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      08.05.2013 22:45
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      A fruity one!

      I do enjoy a little tipple every so often and in the summer or when on holiday I really enjoy trying different cocktails. My favourite cocktails tend to be fruit based ones with my favourites being cosmopolitan, margarita and woo woo.

      Cocktails can be rather expensive to make as some can take quite a lot of ingredients but they are very easy to make yourself and it means you can experiment with different combinations and ingredients to make your own special concoctions. One combination that I tried for the first time a couple of years ago is the following:

      Sparkling white wine or Champagne (chilled)
      Orange Juice
      Slices of fresh Orange to decorate.
      Champagne flutes.

      To make:
      Add one measure of cointraeu to a champagne flute, fill half way up the glass with orange juice and top up with sparkling wine. Add a slice of orange to the side of the glass for decoration and any other cocktail decorations you may have, I always find the little paper umbrellas look slightly tacky but cute in a cocktail.

      This is not the cheapest cocktail to make but it is quite strong so you don't need many of them to feel a little on the wobbly side. I tend to make these when I have friends visiting as once you open the champagne/sparkling wine you need to use it all quite quickly and if using champagne flutes it is possible to get about 10 glasses from one bottle of champagne/sparkling wine.

      You could also make this cocktail in a large jug and add some sliced oranges or set some orange pieces in ice cubes to make it a little more interesting.

      This is certainly a tasty cocktail and worth a try especially on a nice hot day or for a special occasion.


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        06.04.2012 01:21
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        A magnificent Mojito recipe!!

        When I went to Cuba, I had the most amazing Mojito. Not too sweet or sour, but totally refreshing. I asked the bar man to show me how to make a Mojito, Cuban style and it's so good, I think it would be unfair to keep it to myself. You'll be able to imagine yourself lounging in the sun, in no time!!

        Makes 1
        1½ limes, cut into 8 wedges
        20 fresh mint leaves
        2½ tsp demerara sugar
        handful crushed ice
        65ml/2½fl oz white rum
        splash soda water, to taste
        fresh mint sprig, to garnish

        1. Place the limes, mint and sugar into a sturdy highball glass and 'muddle' or mash with the end of a clean rolling pin, to bruise the mint and release the lime juice.
        2. Add the ice and pour over the rum.
        3. Add soda water to taste and stir well so that the ingredients are spread throughout the glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.


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        30.12.2010 11:05
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        Perfect summer cocktail.

        I do love a mojito.

        Granted, it's a bit of a summer drink best enjoyed on a hot day basking by the pool or on a balmy evening languising on a terrace. But really, as a cocktail it is hard to beat whatever the weather.

        I learned how to make mojitos when I worked summers in a local cafe/bar. During the day I perfected my cappuccinos and smoothies and at night my Gin Fizzes, Daiquiris and Mojitos.
        There are many ways to get the 'perfect' mojito....this is how we did it....

        INGREDIENTS (per glass)

        FRESH MINT - 5 or 6 leaves...an absolute must for any good Mojito.

        1 FRESH LIME - lime juice alone won't work, you need the kick of the zest.

        RUM - this one is down to personal preference...we used Havana Club 3 but you could use Bacardi or any other white or golden rum.

        SUGAR- 1 tsp of demerera sugar

        SUGAR SYRUP - 2 tablespoons or so....we bought it by the bottle, but you could make your own by dissolving sugar in equal parts of water.


        SODA WATER - we used sparkling water too...just a splash is enough.


        1) Get yourself a tumbler - preferably a sturdy one with straight sides.

        2) Chop up the lime into smallish cubes...maybe 12 or so from one lime.

        3) Put the lime in the glass along with 5 - 8 roughly torn mint leaves, the demerera and 1 tablespoon of syrup.

        4) Using a wooden or plastic pestle, squash the limes and mint, extracting as much juice and flavour as possible.

        5) Add the rest of the sugar syrup and mix again.

        6) Add crushed ice to fill the glass...you can wrap ice cubes in a clean tea-towel and bash them with a rolling pin if you don't have a machine for the job - the rough shards produced are actually better than the machine ice which doesn't last as long.

