Three Cocktails To Make Summer Last (SP)

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Sponsored by Edway Training

Recently we were approached to do a sponsored post on training in Responsible Service of Alcohol, something close to my heart due to the need for all people who serve alcohol to understand their obligations in serving liquor responsibly, and I accepted. Then I encountered a fairly significant problem: I don’t drink alcohol. So I asked one of our wonderful editors, Cupcake, to give us some gorgeous cocktail recipes we can all enjoy responsibly. Summer may be ending, but that doesn’t mean cocktails have to. – Tamsin Howse, Editor in Chief

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Back in 2010, my mum and I went on a cruise. It was AMAZING. So relaxing. In 14 days, I read around 5 books, mum and I watched almost 3 seasons of NCIS, and was able to enjoy many naps.

The food was amazing. The company was fantastic (just talking about my mum here), and the different countries we visited were awesome. But what I really enjoyed were the cocktails.

It was fun, trying out different stuff. There were a few that I really didn’t like. But these three … oh, these three are still my favourite four years later.

Midori Splice


I love this is because it tastes just like the Pine Lime Splice ice creams, with the fruity outer shell encasing a creamy centre.

30 ml Midori
30 ml Malibu
30 ml cream
top with pineapple juice

Singapore Sling


This was a cocktail I had not previously tried. IT’S SO GOOD. Despite it’s alcohol content, a Singapore Sling it as refreshing as it is delicious.

60ml (1/4 cup) gin
30ml cherry brandy
15ml Cointreau liqueur
15ml Benedictine liqueur (see note)
250ml (1 cup) chilled pineapple juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
6 drops Angostura bitters
Ice cubes, extra, coarsely crushed

Long Island Iced Tea


Last, but certainly not least, there is the Long Island Iced Tea. Probably my all time favourite. It’s big, it’s gutsy, and it’s loaded with the good stuff. A great cocktail to share in a jug with friends!

55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
60ml (1/4 cup) water
3 cups ice cubes
80ml (1/3 cup) chilled vodka
80ml (1/3 cup) tequila
80ml (1/3 cup) white rum
80ml (1/3 cup) gin
60ml (1/4 cup) Cointreau liqueur
60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
250ml (1 cup) chilled cola

So good. All of them. By the end of the cruise, these were the three that I kept going back to. In my everyday life, cocktails don’t feature at all, so when on holiday, I always make sure I indulge a little. Responsibly, of course.

This post was sponsored by Edway Training in conjunction with the Responsible Service of Alcohol. All opinions are the author’s own.