday and it’s been sitting in the box ever since, so what better excuse to finally give it a go. 

They sent me a list of recipes and I made the following 2 cocktails and 1 mocktail. The recipes are as follows for anyone wanting to re-create:

Big Apple Berry
1. Shake up 60ml of Cognac (I used Courvoisier) with 15ml of sugar syrup
2. Pour into a sling glass with ice
3. Top with Appletiser, Apple and Pomegranate 
4. Add fruit of your choice
5. Mix it up with a stirrer
6. Garnish with your berries of choice (we like it with blackberries and redcurrants)

Pom Blush
1. Mix up 25ml vodka, 25ml lemon juice, 50ml sugar syrup
2. Pour into a glass with ice
3. Top off with Appletiser, Apple and Pomegranate 
4. Garnish with fresh berries

Lemon Sling
1. Mix 15ml lemon juice with 25ml sugar syrup
2. Pour into a glass with ice
3. Top with Appletiser, Apple and Pomegranate 
4. Add a dash of lemon cordial
5. Garnish with apple slices or berries

The new Apple & Pomegranate flavour is delishhhhh and so refreshing. It’s good for you too as it has no added preservatives (i.e. sugar which is most commonly added to a lot of other branded juice!). Just 100% gently sparkling fruit juice.

Now, before I start making you believe I’m a professional whizz at casually whipping up cocktails in my kitchen, I’m not. Far from it. In fact, with a cocktail shaker in my hand I’m an accident waiting to happen. Please see below for proof…

Hence the reason for the change of outfit!!

Anyway, I felt I had to show you my stupidity (you can see the full clip at the end of my video above) firstly, because I laughed too hard watching it back not to include it, and secondly, as my good deed of the week to teach everyone out there to PUT THE LID ON PROPERLY BEFORE SHAKING!! If this will now save even just one person from spilling brandy all over their freshly washed and curled hair then my work here is done.

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