        7) Now you add the rum....just keep going till you get to a couple of cm from the top of the glass...then add the soda to fill. Of course, if you want it weaker, just add less rum and more soda...and conversely, if you want a stronger taste, add less soda or leave it out completely.

        The use of brown sugar in this drink adds a depth of flavour which really compliments the drink with its 'maltiness' but if you want a result that looks less 'muddy' then leave it out....it's still pretty good!

        All that minty, limeiness makes for a dangerously easy to drink cocktail that goes down all too well.
        Enjoy! :)

        Oh, and serve with a straw.


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          29.08.2010 23:17
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          A delicious

          A white Russian is a sweet cocktail made from vodka, coffee liqueur and cream or milk served with ice, it's great to serve after dinner or on a night out. It's a very popular cocktail, which has been around for years. Despite it's name it's not actually Russian,it's only gets it's name as Vodka is it's main ingredient. Due to it's rich and creamy taste and despite not being able to taste the alcohol there still is a lot in there.

          Best to have only one of these on a night out through,otherwise you will feel sick and have at the start of the night when I tend to find it lines my stomach, otherwise if you have it later on, the milk or cream curdles in your stomach.

          To make a White Russian you'll need the following ingredients:

          1½ measures vodka
          1 measure coffee liqueur Tia Maria or Kahlua
          1 measure light cream
          1 cherry
          Chocolate powder
          Ice cubes or crushed ice

          Please note Baileys can be substituted for the liqueur and cream.


          Pick an unusual shapes glass, dip the rim of the glass into lemon juice then dip into sugar, this adds wow to your cocktail.

          Option 1.

          Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur, cream and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously then strain over an ice cubed in the glass, sprinkle some chocolate powder on top then add a cherry at the end of a cocktail stick.

          Option 2.

          Pour the vodka over an ice cubes glass, then add the coffee liqueur, then the cream, then drink out of a straw

          Option 3.

          Mix the vodka and coffee liqueur in a cocktail shaker and strain over the ice cubes in the glass, shaking the cream in order to thicken it before pouring it, then using the back of a spoon, layer the measure of cream on top.

          The look is all important for your cocktail, why not add a fancy straw or some sparklers. Adding some exotic fruit to make it more colourful.


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            10.08.2010 20:34
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            My original recipe's never seen elswhere

            When I am home I like nothing better than to throw a party usually in the summer months, I fire up a couple of Weber Barbecues one for Seafood the other for T - bones and Ribeye's with my I pod Mojito mix in the background, I am at home in my outdoor bar mixing my favorite cocktails. here are some of my finest.

            Sailor Jerrys Crab Cocktail
            One large pour of Sailor Jerrys Spiced Caribbean Rum (It must be Jerry's) because you need the hint of vanilla which makes this the smoothest drinking nicest tasting rum out there ( Waitrose) its not the cheapest but its certainly the best. It works with other brands just not as well.

            Add the rum to a cocktail Glass. If you are lucky enough to own any Sailor Jerrys did a range featuring some of the Original Sailor Jerry Tattoo artwork, rare collector's item's these days. The semi Nude Hawaiian dancing girls on the tumblers add to the occasion and are a good talking point for those that can still talk when they have had 3 of these .

            2 chunks of Ice and squeeze in 2 lime slices (around 1/4 of a lime) top up with Crabbies alcoholic ginger ale. Stir but dont shake and devour.

            Outstanding but dont make to many or you will fall over.

            If you really must use a rum other than sailors use Mount Gay or Havana Club, but SJ is in a league of its own we did a blind neat tasting at a recent party and everyone thought the SJ was by far the best its the only rum I drink neat.


            Sailor Jerrys and Malibu Rum Cooler

            1 Tumbler
            2 chunks of Ice
            2 shots Sailor Jerrys spiced caribbean rum
            1 shot of malibu
            Top up with Pineapple Juice
            Lime Juice to taste

            Sailor Jerrys Pineapple chasers

            2 shot glasses
            1 full of Sailor Jerrys 1 full of Pineapple Juice with a squeeze of lime.

            Party time.

            Mojito and Cubra Libre are obviously both very popular, and well covered on here. I prefer Dark Rum in my Mojitos and would recommend any fan of Rum and Coke to use Mount Gay with Pepsi Raw Cola. Slightly Less sweet no additives.

