16 April 2020

Simple Cocktail Recipes To Try At Home



These are uncertain times, and now more than ever, staying home is the best we can do (unless you’re a healthcare worker, or essential service worker, for that we salute and we thank you).

Most of us are trying our best to cope with self isolating. Some have turned to cooking or baking as a past time, others have spent long hours binge watching drama serials, signed up for online workout or yoga sessions, or just focusing on self-care routines. Then there’re some of us who find comfort in sipping on cocktails, who connect with our friends on Zoom or Houseparty for virtual happy hours, who typically spend Friday nights at the bars and are totally missing that.

If you’ve got a few bottles of liquor at home, we’ve compiled a few simple and delicious cocktail recipes you can try at home. (If you’re not of 18 years of age, this is not for you)


2 ounces Bourbon
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce sugar syrup
1 orange slice and/or cheery to garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake for about 20 seconds to chill the drink.

Strain the drink

Pour it into a glass and garnish with orange slice and/or cherry.


2 ounces White Rum
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce sugar syrup or 1 teaspoon caster sugar
Dash of soda
Handful of mint leaves
Mix the syrup and mint leaves

Add the rum and lime juice

Combine the mixture with ice and shake for about 20 seconds

Strain the drink

Pour it into a glass and garnish with a sprig of mint (optional)


8 ounces White Rum
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut
6 ounces sweetened cream of coconut
2 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 ounces dark rum (optional)
Cherry and lime wedges to garnish (optional)
Please pineapple pieces in resealable plastic bag, laying them flat

Freeze for at least 3 hours, till solid

Shake cream of coconut and coconut milk in their cans before measuring

Puree the pineapple, cream of coconut, coconut milk, white rum, lime juice and about 15 ounce of ice in a blender until smooth.

Freeze the mixture for approximately 25 to 25 minutes until thickened

Blend the mixture again to slushy consistency

Pour it into a glass and top off with dark rum and/or garnish with cherry and lime wedge (optional)



1/4 cup club soda
3 tablespoons vodka
1 tablespoon ginger syrup
2 lime wedges to garnish (optional)
Mix ingredients in a glass or mug

Fill with ice and stir gently to combine

Garnish with lime wedges (optional)


2 ounces Vodka
1 ounce cranberry juice
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce triple sec
Orange twist to garnish (optional)
Combine Vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice and triple sec

Shake the mixture with ice for about 20 seconds

Strain the mixture

Pour it into a glass and garnish with orange twist (optional)


Credit to: Bon Appetit

How about a mocktail to beat the heat? Head over to The Cathay’s website for some (Non-alcoholic drinks recipes).


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