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Cool Cocktail Recipes

There are so many delicious cocktail recipes it's very difficult to know where to start, so I've chosen my favourites and placed them in order of their fruit flavour as fruit flavour drinks seem so appropriate for serving outdoors at your pool party and always go down a treat!

Orange Flavoured Recipes

Orange Bliss</P

1 1/2 vodka

1 oz orange liqueur

3 1/2 oz orange juice

Shake with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass.


Orange Breeze

1 1/2 oz vodka

1 1/2 oz orange liqueur

3 oz orange juice

3 oz cranberry juice

Build in a large goblet with ice and stir. Garnish with a slice of orange and serve.


Orange Oasis

1/2 oz cherry brandy

1 1/2 oz gin

4 oz orange juice

ginger ale

Shake brandy, gin and orange juice with ice and strain into a highball glass over ice cubes. Fill with ginger ale, stir and serve.

Cherry Flavoured Recipes</strong

Cherry Martinsen

4 oz cherry brandy

8 oz Cola

Pour the brandy into a tall glass, top up with cola.


Jersey Cherry

1 1/2 oz white rum

1 oz dry vermouth

3/4 sloe gin

1 oz pineapple juice

Build over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry.


Popped Cherry

2 oz vodka

2 oz cherry liqueur

4 oz cranberry juice

4 oz orange juice

Serve over ice in a tall glass with a popped cherry.


Apple Flavoured Recipes

Apple Blossom

1 oz brandy

2 oz apple juice

1 tsp lemon juice

1 dash vodka

Pour ingredients into a mixing glass almost filled with ice. Stir and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice. Garnish with fruit and serve.


Apple Jack

1 oz Whisky

apple juice

Blend ingredients in a mixing glass. Serve on ice in a cocktail glass.


Apple Pie

1 oz light rum

1/2 sweet vermouth

1 tsp brandy

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp grenadine syrup

In a shaker half-filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass.

Peppermint Flavoured Recipes

Glacier Mint

5 parts vodka

3 parts white creme de menthe

lime juice

Stir ingredients together and strain into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with mint leaves and serve


Peppermint Beach

1 1/2 oz peppermint schnapps

1 1/2 oz coconut rum

Mix with ice, serve cold


Fin n'Tonic

1 oz gin

1 oz peppermint schnapps

1 oz tonic water

Mix ingredients and serve over ice.

Citrus Flavoured Recipes

Citrus Smack

1 1/2 oz rum

1 1/2 oz triple sec

1 oz sweet and sour mix

fill with grapefruit juice

2 slices oranges

1 slice lemon

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add rum, triple sec and sour mix. Fill remainder of glass with grapefruit juice. Stir and garnish with orange and lemon slices.


Flaming Citrus Action

1 part lemon rum

1 part tropical schnapps

2 parts orange juice

1 drop Tabasco Sauce

Pour ingredients over ice in an ordinary glass

Apricot Flavoured Recipes

Apricot Crush

1 1/2 oz apricot brandy

1/2 oz white rum

1 oz orange juice

1/2 oz lemon juice

Shake and strain into a champagne saucer filled with crushed ice.


Apricot Cocktail

1 tsp gin

1 1/2 oz apricot brandy

juice of 1/4 lemon

juice of 1/4 orange

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and and serve


Apricot Breeze

1 oz vodka

3 oz apricot nectar

fill with tonic water


Fill hurricane glass with ice. Add vodka and apricot nectar to glass, fill with tonic, stir.

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