            For those who are not rum officianado's the Mojito if made properly doesn't leave you with the usual hangover lots of Vitamin C and spring /soda water keeps you well hydrated I always drink Mojitos in the tropics or the caribbean and wake up feeling fresh.

            Lookout for my barbecue recipes coming to Dooyoo soon.

            You may not want to nominate me for writing this but you certainly will when you have enjoed one.


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              12.01.2010 19:26
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              Some Of My Cocktail Recipes.

              I really couldn't get into writing another beauty review at the moment so I thought Id try and ease myself into writing my food reviews with some recipes. Now this going to make me sound like a proper alcoholic but I absolutely LOVE cocktails but buying them in pubs and clubs can get really expensive so I thought Id have a read up on making my own. Luckily my mom loves a good cocktail so she went out and bought a book with 365 cocktail recipes in it so we could try some out. Me & my mates have a running joke that one year we are going to try and drink our way through the book in under a month, but we have never got round to it yet! Anyway I'll try and give you readers a few of my favourite cocktail recipes in this review and I'll try and review a range and not just the ones I like.

              Woo Woo:
              28ml Of Vodka
              14ml Peach Schnapps
              Cranberry Juice
              & A Lime Wedge To Garnish

              How To Make: Simple. You simply put all of the ingredients into a glass that is filled with ice and stir it. You can choose to garnish with a wedge of lime which is meant to compliment the drink.

              I love drinking this when I go out because it is really refreshing.

              Purple Passion Tea:
              1 Passion Fruit (Peeled)
              7ml Vodka
              7ml Gin
              7ml Light Rum
              14ml Chambord
              112ml Sour Mix (Lemon, Lime & Sugar Mixed)
              7ml Lime Juice
              84ml Lemonade

              How To Make: Muddle the passion fruit in a cocktail shaker. Add all the ingredients to the shaker apart from the lemonade and begin to shake with ice. Pour it into a glass and then top with lemonade.

              This looks really pretty in a glass and has a proper tangy taste to it which is really nice.

              Cappuccino Cocktail:
              21ml Vodka
              21ml Kahlua
              A Single Espresso (Hot)
              21ml Single Cream
              1 Dash Of Sugar Syrup

              How To Make: Pour all of the ingredients into a shaker, shake and then strain into a martini glass. You can sprinkle chocolate flakes over the top to garnish.

              I really like coffee of any sort and this was a really nice twist.

              Polo Cocktail:
              56ml Gin
              1 tbsp Lemon Juice
              1tsp Orange Juice

              You just shake the ingredients together with ice and then strain into a glass.

              This drink is NOT for everyone because it is pretty sour and I know not everyone will like it.

              21ml Gin
              21ml Cherry Brandy
              21ml Dry Vermouth

              Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and well, shake. Then strain into a glass.

              This is a nice drink I think, not one of my favourites but one I would certainly try again.

              [You may have noticed I haven't really added any of the proper popular cocktails! That's because I'm offering people a different option :)]

              Sloe Tequila
              28ml Tequila
              14ml Sloe Gin
              1 Tbsp Lime

              Blend all the ingredients together with about half a cup full of ice then you simply pour into a glass and add ice to taste.

              This is a really refreshing drink to have on a nice summer day.

              Hot Pants: (One Of My All Time Favourites.)
              56ml Tequila
              14ml Of A Liqueur Of Your Choice (I usually use amaretto)
              1 Tbsp Of Grapefruit Juice
              2 Mint Leaves
              1 Tsbp Of Sugar

              Just shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and pour into a glass over ice.

              This is a really nice drink and Ive tried it with a few different liquors and it is really nice whatever you use because every time you use a different flavour you end up with a slightly different taste.

              Liquors & Other Spirits:
              The Fuzzy Navel:
              28ml Peach Schnapps
              21ml Vodka
              Orange Juice
              A Dash Of Soda

              Pour the Schnapps & Vodka into a glass with ice and stir. The add the orange juice leaving a tiny bit of room at the top to add the soda.

