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Savour cocktails straight out of the Gossip Girl Universe

Ballantine’s Cinnamon Old Fashioned

Just like Blair Waldorf's signature headbands, each drink on this list exudes sophistication with a hint of mystery

By IANSlife

May 13, 2024 (IANSlife) As we enter the glamorous world of high society sips, it's time to raise our glasses in honour of World Cocktail Day. Picture yourself on the Upper East Side or strutting down the corridors of Pearson Specter Litt— these cocktails are the liquid embodiment of power, prestige, and a sprinkle of scandal!

Just like Blair Waldorf's signature headbands, each drink on this list exudes sophistication with a hint of mystery. So, channel your inner Serena Van Der Woodsen and let's dive into a world where every sip is a whispered secret and every glass holds the promise of an unforgettable soirée.

Camikara 3YO (pure cane juice) Dark and Stormy

Camikara 3YO (pure cane juice) Dark and Stormy

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces of ginger beer
  • 2 ounces of Camikara 3YO pure cane juice rum
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, optional
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Method

  • Gather the ingredients
  • Build the ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice cubes, starting with the ginger beer, then add Camikara on top, and finally add the lime juice, if using.
  • Garnish with the lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

 

 

Absolut’s Aligatorade

Absolut’s Aligatorade

Ingredients

  • 1 Slice Pineapple
  • ⅔ Part Lime Juice
  • 3 Parts Coconut Water
  • 1½ Parts Absolut Citron
  • 3 Dashes Bitters 
  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 Leaf Pineapple

Method

  • Muddle pineapple in a shaker. 
  • Add lime juice, coconut water, Absolut Citron, bitters and ice cubes. 
  • Shake and strain into a rock glass. 
  • Garnish with pineapple.

 


Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Scarlet Spritz

Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Scarlet Spritz

Ingredients

  • 75 ml Jacob’s Creek Sparkling 
  • 75 ml Mandarin Orange Juice
  • 5 ml Grenadine Syrup Mandarin 

Garnish

  • Orange Quarter Moon

Method

  • Ensure that the sparkling wine and juice are well chilled. 
  • Mix into a chilled flute or tulip 
  • Gently pour the grenadine. 
  • Garnish with orange and serve 

 

 

Ballantine’s Cinnamon Old Fashioned

Ballantine’s Cinnamon Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 50ml Ballantine’s 7 American Barrel Whisky 
  • 10ml Cinnamon syrup 
  • 4 dashes of orange bitters
  • Ice Cubes

Garnish

  • Orange peel 

Method

  • Add Ballantine’s 7 American Barrel Whisky and cinnamon syrup to an old-fashioned glass with a few cubes of ice 
  • Add bitters and stir for 30 seconds 
  • Garnish with an orange peel

 

 

Jacob’s Creek Unvined Riesling Strawberry Fling

Jacob’s Creek Unvined Riesling Strawberry Fling

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh strawberries
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 30mL lime juice
  • 120mL Unvined Riesling

Garnish

  • Hibiscus flower or half strawberry

Method

  • Muddle strawberry and sugar
  • Add Unvined Riesling and lime and shake
  • Double strain into a martini glass over a hibiscus flower
  • Add strawberry to the side of the glass

 

(World Cocktail Day is observed annually on May 13)

 

 

 

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