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4 Simple Iconic Cocktails


Serves 2


For the Watermelon Juice:

2 cups watermelon chunks

For the Watermelon Martini:

1 tsp salt

1 tsp white sugar

1 slice watermelon

2 shots SKYY Blue Vodka

1 ¼ cup watermelon juice

2 tbsp sugar syrup

1 tbsp lime juice

8 large ice cubes

Serving suggestion:

2 small ‘wedges’ of watermelon


For the Watermelon Juice:

1. Remove the pips from the watermelon chunks and add them to a blender.

2. Blend until juiced and measure out one and a quarter cup.

For the Watermelon Martini:

1. Mix together the salt & sugar on a shallow plate. Moisten the rims of two martini cocktail glasses with a slice of watermelon. Dip the moistened glass rims into the salt-sugar mixture and set aside.

2. In a cocktail mixer (or large glass) combine the SKYY Blue Vodka with the watermelon juice, sugar syrup and lime juice. Add ice cubes and mix well, either shake or stir well until ice cold.

3. Pour the cocktail into the two martini glasses.

Serving suggestion:

1. Garnish each of the ice cold martinis with a small wedge of watermelon, serve and ENJOY!


Serves 2


For the Piña Colada:

2 cups ice

1 cup pineapple, diced & frozen

1 ½ cup pineapple juice

¾ cup coconut cream

2 shots Bacardi Carta Blanca Superior

Serving suggestion:

2 pineapple slices

2 pineapple leaves


1. In the Millex blender, add the ice, frozen pineapple chunks, pineapple juice and coconut cream.

2. Add in the two shots of Bacardi Carta Blanca Superior and pulse 5 – 10 times until the ice is crushed.

3. Pour the Pina Colada into two glasses.

4. Finish of each cocktail glass with a pineapple leaf and a piece of fresh pineapple, serve and ENJOY!


Serves 2


For the Muddled Gin & Tonic:

1/3 cup blackberries

2 shots Stretton's Original Gin

400 ml tonic water

2 tsp honey

4 tsp lemon juice

1 cup ice cubes

Serving suggestion:

Frozen blackberries

2 rosemary sprigs


1. Divide the blackberries, lemon juice & honey between two cocktail glasses. Muddle these together in the bottom of each glass.

2. Pour a shot of Strettons Original Gin over the berries into each glass and top the glasses with ice.

3. Slowly pour the tonic between the two cocktails.

4. Garnish each glass with frozen blackberries and a sprig of rosemary.

5. Serve and ENJOY!


Serves 2


For the Tequila Sunrise:

2 shots Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila

1 ½ cups orange juice

1 shot grenadine

Serving suggestion:

2 slices of orange

2 glace cherries


1. Fill the two cocktail glasses with ice.

2. Pour a shot of Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila into each glass and divide the orange juice between the two glasses. Stir well.

3. Slowly pour the grenadine in the centre of each glass.

4. It will sink and gradually rise to mix with the other ingredients.

5. Garnish each drink with a half slice orange and a glace cherry and serve before stirring again.

6. ENJOY on a hot summers day!

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