              This is meant to be a fizzy version of Sex on The Beach but I don't think they taste anything like each other if I'm honest. And this one is meant to be good for cocktail virgins!

              French Connection:
              21ml Amaretto
              42ml Brandy

              Just pour both ingredients into a glass and stir. Add ice if you wish.

              This is probably the most simple cocktail to make and its tastes amazing as well. It is really rich though so if you dont like rich drinks this isnt a good one to try.

              Splash & Crash:
              56ml Amaretto
              168ml Cranberry Juice
              56ml Orange Juice
              14ml Of 151-Proof Rum

              Pour the first 3 ingredients into a glass with ice and then float the rum on top. DO NOT STIR. Then add a straw.

              You are supposed to drink this with a straw and it is not meant to be stirred. I dont know whether its anything to do with the way its made but this drink is STRONG. I wouldnt advise having more than one lol.

              Non-Alcoholic: (Just In Case =])
              Shirley Temple (The Most Obvious)
              Ginger Ale
              A Dash Of Grenadine

              Just pour the ingredients into a glass with ice. Pretty and pink is a great way to describe this drink.

              Fresh Fraise:
              4 Fresh Strawberries
              1 Peach (Peeled, Pitted & Sliced)
              1/2 Banana (Obviously Peeled & Sliced)
              112ml Milk
              112ml Plain Yogurt
              1 Drop If Vanilla Extract
              Pinch Of Cinnamon

              Put all the ingredients into a blender with half a cup of ice and blend until smooth. Then just pour into a glass.

              This to me tastes exactly like a smoothie but it is really nice.

              Overall Opinion:
              Making your own cocktails is great because you can add or take away ingredients to suit your tastes. Ive tried to do a range of the less well known cocktails in my review and I hope you liked it. Don't get to drunk *hic*.

              Thanks For Reading

              x-0 Salz 0-x

              *Just in case anyone was wondering the book I got all my recipes from is called 365 Cocktails: The Complete Bartenders Guide By Brian Lucas*


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                19.11.2009 00:31
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                Try it :-)

                I was cuddled up on the sofa one Saturday night enjoying my favourite tipple, Dooley's Toffee Liqueur on ice, if you have not tried this it's a Creamy blend of vodka and yes, toffee!
                Retailing at about £12 for a 70cl bottle i began to think they must be a way to make my own toffee vodka drink and save myself a few quid.
                So over to my favourite research tool,Google! with millions of results for homemade toffee vodka i had to pour myself another glass of Dooley's to keep me going while i sifted through hundreds of pages picking out the best bits of information and do's and dont's so i could make my own perfect toffee vodka which i now enjoy on a regular basis.

                To make a 1lt bottle you will need:
                1 x 70cl bottle of vodka (i use tesco own Brand)
                2 x packets of Werther's Original
                And an empty 1lt bottle

                Tip your vodka into the 1lt bottle, crush the Worther's into bits( don't forget to unwrap them first), i use a pestle and mortar but if you crush them in the bag be careful it does not split. Worther's crumble really well so should break down to dusty small bits easy.
                Use a rolled up paper funnel and tip all the toffee bits into the vodka
                Put the lid on tight and shake well for 7 days!(not really) shake for a couple of hours to dissolve the toffee faster and that's it! put it in the fridge to chill, serve over ice and enjoy.

                You should try the main menu firs but if you think that is not thick/toffee'y enough for you then substitute 1 bag of Worther's original for 1 bag of worther's Toffee's ( the chewy ones), cut them up into bits and follow above menu

                Hints and tips
                The contents will settle and needs a good shake before pouring , but don't over do it as you will cause it to froth.
                If you use some chewy toffee's they will all stick together and take a lot longer to dissolve then the crunchy ones so more shaking required! but they will dissolve eventually.
                A couple of suggestions i read to speed things up are, worm it up or put it through a dishwasher cycle, i have not tried this but i cant see it doing any harm.
                You could use any toffee really but i think the butterscotch from Worther's gives it a perfect toffee flavour with a nice warm vodka kick!
                If you make some please let me know what you think and any improvements you make to it, thank you

                Bonus party recipe
                Half fill a clean Jar with Jelly bears (gummy bears), top up the jar with vodka and put in in the fridge
                After a week the bears will have swelled up and soaked up all of the vodka!
                Tip them in a bowl and put them on the table at your next party ( not the kids party!) everybody will love them.

