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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Stop spending the big bucks & be your own mixologist

It's no secret, we all love a cocktail. Whether you enjoy dark and mysterious espresso martini, a refreshing and flavoursome mojito or a sweet and sophisticated French 75, we all have our favourites when it comes to the cocktail list. While indulging in a delicious concoction at a premium bar may be exactly what you need after a stressful day at work, your bank card may not agree. Don't splash your cash on designer cocktails when you can become your own mixologist! Check out these three super easy and utterly delicious cocktails that you can whip up in the comfort of your own home.

Okay, so perhaps there is an art to making cocktails that can take years to learn, but we have found three simple yet effective DIY recipes that will not only impress your tastebuds but also keep your wallet full. Happy mixing!

#1 Elderbubble Cocktail

Ingredients

– Cucumber slices soaked in vodka
– 1 shot of vodka
– A dash of elderflower cordial
– A splash of prosecco
– Fresh mint

Method

Pour the vodka into a tumbler glass. Add the elderflower cordial and vodka infused cucumber. Top with prosseco, garnish with fresh mint and serve.


#2 Orange Blossom

Ingredients

– 1.5 shots of dry gin
– 100ml tonic water
– 10ml orange blossom honey
– Ice
– Orange peel twist

Method

Pour the honey into a tall glass and add the gin. Stir completely and add ice. Feed the orange peel into the glass creating a spiral effect before adding the tonic water. Sprinkle any excess peel over the glass and serve with a straw.


 #3 Cranberry Pimms

Ingredients

– 275ml of Pimm’s No.1
– 100ml gin
-1ltr lemonade
-200ml cranberry juice
– 1 lemon, sliced
– Fresh mint and berries

Method

Fill a quarter of a large jug with ice and add all the liquids. Stir completely before adding the lemon, mint and berries to garnish. Serve into tumbler glasses.


Now you have your cocktail recipes, visit one of these bottleshops in Coffs Harbour for all your ingredients before heading home to whip up your own fantastic concoctions.

BWS

Swing by to BWS located inside the Greenhouse Tavern for all your beverage needs. This popular Coffs Harbour bottleshop stocks a whole host of top shelf labels perfect for mixing up a delcious cocktail. Not too sure what gin to choose? Ask the friendly staff at BWS who will help you find the perfect bottle. While you’re here be sure to check out their wide range of beers and wines.
Where: Corner Bray Street & Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

The Coffs Hotel

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stock up on supplies for a night of mixology, look no further than The Coffs Hotel. Home to all of your favourite beers, wines, spirits and liquors, this friendly location is the ideal spot to grab all your essential ingredients. Keen to line your stomach before you mix yourself up some cocktails? Pop by to the bistro where you can enjoy a delicious and wholesome meal before trying your hand at mixology.
Where: West High Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Nana Glen General Store & Bottleshop

If you’re a little inland from Coffs Harbour perhaps Nana Glen General Store and Bottleshop is closer to you? Located in you’ve guessed it, Nana Glen, this welcoming shop is home to a range of classic beverages to cater to all tastebuds. Pick up your favourite vodka, gin, wine or beer at this friendly store before scooting back home to create cocktail explosions in the kitchen. If you’re looking for a location that serves with a friendly smiles, Nana Glen General Store and Bottleshop is the place to go.
Where: 16-18 Nana Street, Nana Glen, NSW, 2450

What is your favourite cocktail? We would love to know!

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