DIY Bartender: 5 Cocktails You Can Make at Home
Sometimes after a long day, when you come back home and feel like having a drink, a cold brewski straight from the fridge might not make the cut. Instead, the moment may call for something a little more creative and fun, something that will give you the kick that you need – a refreshing fizzy cocktail perhaps?
If that sounds like an awesome idea to you, get ready to impress yourself or the company that you bring home with these 5 Easy-To-Make Fizzy Cocktail recipes:
The Fizz was popularized back in the 1900s. Introduced as a refreshing drink that focuses on the gin being used and the fresh variation of acidic juice (i.e. lemon or lime juice), the Fizz has seen rise in popularity in recent years. Whereas some like it simple, we prefer the Royal Fizz a variation of the drink where a whole egg is also added to the mix. This really gives you the energy that you need after a long day and is perfect for those who like a creamier taste to their cocktail.
Ingredients: 2 Parts Gin, 1 Part Egg (yolk and white), ¾ Part Lemon Juice, ¾ Part Simple Syrup, Rock Mountain Soda
Method: Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg (yolk and white). Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Top up with Rock Mountain Soda to add some much needed fix and freshness.
First served in the 1860s by Gaspare Campari, an Italian drink maker, in his bar – the Americano used to be called the Milano-Torino because of its ingredients. Campari, the bitter liqueur, is from Milan (Milano) and Punt e Mes, the vermouth, is from Turin (Torino). It is a strong drink with a bold taste making it the perfect drink that packs a punch. The Americano is also the first drink that James Bond orders in the first novel of the Casino Royale series. Talk about awesomeness.
Ingredients: 1 Part Campari, 1 Part Vermouth (Sweet), Soda Water, 1 Slice Lemon, 1 Slice Orange
Method: Fill a chilled rocks glass with ice cubes. Add Campari and vermouth (sweet). Top up with Rock Mountain Soda to add long lasting fizziness to your drink that will ensure your Americano stays refreshing at all times. Garnish with lemon and orange.
Originating from Cuba, Mojitos have a special place in many peoples’ hearts and it is easy to see why. The minty zest in the drink is refreshing and is perfect for the hot climate in Southeast Asia. Whether you drink it poolside or while hanging out in front of the TV, you cannot go wrong with this crisp cocktail. Chances are, even your first-time cocktail drinkers will love this drink. Plus, if famous author Ernest Hemmingway can call this one of his favorite drinks, then so can you.
Ingredients: 2 Parts Light Rum, 1 Part Simple Syrup, 1 Part Lime Juice, 1 Wedge Lime, 3 Mint Leaves, 3 Basil Leaves, Rock Mountain Soda
Method: Muddle basil, lime, mint leaf and simple syrup in a chilled rocks glass. Fill with crushed ice. Add light rum and lime juice. Top up with Rock Mountain Soda to add the much needed fizziness.
Developed in the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore by Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915, the Singapore Sling cocktail is known to have multiple variations in recipe from bar to bar. Possibly the drink that requires the most ingredients on our list, the fruity cocktail is surprisingly easy to make. Just because of its complexity, you do not have to save this for when a special person comes over – how about making it when you just feel like impressing yourself? This is a drink that is perfect for those who love the unique taste of cherries and pineapples – and since it is such a popular drink there is no one way to make it. Be unique, or be adventurous with the ingredients if you want even!
Ingredients: 2 Parts Gin, 2 Parts Pineapple Juice, ¾ Part Cherry Liqueur, ¾ Part Lemon Juice, ¼ Part Triple Sec, ¼ Part Grenadine, 2 Dashes Bitter, Soda Water, 1 Slice Orange, 1 Piece Cherry
Method: Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add gin, cherry liqueur, triple sec, grenadine, pineapple juice, lemon juice and bitter. Shake and strain into a highball glass. Top up with soda water. Garnish with orange and a cherry.
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cocktail
It is that time of the year and we thought it would be appropriate if there was a seasonal cocktail in the mix. This Christmas Cocktail by Jamie Oliver would surely put you and your special friends in the mood for the holiday season. Lift up your spirits by making this together with those who are visiting you to ensure that everyone can feel warm and festive! The great thing is, it requires very little ingredients and effort so put on your ugly Christmas sweater and get your cocktail on!
Ingredients: 2 Parts Vodka, 2 Parts Clementine Juice, Rock Mountain Soda, cinnamon stick.
Method: Fill a glass with ice cubes. Squeeze fresh juice out of your clementine into a glass over ice. Add vodka and stir. Top up with Rock Mountain Soda. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Rock Mountain Soda
Rock Mountain Soda is a brand-new soda produced by ThaiBev that is gaining in popularity among connoisseurs of mixed drinks. Using the Cold Infusion Process, whereby the soda is carbonated at very low temperatures to ensure that the fizziness in the soda lasts longer, Rock Mountain Soda is the perfect companion for any drink combination. It was manufactured with the idea that a soda should enhance the drink it is mixed with and not overtake it.
The silent member in your glass, Rock Mountain Soda is ready to spice up your nights. Try it out for yourself at all your local retailers.