                Don't eat my gummy bears and drive!


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                  10.11.2009 20:02
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                  Everybody loves a screaming orgasm

                  Mmm, cocktails! The perfect begining, middle and end to a great night out!

                  Here's a couple of my favourites...

                  The Cosmopolitan

                  Although cosmopolitans were introduced in or around the 1970's and the Sex and the City girls have drunk these for years, I got round to drinking my first only two weeks ago. It's a rum based cocktail, one which I would consider to be an all year round drink, not too fruity that you feel like you should only be drinking it in the summer.

                  Ingredients required

                  1 oz Vodka
                  1/2 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier
                  1/2 oz Lime juice
                  1/2 oz Cranberry juice

                  Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into a martini glass. I like to dip the rim of the glass in sugar to give it that pretty touch and of course. Although traditionally, a slice of lemon is used as a garnish,I like to add a piece of lime to the glass, as that's one of the ingredients. If you're really wanting to make a splash, you could also add a sparkler! I haven't done this yet, am wary about the alcohol and fire hazard combo!

                  Screaming Orgasm

                  My other favourite cocktail is the screaming orgasm. I usually only drink this in the winter because it's white in colour and contains crushed ice and for me this gives it a bit of a wintry feel!

                  1 oz Vodka
                  1 oz Disaronno Amaretto
                  1 oz Tia Maria or Kahlua
                  1 oz Amarula Cream
                  1 oz Cream
                  1 oz Milk

                  Mix the ingredients together in a shaker and add crushed ice. Again, I like to dip the glass in sugar to make it look that bit more special. I also like to add a marshmellow to the glass rim. Not at all glamourus know but it seems to add to the white wintry sort of theme!

                  This drink can get a little bit sickly as it's very sweet so I can't personally drink many. They really are scrumptious though!


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                  29.06.2009 22:25
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                  great cocktail

                  While reading this review please open youtube in a new tab and listen to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0mPkGNssWA
                  The official Mjito song might not be everyone's taste but I never met anyone who didn't love a well mixed Mojito.

                  It certainly is one of the classic cocktails you can find on menus all around the world but there are so many recipes that you'll hardly find any two that taste the same. The basics are the same, white rum, mint, lime and sugar - but there are so many variations, brown or white sugar, fresh lime or juice, add Angostura bitter or not, crushed or ice cubes etc. Just toy around with the basics and you'll soon find your favourite.

                  This recipe here was created by a good friend of mine from Italy and he mixed it so often that we started to call him Mr. Mojito! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do every time I fly over to Milan to visit him.

                  For the perfect Mojito you need:

                  * 2 ounces White rum (Havana rum)
                  * 2 ounces Soda water
                  * 5 Mint leaves
                  * crushed ice
                  * 1 lime
                  * 1 teaspoon sugarcane sugar

                  This is not the original recipe which uses lime juice instead of the limes and white sugar instead of the sugarcane one. So if you don't have fresh limes you can easily substitute it with lime/lemon juice and use your normal sugar. But it's worth making the effort, the fresh lime gives it an extra kick and it looks much nicer in the glass. Brown sugar is always my sugar of choice and I think it fits a lot better to this cocktail than ordinary white sugar; it also stays crunchier for longer and you'll have this amazing feeling of sweet sugar crystals mixed with tiny bits of mint leafs on your tongue.

                  * put 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in a glass
                  * quarter the lime and add it all to the sugar
                  * crush the lime till all of the juice is out
                  * add the mint leafs (washed, not chopped) and crush again for a few seconds
                  * pour the rum in
                  * top up with soda water - this is optional, if you prefer a strong drink add 1 ounce more rum and forget about the soda water
                  * add crushed ice
                  * stir well
                  * top with a teaspoon of brown sugar

                  And in front of you you'll see the perfect cocktail, sweet and sour at the same time with refreshing mint as a bonus. What more can you possibly ask for?


