Even though the weather doesn't quite want to make it's mind up, that doesn't mean we can't try and live the summer life we've been wanting!
And what better way to enjoy summer nights (even through thunder and lightening) than to have a cocktail night with the girls, filled with fruit, nibbles, cute milk bottles and cheesy umbrellas?!
50ml White rum
2 tbsp sugar
2 lime wedges
Sprig of mint
dash of lemonade
Strawberry Daiquiri / Woo Woo:
1bsp strawberry liqueur
20ml lime juice
4 fresh strawberries
Blend with ice
Extra strawberry for decoration
So our daiquiri attempt didn't turn out amazing at first (didn't buy enough strawberries and we used raspberry sourz instead of strawberry liqueur as we didn't have any) as we didn't have enough ingredients for the 5 of us. So we made a couple of Strawberry Woo Woos using vodka, peach schnapps and cranberry juice. However, we did make a concoction containing half daquiri and half woo woo and I think we all agreed it was the nicest - just make sure the woo woo isn't too strong!
Our last creation was probably my favourite (although the mojitos were super also!).
We created this out of simply mango flavoured vodka, crushed ice and a fruit juice containing pineapple, mango and passion fruit (I'm sure most tropical fruit jucies would work perfectly), and of course a nice slice of pineapple to decorate!
I think it's safe to say we all had a great evening, that went on well into the night. And even though most of the fun was due to us all having a great laugh and finally getting together after all being in elsewhere for our second year at university, the cocktails were all delicious and I'm looking forward to having them again very soon!
Hope you're all well! What are your favourite cocktails??