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COCKTAILS AND FROCKS
By Elizabeth Clarke

Come party season, the greatest indulgences can prove very simple – the right drink + the perfect frock.

Get festive with our favourite new season duos… Cin-cin!

 

INGREDIENTS
45ml lemon vodka
15ml triple sec
30ml cranberry juice
10ml lime juice
Ice

 

FOR THE GARNISH
Orange zest, or a lime wedge

Slip into dress, snap on some earrings, and shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.

To make the garnish, hold a 3cm round piece of orange zest about 10cm above your Cosmo and wave it over a lit match. Bend the outer edge of the zest in towards the flame so the orange oils are released then drop the zest into your drink.

      

INGREDIENTS
3 oz gin or vodka
.5 oz dry vermouth
Lemon peel or olive

Behaving as mysteriously as a Bond girl, stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and strain into two chilled martini glasses.
Squeeze oil from lemon peel into the glass or garnish with olive.
Serves 2.

      

 

INGREDIENTS
1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth

Stir ingredients with ice and serve.
 
The Negroni is known as the perfect cocktail - just like this dress with its perfect proportions. It’s a fashion/cocktail marriage made in heaven.

      

 

INGREDIENTS
500ml peach purée or peach nectar
1 bottle prosecco

 Put the peach puree in a Champagne flute up to about 1/3 full and slowly top up with Prosecco. Or quickly depending on how keen you are for a sip.
 
For maximum effect, paint your nails the perfect shade of Bellini.
 
Serves 6 (don’t forget to share).

 

       


INGREDIENTS
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
1¾ ounces white rum
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce simple syrup
1 lime

Combine sugar, rum, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker; stir until sugar dissolves. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until shaker is very cold.
 
Place a large ice cube in a coupe glass; strain cocktail into glass.
 
Twist lime peel over drink to express oils and garnish with a lime twist.

 

      
 

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