Images: Dan Murphy’s.
When it gets to five o’clock*, however, nothing at all can beat a fresh, zingy cocktail. (*No judgement if you start earlier — you’re on holidays, after all).
The great thing about cocktails is you don’t need a fully-stocked bar or fancy mixologist skills to whip one up — just a few key ingredients and plenty of ice in the freezer. The only really tricky party is deciding what to make… but don’t worry, we can help you with that.
Courtesy of Dan Murphy’s, here are five delicious, refreshing (and easy!) recipes that’ll make you feel like you’re holidaying in the tropics… even if you’re just reclining on the lounge at home.
3 lime quarters
1 lime quarter, to garnish
What to do
Step 1. Muddle rum and three lime quarters in a tall glass
Step 2: Add ice and cola
Step 3: Garnish with a lime quarter
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15ml crème de cassis
15ml fresh lime juice
10ml sugar syrup
Ginger ale, to top
Lime wedge, to garnish
What to do
Step 1: Add tequila, syrup and lime juice to a shaker
Step 2: Add ice and shake well
Step 3: Stain into a Collins glass
Step 4: Add ice