Tequila Rose Spritz

Tequila Rose Spritz

Who doesn’t love a good tequila cocktail? Margaritas and Palomas are the classics but the beauty of tequila is that it works well with a diverse array of mixers and flavours. Tequila has such a unique taste and is so versatile.

For this cocktail you’ll need rose water simple syrup. It’s so easy to make and it pairs perfectly with the combination of tequila and cranberry juice.  This Spritz is a pretty little cocktail that’s light and refreshing and perfect for warm summer nights.

Tequila Rose Spritz:

  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz rose water simple syrup (recipe below)
  • ice
  • soda
  • garnish with a lemon twist

Add first 4 ingredients to a tall glass. Top with soda and garnish with a twist of lemon.

Rose Water Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup rosewater

Add ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved and turn off heat. Cool completely and pour into glass jar. Store in fridge for up to two weeks.





Demerara Mojito

Demerara Mojito

This is my take on the classic mojito. Amber rum with a little fresh lime juice, mint and demerara simple syrup, topped with soda. Delicious!

Demerara sugar is a raw sugar extracted from sugarcane and has flavors of molasses and caramel. It works well with sweet coolness of mint.

Demerara Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup demerara sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large handful mint leaves

Add sugar and water to medium saucepan, stir and bring to a boil. When sugar has dissolved completely, turn off heat, stir in mint leaves and infuse for 30 minutes. Remove mint and strain syrup into glass jars when fully cooled. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Demerara Mojito:

  • 2 oz amber rum ( i.e. Mount Gay or Flor de Cana – don’t use dark or spiced rum for this recipe!)
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/2 -3/4 oz demerara mint simple syrup
  • ice
  • club soda
  • garnish with lime and mint

Add first 4 ingredients to a tall glass. Top with soda, stir and garnish with lime and mint leaves.


The Frozen Gin & Tonic

The Frozen Gin & Tonic

The Frozen Gin & Tonic could be my new favourite cocktail. Slushy, refreshing and perfect for summer. It’s a game changer!

I make mine with @empress1908gin, @fevertreemixers elderflower tonic, fresh lime, lots of ice, and a bit of agave nectar. So refreshing and not too sweet.

4 oz Empress Gin
4 oz Fever Tree Tonic
2 oz fresh lime juice
2 tbsp agave nectar
2 1/2 cups ice
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2.

Pairs perfectly with Sunday Funday, lunch with friends, you name it!