Cool cocktails

Nutracheck brings you recipes and calorie counts for 16 summer favourites. Please drink responsibly.

Mai Tai

Mai Tai

Ingredients

  • 30ml white rum
  • 30ml dark rum
  • 30ml triple sec
  • 15ml grenadine
  • 15ml almond syrup
  • 15ml fresh lime juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry, to garnish

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients, except the cherry, in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  2. Half fill a glass with ice, pour over the cocktail and garnish the glass with the cherry.

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Ingredients

  • 25ml espresso flavoured vodka
  • 25ml coffee Irish cream liqueur
  • 25ml cold espresso coffee
  • 10ml honey
  • 3 coffee beans, to garnish

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients, except the coffee beans, in a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a glass and garnish with the coffee beans.

Dark 'n' Stormy

Dark 'n' Stormy

Ingredients

  • 50ml dark rum
  • 50ml ginger beer
  • 2 wedges of lime

Method

  1. Half fill a glass with ice and pour in the rum and ginger beer.
  2. Squeeze in lime juice from the lime wedges, then add the wedges to the glass.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Ingredients

  • 50ml vodka
  • 100ml tomato juice
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 4 dashes of tabasco sauce
  • 4 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 stick of celery

Method

  1. Half fill a glass with ice and pour over the vodka and tomato juice.
  2. Add the lemon juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce and pepper to the glass and stir everything thoroughly.
  3. Garnish with the celery.

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Ingredients

  • 50ml dark rum
  • 125ml coca cola
  • 1 wedge of lime

Method

  1. Half fill a glass with ice and pour over the rum and cola.
  2. Squeeze in the juice of the lime wedge, stir well and garnish with the lime.

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

Ingredients

  • 25ml dry gin
  • 25ml cherry brandy
  • 5ml Benedictine
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 10ml Grenadine
  • Dash of soda water

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients, except the soda water, in a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a glass and top up with the soda water.

Bellini

Bellini

Ingredients

  • 100mls of prosecco
  • 1/2 ripe peach, peeled and stoned

Method

  1. Place the peach in a blender and blitz until completely smooth.
  2. Spoon into a chilled champagne flute, slowly top up with prosecco and serve.

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • 50ml vodka
  • 25ml orange liquor
  • 25ml cranberry juice
  • Squeeze of lime

Method

  1. Place the vodka, liqueur and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker with some ice and mix vigorously.
  2. Pour into a glass and add a good squeeze of lime juice to serve.

Mojito

Mojito

Ingredients

  • 50ml white rum
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 5g of syrup
  • Soda water to taste
  • Handful of mint leaves

Method

  1. Crush the mint, add to a small jug with the lime juice and syrup and mix.
  2. Add some ice to a glass and our pour in the mixture, top with the rum and stir well.
  3. Top up with soda water to your taste and serve.

Pina Colada

Pina Colada

Ingredients

  • 50ml of white rum
  • 100ml pineapple juice
  • 25ml fresh double cream
  • 25ml coconut cream

Method

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse.
  2. Pour in to a glass and serve.

Margarita

Margarita

Ingredients

  • 50ml tequila
  • 12.5ml lime juice
  • 25ml orange liqueur

Method

  1. Add the ingredients to a shaker along with some ice and mix well.
  2. Pour in to a chilled glass and serve with a wedge of lime.

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour

Ingredients

  • 50ml amaretto almond liqueur
  • 25ml lemon juice

Method

  1. Add the ingredients and some ice cubes to a shaker and mix well.
  2. Pour into a glass.

Screwdriver

Screwdriver

Ingredients

  • 25ml vodka
  • 37.5ml fresh orange juice

Method

  1. Add the ingredients into a shaker with some ice and mix well.
  2. Strain into a glass and serve.

Kir Royale

Kir Royale

Ingredients

  • 90ml of processco
  • 15ml crème de cassis

Method

  1. Add the crème de cassis to a chilled champagne flute.
  2. Slowly top up with the prosecco and serve.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri

Ingredients

  • 50ml of white rum
  • 12.5ml of lime juice
  • 6ml of sugar syrup
  • 3 strawberries

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix well.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass to serve.

Long Island Ice Tea

Long Island Ice Tea

Ingredients

  • 12.5ml gin
  • 12.5ml white rum
  • 12.5ml tequila
  • 12.5ml orange liqueur
  • 12.5ml vodka
  • 5ml of coke
  • 5g of sugar
  • 12.5ml lemon juice

Method

  1. Place ingredients in a cocktail shaker apart from the coke add some ice and shake.
  2. Strain the drink into a glass, top with coke to serve.