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It’s Happy Hour!

By:

Tara-Jane

Does it seem crazy we are almost midway through August? I also can’t believe all of this lovely weather we are having here in the UK - I feel like I’m abroad!

Now believe me when I say we welcome the warm weather! But sometimes it’s hard to stay cool in this heat.

Our solution: refreshing homemade Summer cocktails! The perfect treat to staying cool in the evenings.

We’ve put together 4 cocktail recipes which you can make from the comfort of your kitchen, or unless you’re proper swanky and have your own built in bar?!

Top tip! If you don’t have a shaker at home then a good alternative is to use a jam jar!

If you like piña coladas!

You will need…

•  50ml of white rum

•  25ml of coconut cream

•  25ml of single cream

•  200ml of pineapple juice.

How to…

•  Mix together all of the ingredients (again, use a shaker if you've got one!)

•  Serve over ice

•  If you want to cheat, you can save buying the first three ingredients and just use Malibu instead!

Want a Pina Colada non-alcoholic alternative? Check out our Pina Colada Shower Butter and Pina Colada Piped Candle to quench your thirst!

 

Mojito Mojo

You will need…

•  Half a lime (cut into 3-4 pieces)

•  Fresh mint leaves

•  Tablespoon of sugar

•  50ml golden rum (Captain Morgan's spiced or Havana Club should do the trick!)

•  Soda water

•  Handful of strawberries or raspberries (this is optional, but in our opinion it gives an extra burst of juicy flavour).

How to…

• Put the lime, mint leaves and sugar (plus the berries, if you're using them) into a glass and mash them together with any utensil you can find (the handle of a plastic utensil, like a spatula, can work)

•  Add the rum, top up with soda water and stir. Your mojito is now ready!

Want a different kind of Mojito? Maybe the one in the form of a Shower Butter, Lip Balm or Candle? We’ve got just the thing to tingle your senses!

 

Keep it short & peachy! Aka Peach Bellini!

You will need…
  • • 500ml peach puree or peach nectar
  • • 1 bottle of Prosecco - simples!
How to…

• Put the peach puree in a champagne flute about up to 1/3 full

• Slowly top up with Prosecco

Oh, so sweet Strawberry Daiquiri!

You will need…
  • • 500g strawberries
  • • 200g ice
  • • 100ml rum
  • • 1/2 lime juice

For Garnish:

  • • 1 strawberry, halved
  • • 2 slices of limes
  • • 2 cocktail sticks
How to…

• Blend the strawberries and push the resulting puree through a sieve to remove seeds

• Tip the puree into the blender again and add ice, rum and lime juice.

• Getting blending!

• Divide the mixture into martini glasses!

• Put the lime slices and strawberry halves onto the cocktail sticks and place onto the edge of the glass for good effect!

Are your lips feeling a bit dehydrated in the heat? We have a cocktail inspired lip balm for that!

If you like our take on homemade cocktail happy hour, keep your eyes peeled on the Bomb Blog for more cool recipe, products and tips.