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                    31.05.2009 04:10
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                    Try it

                    Aaah...cocktails. You really can't get better than a cocktail can you. Cocktails can be enjoyed at any time of year but I think theres something beautiful about cocktails in the summer. So now it is getting warmer I have been making them a lot more. I love a lot of cocktails, particular favourites include Sex on the Beach, Mojitos and Pina Coladas. But I've recently discovered one that has stormed into the lead as my favourite so I thought I'd share it with you. It's called the Cool Blue Hawaiian.

                    The Cool Blue Hawaiian is a fantastic summer cocktail. It's light, refreshing and, the best of all, it's a beautiful bright turquoise blue colour so very asthetically pleasing. It's fruity and coconut-y and when you drink it you *almost* feel like you are in the Caribbean.

                    These are the ingredients you'll need to make it:
                    1 cup of pineapple juice, chilled
                    1/2 cup of blue curacao
                    1/2 cup of light rum
                    1/2 cup of cream of coconut
                    (serves 4)

                    To make: in a cocktail shaker or blender combine ice, pineapple juice, blue curacao, rum and cream of coconut and blend/shake until mixture has mixed together well. If you havent got a cocktail shaker or a blender you could pour the ingredients into an empty plastic bottle and then shake together well - this is what I did when taking the mixture to a friends house rather than take all the bottles sperately. If you want to make it extra cool then chuck 4 cups of ice cubes in with the ingredients above (but you'll need a blender).

                    This cocktail is just fantastic, it is so tasty and refreshing. It has just the right amount of alcohol in to not be overpowering but enough to have some effect on you. Unfortunately it's not the cheapest cocktail to make as blue curacao costs around £11 and there is no cheaper alternative. Nor is particularly kind to your waistline - one book that featured the recipe stated that it contains 366 calories per serving. But this drink is nice enough to make you not care.

                    Overall a fantastic cocktail that is perfect for a summer party. It's delicious, refreshing and it's a lovely shade of blue =)


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                      18.05.2009 18:23
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                      Sit back this summer, relax, and slurp away with this beautifully tasting cocktail.

                      The weathers getting better, summers slowly but surely coming. They even say that it will be the hottest summer we've had. So why not get the loungers ready and prepare yourself to take in the delights of a Sex on the Beach sip by sip in the sun!

                      Sex On The Beach:

                      Sex on the Beach is a fruity, and very popular cocktail for the summer. Usually orange and yellow in colour with additions of reds and pinks. Then with a garnish it just looks like summer in a glass.

                      There are many different recipes on how to make the 'perfect' Sex on the Beach, some completely contrasting others. Some with vodka and peach schnapps, topped with different juices like orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice and even apple juice. Some use the liquor Midori with a different mixture of juices. Everyone has their own preferred recipe, but the following is what I personally use.

                      The ingredients I use for this cocktail are:

                      Peach Schnapps
                      Orange Juice
                      Pineapple Juice
                      Ice Cubes

                      I always start by half filling my glass with ice cubes. You may go to a bar and many people might ask it without ice so they can get more drink for their money. This is a bad idea however. While some people see it as a scam just to fill the glass with ice, its actually to make sure the drink maintains its cold temperature. If you've ever tried a warm cocktail, its never as great as the ice cold real deal.
                      When filling your glass halfway with ice, its upto you what glass you use. Usually I will use a highball glass, but depending on who the drink may be for or the atmosphere, I may even use a jug! Why not if its party time in summer!

                      I start off with the alcohol. I personally simultaneously pour the vodka and peach schnapps together into the glass. Now rather than saying how many ml's or ounces, I will describe it in 'parts'. This is so if you do decide on using a bigger or smaller glass you can work out roughly how much you need. I highly reccommend getting speed pourer for your bottles however, as this will make sure each bottle is giving an even flow.

                      When pouring the alcohol, I pour 2 parts vodka to 1 part peach schnapps. The vodka doesnt have to be a top vodka being its use in a cocktail. I usually go for the £10-12 bottles of vodka, being mainly Smirnoff. I have even used a must cheaper and unbranded bottle, and although it wasnt the smoothest drink to taste, it still came out delightfully. It simply depends on your price limits. A good peach schnapps is the well known Archers, but once again, I regularly use Tesco Discount Brand peach schnapps. Ive never found a problem with this, and at half the price, its a nice cheap drink to make for you, family and friends.

