Cocktails of the Week

written by Wendy Watta 15th April 2015
Here are our four, refreshing and easy to make cocktails of the week! They’re all very popular and very similar so be sure not to confuse one with the other. I’d be careful about making a whole pitcher of any of these while home alone as you might be tempted to drink it all by yourself and end up babbling incomprehensibly in French all evening!
This is an African cocktail whose recipe is based on the caipirinha (below). It is available at the Carnivore Dawa Bar and all the other Tamarind Group restaurants. Wondering How to make the perfect Dawa cocktail? Here goes:
2 tots Vodka
1 tablespoon sugar
lime cut into quarters
A dab of honey
Ice cubes
Put limes and sugar into a whisky tumbler.
Add dab of honey with ‘Dawa’ stick.
Crush the limes slightly with the ‘Dawa’ stick.
Add the ice cubes then pour in the vodka. Voila!
This is an authentic traditional Brazilian cocktail made with a unique spirit called cachaca, which is derived from sugarcane. It is available at all Pampa outlets for only Ksh 650.
Slice of lemon
Ice cubes
Put the sugar and Cachaca into a glass and mix. Add the ice cubes and garnish with the slice of lemon.
A real Mojito
Pop into Artcaffe to enjoy this traditional Cuban highball.
10 fresh mint leaves
1 cup ice cubes
44ml white rum
1/2 cup club soda
Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
Margaritas on the rocks
2 cups sweet and sour mix
1 cup triple sec
1 1/2 cups gold tequila
1/3 cup brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)
2 limes, quartered
Salt the rims of 8 glasses and fill them with ice
In a blender, combine sweet and sour mix, triple sec, tequila and Grand Marnier. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, squeeze a quarter lime into each glass, and serve.
Rum don pedro
This is made from Cuban Rum, nutmeg, home made Vanilla Bean Ice cream and Cookie Twirl and goes for only Ksh 750 at Seven Seafood & Grill ABC and Seven Grill & Lounge Village Market
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