3 cocktail recipes that won't break the bank
Because sometimes it's nice to switch things up.
Wet pubs in Ireland have been closed for over a year now, and I think it's safe to say we all miss them.
While we may yearn for a freshly poured pint of plain, or several double vodka Diet Cokes with our divas, it's currently within everyone's best interests to enjoy alcohol from the safety of our homes.
With that being said, at home drinks don't have to be boring. In fact, it can be quite exhilarating to switch up your favourite bag of cans with a more glamorous tipple.
So, while we wait out the rest of lockdown, here are three super simple cocktail recipes that taste amazing but won't break the bank.
1. Moscow Mule
A traditional Moscow Mule is served in a copper mug, but your favourite chunky glass will work just as well. For this Russian classic, simply pour some ginger beer and a shot (or two) of vodka over ice, and squeeze in the juice of half a lime. For extra flavour, add a sprig of mint to the top.
2. Whiskey Sour
Every cocktail aficionado worth her salt should have this classic beverage in her wheelhouse. Whiskey Sours are loved the world over, and the only ingredient you might have to pop out and buy is the cocktail cherry. Simply shake up your favourite whiskey with some lemon juice, some maple syrup and ice for that signature taste. Garnish with some orange peel, a cocktail cherry and voilà.
It's hard to go wrong with this crowd-pleaser. To make a mojito, combine white rum with fresh mint, sugar, lime juice and soda water to taste. If you're feeling fancy, customize your cocktail with whatever fruit you have in the house - mango, raspberries, you name it. A sprig of basil will also go down well.