Celebrate summer with over 50 fabulously fruity tropical drinks from tiki mai tais to Cuban mojitos. Discover the origins of these classic cocktail recipes and get the low down on rum, tequila and other popular spirits. If you need a break from the booze, many recipes feature a “lose the booze” option with all the fruity flavour but none of the hangover. Non-alcoholic cocktails can be just as fun!
Learn how to mix your drinks like a pro, make delicious, homemade syrups and infusions and create your own flavour combinations. Featuring fun presentation ideas and twists on the classics, get creative and serve your guests a cocktail they will remember—if they haven’t had too many piña coladas!
Rum Punch Reinvented
11/5fl oz (35ml) pineapple juice
11/5fl oz (35ml) orange juice
1/2fl oz (15ml) lime juice
2/3fl oz (20ml) grenadine
12/3fl oz (50ml) Jamaican aged rum
This popular recipe uses iconic flavours from the Caribbean island. Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with an orange wheel, 3 pineapple leaves, and a glacé cherry on a cocktail stick.
2/3fl oz (20ml) orange juice
1fl oz (30ml) Earl Grey tea
1/3fl oz (10ml) lime juice
1/2fl oz (15ml) natural agave nectar
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
12/3 fl oz (50ml) Jamaican aged rum
Tea gives this variation a delicate flavour. Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with an orange wheel, a lime wedge, and a glacé cherry on a cocktail stick.
Excerpted from Let’s Get Tropical/copyright 2019 DK Publishing.