Anyone for a cocktail?


Ever since Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri threw the first one all the way back in 1917, the cocktail party has become a mainstay of the summer social calendar. In fact, we can’t even begin to imagine celebrating summer without a cocktail in hand – but with so many to choose from, we couldn’t possibly pick a favourite. So instead, we thought we’d take a trip round Wowcher Towers and ask a few of our resident party animals what cocktail floats their boat…

Nicola – “My favourite cocktail is the Mai Tai, simply because I only need one of those to get that holiday feeling! Plus once I’ve finished it I can put the little cocktail umbrella in my hair for some on-the-go accessorising. Love it!”

Mai Tai cocktail

Max – “That’s a tough one! At a push I’d have to say a Caipiroska, which is a Caipirinha cocktail made with vodka instead of cachaça. Just don’t ask me to spell it!”

Alex – “It’s got to be Pimm’s, you can’t have a British summer without it.”

Rose – “I have this great recipe for Cherry Fizz cocktails – it’s so fruity and refreshing, making it perfect for summer. The best thing is that it’s really easy to make, which always comes in handy because all my gal pals love it!”

After a bit of pestering, we managed to get Rose to divulge the secrets of her recipe. All you need is 2 oz. of cherry brandy, the juice from half a lemon and some chilled soda water. Simply shake the cherry brandy and lemon juice with some cracked ice, strain into a highball glass over 2 ice cubes and pour in the soda water whilst stirring gently. Voila – thanks Rose!

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