                      Next I start with the juice. I find it doesnt really matter what order you pour these in. As I say this however, I always seem to be finding myself pour the pineapple juice first. I will pour in about 3 parts pineapple juice, followed by about 2-3 parts orange juice. Any juices are fine. Theres no need for any top brands for this drink, but I must add that its best not to go for a 'bitty' juice and always look for the smooth ones.

                      By now, thats your alcohol and juices put together with the ice. The colour should be orangey yellow. It looks fruity enough, but I find it need one more thing. At this point a lot of people add cranberry juice, with then turns the whole thing pinky-red. I dont quite like the taste of this personally. I dont feel it has that finishing touch for summer. This is where I add the final ingredient.

                      The last thing is Grenadine. Not many people are familiar with this and seem to think its an alcohol at first. Its acutally non-alcoholic. Its a sweet, red syrup made from pomegranites. Although its made from pomegranites a lot of people say it tastes of cherry or raspberry. It is also very cheap, at around £3 for a 70cl bottle in most supermarkets.

                      When adding the grenadine, slowly pour a small amount, I usually pour along the side of the glass on top of the ice, but only a dash is needed to add as it is quite thick and could otherwise overpower the drink. As it is a syrup, it is a lot heavier and therefore sinks to the bottle of the glass.

                      Finally, I add a straw to the drink, and give it a small but quick stir, maybe one or two quick revolutions and its done. The red syrup of grenadine is then mixed along with the alcohol and juices with a beautiful colour ranging in reds, oranges and yellow.

                      Thats the Sex on the Beach finished. To summerize, the basics are:

                      Half fill a glass with ice.
                      Add 2 parts vodka and 1 part peach schnapps
                      Add 3 parts pineapple juice and 2-3 parts orange juice
                      Add a dash of grenadine
                      Add your straw and with a quick swirl its complete.

                      The perfect drink for the summer!

                      And to finish on that, its always nice to produce your cocktail with a small bit of flair. Why not practice throwing a bottle behind your back and catching it on the back of your hand. Maybe throw the ice in the air and catch them behind your back in your glass. I do warn you though, practice makes perfect, and never try it first time! Who wants to amuse their friends with a broken bottle and liquor all over their mates!

                      Enjoy this refreshing taste!


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                        29.04.2009 18:49
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                        Go on - enjoy some Sex on the Beach!

                        Unfortunately, I am not actually offering myself on a sandy beach but instead the delicious taste of a Sex on the Beach cocktail.

                        I first tried the this cocktail in a local club and from my first sip I was hooked. The taste is delicious and I could keep on drinking it for ages. It has a cool fruity sweet flavour which makes it a great summer drink. It can often be found in bars abroad as I'm sure a lot of holiday makers enjoy drinking this aptly named cocktail near a hot sunny beach somewhere with some other thoughts in mind.

                        A warning though, is does go to your head straight away (well it does mine anyway) and with only one of these I can already feel myself succumbing to the sweet bliss of drunkenness.

                        So here's how to make one of these tasty cocktails:

                        What you'll need:
                        2 shots vodka (I prefer Smirnoff but any vodka does just as well)
                        1 shot Peach Schnapps (or Archers)
                        3 shots orange juice
                        3 shots cranberry juice

                        Shake the vodka and Peach Schnapps together in a tumbler with cracked ice. Strain it into a highball glass and then pour in equal amounts of orange juice and cranberry juice. A wedge of orange and a cherry plus a straw tops the drink off perfectly!

                        Some funny facts:
                        The restaurant TGI's name this same cocktail on their menu as 'Fun on the Beach' so that there is no usage of the word 'Sex'.
                        The alcohol-free variation of this cocktail is known as 'Safe Sex on the Beach'.
                        In some places the cocktail is called 'Sand in your Shorts'.

                        This is the perfect cocktail for a summer holiday, BBQ in the garden, or just as a wonderful drink to get you drunk!


