This is my 100th photo blog. In 11 months I have uploaded 100 stupid snaps, got about 2,000 visitors (I was ofcourse the biggest contributer for visits for my own site), got 70 comments (half were probably replies from me to those who bothered to comment), and got 90 ratings, and got banned from google images twice for my use of the word fart (not sure if I should have added this word again) and mentioning Richard Bransons book “losing my virginity”. So I decided to have a blast! A cocktail partyeee.. err blog.
I did a quick survey; sent out an email and asked some of my closest friends which cocktail they considered their best. I collected the top 5 that seemed interesting and were the most popular and have listed them below along with their recipies. I know its a silly thing, but hey I needed to write something.
Appealing, fresh, and vibrant Margarita
– 30ml (1 oz) freshly squeezed lime juice
– 15ml (1/2 oz) triple sec
– 45ml (1 1/2 oz) white tequila
– Slice of lime
– Fine salt
– Gently and evenly rub a thin slice of lime around the glass’s rim.
– Lightly roll the rim in a saucer of salt.
– Pour all the cocktail ingredients into an ice-filled shaker.
– Shake them well and strain into the glass.
– Although the salted rim is the main garnish, you can decorate with a twist of lime, too.
Fun, Fearless, Sauve and Sexy Cosmopolitan
– 1 part vodka
– 1/2 part Cointreu
– 1/2 part Lime juice
– 1/2 part cranberry juice
– Shake Vodka, Cointreu, Lime Juice and cranberry juice with ice.
– Strain into a chilled Martini glass and swig it wit a lemon curled.
Minty summer drink Mojito
– 1.25 oz (40mL) Captain Morgan® Original spiced rum
– 12 mint leaves
– 1 tbsp sugar
– 0.5 oz (15 mL) lime juice
– 2 oz (60 mL) soda
– Place mint leaves in bottom of glass.
– Add crushed ice, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, sugar, and lime juice, and muddle.
– Add soda water and garnish with mint leaves.
– 2 1/2 oz (75 mL) gin
– 1/2 oz (15 mL) dry vermouth
– 1 green olive or lemon twist for garnish
– orange or Angostura bitters (optional)
– Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
– Stir for 30 seconds.
– Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
– Add a dash of orange or Angostura bitters if desired
– Garnish with the olive or lemon twist.
Tangy and refreshing Caipirinha
– 1 lime quartered
– 1 tablespoon of sugar
– 1 shot of cachaça (30 ml)
– 1 cup of crushed ice
– Place the lime and sugar in the bottom of a glass.
– Using the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the limes.
– Pour the liqueur and ice. Stir well.
This snap was click at Marriotts Goa where my friends asked the bartender to “surprise them” with the best drink.