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It's no secret that the Swell team enjoys a sneaky drink or two. A tipple. A sip of something delicious. Whether it be a wine, a cider or a beautifully mixed cocktail.
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We have compiled all the pretty, pretty cocktails that have appeared amongst the pages of Swell for you to try at home. Created by some of our fav locals, they’re guaranteed to be delish. Shake, shimmy and swirl yourself something ah-mazing! Try your hand at becoming a mixologist and don’t forget, enjoy responsibly.

Absinthe Wandering

Ingredients
Method

In a cocktail shaker willed with ice, pour Absinthe MindedLillet Blanc, lemon juice and maraschino liqueur. Stir all ingredients and double strain into a champagne flute. Top with soda water.

Virgin Cucumber Cooler

Ingredients
Method

Muddle cucumber and basil into a Boston shaker.  Add lime juice and simple syrup, shake with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with soda water.

Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini

Ingredients
Method

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake vigorously and double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel twist.

Old Joe

Ingredients
Method

Build over ice and top with tonic.

New York, New York

Ingredients
Method

Combine 50ml Monkey Shoulder scotch, 30ml lemon juice, 20ml honey, and ginger slices into your shaker. Shake well. Pour over a large cube of ice into a tumbler. Top with 20ml Shiraz and garnish with a lemon rind curl.

Gin Rhubarb Sour

Ingredients
Method

Add all ingredients to a shaker and vigorously shake for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake for a further 15 seconds. Double strain into a cocktail glass.

* Blueberry Simple Syrup (make ahead)
Method

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes until slightly thickened. Strain liquid into a jar.

Humidor

Ingredients
Method

Dry shake all ingredients (no ice). Strain into glass over ice. Finish with a charred cinnamon quill.

Spicy Pink Spider

Ingredients
Method

Combine simple syrup, watermelon cubes, lime juice and chilli infused vodka in a blender. Place 2-3 scoops of ice cream in each glass and fill to 3/4 full with watermelon juice blend. Top with soda water or lemonade.

* Chilli Infused Vodka (make ahead)
Method

Slice 1 extra long chilli pepper lengthways and dressed. Place into a bottle of vodka. Wait for 24 hours to get a good amount of heat in the vodka and then remove.

Note: If you want a stronger flavour and even more heat, leave the chilli peppers in for longer.

As seen in Swell Issues 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Grab your copy here

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