Next time you find yourself sitting on a remote tropical island looking out over the glistening, warm waters, shaded beneath palm trees with your sandy feet hanging over the edge of your daybed, the smell of massage oil in your nostrils, thinking, “This is alright, but I want to kick it up a notch, what should I do?” You should have a bit of booze on hand. Add a tipple of alcohol to that magical island sunset and things get even more magical.
1. Tommy’s Margarita Jug
There is a reason why the margarita is considered a classic the world over. It takes just three ingredients to make this party starter, and it’s delicious. For sure people are going to be coming back for seconds, so you might as well make a whole jug, or two, in preparation. The beauty with this recipe is, once you know the parts, you can make as much as you want!
- 1 part agave or simple syrup
- 2 parts lime juice
- 3 parts tequila
Shake all the ingredients together and strain into a chilled glass.
2. Here’s Looking at you kid gin
Available from hereslookingatyoukid.com.au
Looking for a refreshing and light summer drink with summery notes, perfect for a hot summers day? HLAYK are a locally run family business that distils gins and vodkas and its latest offering is touted as the gin to give this Christmas.
- 120 ml Xmas Gin
- 40 ml Creme de Cassis
- 300 ml Prosecco
- 120 ml Grapefruit juice
- 8 mint leaves
- Hand full of blueberries
- 1 strawberry chopped
- 1 passionfruit chopped
Mix all the ingredients in a tall glass, stir and serve.
3. Strawberry Heat Beater
Capture the true taste of summer with this berry-infused spirit that's ideal for the ladies or that one mate who has a more 'delicate' palate. It’s fun, fruity and a perfect refreshment for a hot day. Whoever said laughter is the best medicine obviously never tried gin.
- 45 ml Strait
- Strawberry Gin
- 15 ml lemon juice
- 1 strawberry
- basil leaves
Add strawberry and two basil leaves in glass, muddle and add over ice. Mix all ingredients, stir and serve with mint garnish.
4. ONYX Espresso Martini cocktails
Available from onyxcoffeespirits.com
The espresso martini is the ultimate pick-up drink. No, it won’t help you ‘pick-up’ but it will ‘pick you up’ and get you buzzing quicker than you can say, delicious! Onyx Espresso Martini contains no preservatives and no additives, it is a truly unaltered specialty coffee-cocktail experience. Simply chill, shake and drink.
RRP: $35.00 4 pack. $99.00 per case of 12
If cocktails aren't your thing, or maybe you can't be bothered, there's nothing wrong with taking a good ole fashioned sixer along to the party. While you're slamming tins back, though, go for something other than a 'Green Grenade' and try these out instead. They've got a former-PMs head plastered on the side (one who actually enjoyed drinking beer), so they HAVE to be good, right?
5. Bob Hawke Tinnies
You'd be sorted for the party if you rocked up with nothing but these and your birthday suit, they're delicious. Plus a percentage of profits go towards helping our environment, with Hawkie passing on his royalties to support Landcare Australia.
RRP: 20.99 6 pack.