MIXING & SIPPING πŸΉ

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Hello there! I come bearing delicious cocktail recipes without spending loads of money ! Allow me to quench your thirst at the comfort of your home! Get mixing & sipping while watching movies, or catching up with friends!

First, let’s dive into the basic utensils & ingredients:

  • Alcoholic drink. ( I used Kenya Cane pineapple flavor)
  • Limes and lemons; which are different. Limes are small, round , and green while lemons are larger, oval shaped, and Bright yellow. Moreover, limes sink in water while lemons float.

  • Ice cubes.
  • Tumbler.
  • Cocktail Shaker which mixes up all the ingredients. If you don’t have one, you can improvise with two glasses ,or coke soda glass.

Note that an ounce is equivalent to 2 tablespoons.

Let’s dive into the recipes. Shall we?

Kenyan Dawa Cocktail

Cheers to Kenya’s beloved boozy Cocktail! It’s a delicious drink that suits every mood. In fact it is the National Drink!

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar.
  • 1 lime, quartered with skin on.
  • 2 shots of vodka.
  • 2 tablespoon of honey.
  • Crushed ice.
  • Muddle the limes with brown sugar in a tumbler, crushing out as much lime juice as possible
  • Add crushed ice and pour in vodka.
  • Dip a dawa or honey stick into honey and twist to coat.
  • Muddle the limes with the dawa or honey stick.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Classic Margarita

Cheers to everyone’s favorite drink! It’s perfect while catching up with friends.

  • 1& 1/2 ounce of tequila e.g Olmeca, Jack Daniels.
  • Half an ounce of triple sec, or juice, or simple syrup. To make the syrup: Heat a mixture of sugar and water. Stir occasionally till the mixture is clear. Let it cool .
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice.
  • Lime wedge.
  • Sugar/ Salt.
  • Ice cubes.
  • Coat the rim of your glass with either sugar or salt.
  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice cubes and shake well.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
  • You can add some mint leaves for the magic!

African Sunrise Cocktail.

I gotcha coffee lovers! Who doesn’t love some touch of coffee’s earthiness? Cheers to a slightly sweet and balanced drink! However, too much coffee ruins it.

  • 1 cup of hot coffee.
  • Half cup of citrus vodka.
  • 1/4 cup of water.
  • 30 ml of simple syrup.
  • Ice cubes.
  • Brew the coffee.
  • Mix vodka, water, and syrup.
  • Pour warm coffee into the drink.
  • Add ice cubes into the glass and enjoy.
  • Feel free to add more syrup if you have a sweet tooth!

Lemon Vodka Smirnoff

Cheers to a refreshing and bubbly crisp drink! It’s a perfect way to unwind after a busy day!

  • 1/4 cup Smirnoff Vodka.
  • 1/2 cup of soda water or club soda.
  • 1 cup of ice cubes.
  • 1 lime.
  • 1 lemon wedge .
  • 2 cups of lemon soda / juice.
  • Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Add Smirnoff Vodka to the glass with ice cubes to get some lovely bubbles.
  • Top the mixture with soda water / club soda.
  • Add your lemon soda/ juice.
  • Drop a cut lemon into the glass. Add two or three pieces of lime into the cocktail.
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Bailey’s Honey Bee

I gotcha whiskey lovers! This is a perfect cocktail for Christmas, Easter, chama, book clubs, and after dinner. It may sound girly but it serves a mean punch, hence should not be taken during the day. Unless, you wanna take a nap!

  • 75 ml of Bailey’s Original Irish Cream.
  • 25 ml of whiskey.
  • 12 ml of honey.
  • Ice cubes.
  • Pour Bailey’s into a cocktail shaker, then add whiskey and finally top up with honey.
  • Add some ice cubes into the shaker and shake it vigorously till the honey is blended.
  • Pour the mixture into a tumbler full of ice cubes and serve.

Screw Driver.

Cheers to simplicity! Perfect for brunch or a girl’s night in and has the simplest recipe.

  • 3 ripe oranges or orange juice.
  • A double tot of Vodka.
  • Ice cubes.
  • An orange wedge.
  • Squeeze the orange juice , and sieve to remove pulp.
  • Into a highball glass, put at least 2 ice cubes followed by orange juice.
  • Add the vodka. Ensure that the ratio of juice to vodka is 2 :1 respectively.
  • Garnish with an orange wedge.
  • Serve cold with a straw.

I hope it’s not too late to enjoy the weekend. My friends and I made 3 cocktails and my favorite was Classic Margarita followed by African Sunrise and Screwdriver. Feel free to tell me any of your favorite cocktails.

Remember to drink responsibly. Mix, Sip & enjoy your weekend.

Shout out to Cera, Miqwi, Oloinguru, Manu, and Arumba for making this article practical!

Published by 20s doses πŸ’₯

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