COCKTAILS AND FROCKS
By Elizabeth Clarke
Come party season, the greatest indulgences can prove very simple – the right drink + the perfect frock.
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45ml lemon vodka
15ml triple sec
30ml cranberry juice
10ml lime juice
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.
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.
1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
Stir ingredients with ice and serve.
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).
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
1¾ ounces white rum
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce simple syrup
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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