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Recipe - Cocktails
My own versions of some popular cocktails.

When using lemonade as a mixer, try Tesco's own - it's not too sweet or invasive a flavour, and works well.

For a glass:
  • 3 parts tequila
  • 2 parts freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 part triple sec
  • Few rocks of salt
If you're making a jug for a summer party, you can make a pseudo-margarita with 1 part lemonade to one part tequila, add a dash of cointreau or another fruit liqueur (or if desparate, use rum!) and a pinch of rock salt.

I love my Pimms strong, but for a jug you would prefer to use 2 or 3 parts lemonade to 1 part Pimms.

Traditionally, you should add ice, strawberry, cucumber and borage. However, any fruit will do, and mint will do in place of borage, but be sure to add cucumber.

  • 3 parts red wine - cheap spanish wine such as Marquis de Tena (£2) is fine
  • 2 parts orange juice, preferably freshly squeezed with "bits"
  • 1 part white rum
Stick it all in a jug with ice and fruit. You can use any fruit - apples and peaches are nice as a change to orange and lemon.

Sangria can keep overnight in the fridge, and some say it is better to be made in advance in any case - but it doesn't last long in my house!

Anything goes! However, here is what we threw into a bucket for a killer punch which tasted great - and hit hard! Ideal for parties.
  • 1 litre white rum
  • 1 litre vodka
  • 1 litre pimms
  • 3 litres orange juice
  • 1 litre grapefruit juice
  • 1 small bottle lemon juice
  • 1/2 small bottle lime juice

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