We at Diageo Bar Academy are always on the hunt for new, exciting cocktail recipes. With summer fast approaching, where better to look for inspiration than the home of one of the world’s longest carnivals, the Montevideo Carnival in Uruguay, South America? We asked our Uruguayan bartender friends to provide Latin-infused recipes that are guaranteed to get your customers in the carnival spirit this summer.
CAPTAIN MORGAN RUM COOLER
50ml CAPTAIN MORGAN'S™ SPICED
15ml Sugar syrup
100ml Ginger ale
2 Orange slices
4 Wedges of lime
METHOD: Into a chilled highball glass add 1 orange slice, 3 wedges of lime and the sugar syrup and muddle. Fill the glass half way with cubed ice.
Add Captain Morgan's Spiced and top up with ginger ale. Add more cubed ice and top with more ginger ale if needed. Stir to combine and garnish with an orange slice and lime wedge.
(2 standard drinks*- 1.6 units per serve)
50ml TANQUERAYTM London Dry Gin
30ml Whisky liqueur
100ml Peach juice
1 Squeezed lime
2 Dashes cherry liqueur
1 Cucumber slice
Sprig of Lavender
METHOD: Add all the wet ingredients into shaker. Shake with ice and double strain into a vintage champagne glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a sprig of lavender.
(3.2 standard drinks*- 2.5 units per serve)
SMIRNOFF ON THE BEACH
25ml SMIRNOFF™ RED VODKA
25ml Peach schnapps
80ml Orange juice
80ml Cranberry juice
METHOD: Fill Highball glass with cubed ice and add all ingredients. Stir to combine and garnish with a lime wedge.
(1.6 standard drinks*- 1.6 units per serve)
30ml TANQUERAYTM London Dry Gin
15ml Orange Liqueur
15ml Lemon juice
90ml Pineapple juice
6 Pineapple chunks
8 Basil leaves
1tsp Pomegranate Seeds
METHOD: Grind together the cloves, pineapple chunks and half the basil leaves in a shaker. Add the other ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour the mixture into a glass filled with cubed ice. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and the remaining basil leaves.
(1.3 standard drinks*- 1.4 units per serve)
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(*One standard drink contains 8g of alcohol)
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