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                          25.04.2009 11:24
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                          I had a great time

                          Its my 21st birthday today, and on thursday night I went to Chilli Whites to celebrate it with my friends.
                          Before that I had a homemade cocktail drinking session at my house. I bought rum, vodka, gin and archers. I also bought lots of fruit like kiwi, orange, lime, lemon, and strawberries.
                          I also bought mixers like tropical juice, pineapple juice, coke and lemonade.

                          The idea was that you were supposed to pick your fruit, your mixer and your alcohol. I made 2 punches incase people couldnt be bothered doing this.

                          The first was a mixture of vodka watermelon mix, 3 shots gin, 4 shots vodka, 1 shot rum and pineapple juice with a dash of lemonade. Then add lemon, lime and banana.

                          The second was 3 shots archers, 3 shots vodka, 1 shot rum. Tropical juice, and add banana, lemon, lime and kiwi.

                          These tasted great, they were sweet, and the alcohol was just enough so that you can taste it but not be overwhelmed. These should be made in a medium sized bowl, and make sure theres plenty of cups and a ladel to stop things getting messy!

                          It doesnt need to be expensive alcohol, I got the vodka and gin from morrisons, they came to a total of £16 for 2 70L bottles, and theres still gin left! The archers was £10.99 from my local corner shop.

                          A good night was had by all and hopefully when my suggestion goes through there will be a review of the bar where I had real cocktails!


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                            13.03.2009 16:29
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                            A fun cocktail to know how to make...

                            If you have ever longed for, or had an urge to have a Screaming Orgasm then look no further!

                            Yes, I can guarantee that by reading this review, and by making a little effort you will have an enjoyable screaming orgasm within minutes!

                            In fact I have no idea why people think it would be hard, its actually very simple! AN before I get complaints, NOO this is not "yet another" boast about being Italian. I am obviously talking about the cocktail/shot known as the Screaming Orgasm.

                            Why does it have this name, I have no idea! But what I can say is, its a great one to have up your sleeve if your a bloke, with the endless jokey chatup lines surrounding it. So before this gets any cheesier, here is how you make this "exciting" drink!!

                            YOU WILL NEED:
                            1 measure of Vodka (as good as you can afford)
                            1/2 measure of Kahlua (or any other coffee liquer)
                            2 measures of Baileys (or any other Irish cream liquer)
                            Some Ice
                            1 Cocktail glass, or a Martini glass.

                            Optional: You could also lengthen the drink by adding a shot of cream, and/or milk. In addition for extra potency or a flavour twist you can add a measure of an Amaretto style liquer (Disaronno is one).

                            Please note: I am using the word "measure" in a sense that this can be made in any quantity provided you use the ratio as indicated. For most purposes if you take 50ml as a measure, it will suffice.

                            HOW TO MAKE IT:

                            Place some crushed ice in a cocktail shaker, add the vodka first, and then the rest of the ingredients and give it a good old shake! You can serve this as a sipper in cocktail glasses if you want, or served up as shots!

                            All you then do is enjoy! Word of caution though, be warned! one too many is going to give you screaming sickness! rather than a screaming orgasm!


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                              24.01.2009 16:43
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                              Give it a go!!!!!

                              I'm a big fan of cocktails and stupid drinks (stupid as in make you behave stupidly!!!) It was my works christmas party we went out for a meal to a lovely Italian reastaurant we then decided to move onto my friends local pub this is where I was introduced to the 'Blue Thing'. My friend kept saying, you have to have a 'Blue Thing' so as I am up for most things I decided to give it a go. Now this isn't a drink made up by my friend it is actually the signature cocktail of the pub and at only £3.00 a bit of a bargain!


                              1 Shot of Archers
                              1 Shot of Malibu
                              1 Bottle of Blue WKD

                              This is served in a large glass with ice and a little umberella (the umberella is very important adds to the effect! ha ha)

                              Now I am not a fan of Malibu or Archers but I have to say this drink was heavenly. Despite being in a little pub in the middle of winter I could imagine drinking this on a beach in the Carribean! I was very fruity and so refreshing to drink, needless to say It didn't last very long! It wasn't at all sickly as you would expect, basically it tasted like pop! I would warn you all if you decide to try this (which I hope you will!) it has quite a high alcohol content so you won't need many before it starts to go to your head! WOOOOOOO!



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