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Sweet Cocktails for the Sweet-Toothed Drinkers

Alcohol doesn’t always have to involve punches, kicks, and a bitter aftertaste. There are plenty of sweet, fruity, and floral alcoholic drinks to accommodate palates that long for something lighter. Just because these drinks are on the more “girly” side, doesn’t mean that they can’t be boozy! A pretty presentation can still be paired with a robust taste. Looking for the perfect refreshing drink? Here are just some of our favourite sweet cocktail recipes that you can make at home.

Cosmopolitan

You can’t go wrong with a good Cosmo. Notorious for its bright pink shade, this drink has a large following thanks to the TV series Sex and the City. Be part of the girl gang and fashion your own Cosmo at home with these ingredients.

You’ll need:

  • Vodka
  • Cointreau
  • Cranberry juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Maple syrup or simple syrup
  • Lime wedge
  • Lime wheel (for garnish)

Best thing about this drink is, all you need to do is throw all the liquids together in a shaker with some ice! Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the lime wheel if you wish, and voila! You’ve got yourself an ice-cold Cosmo.

Ingredients available at Red & White:

  • Grey Goose Vodka
  • Ciroc

Strawberry Daiquiri

Sticking to the theme of pink drinks, strawberry daiquiri is another one you can fashion for a get-together with friends. It’s fun and easily customisable. You also have the option of making a regular daiquiri or a frozen one. It all depends on whether you want a slushie consistency or not!

To make your own strawberry daiquiri, you’ll need:

  • Frozen strawberries
  • White rum
  • Simple syrup
  • Lime juice
  • Ice
  • Kosher salt

Ready for the instructions? Simply blend all your ingredients in a blender and serve!

Ingredients available at Red & White:

  • Captain Morgan Original Spiced Silver Rum
  • Plantation 3 Stars White Rum

Mudslide

Here’s a dessert drink for the chocolate lovers out there. This decadent combo will satisfy any sweet toothed person. Just like the daiquiri, you can make a frozen mudslide or a classic one.

All you need is:

  • Coffee liqueur
  • Vodka
  • Irish cream
  • Vanilla ice cream (frozen mudslide), or heavy cream (classic mudslide)
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup for presentation

To make a frozen mudslide, combine all liquid ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour it out into a glass and serve.

For a classic mudslide, liquid ingredients go into a shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a cocktail glass.

Ingredients available at Red & White:

  • Smirnoff Vodka
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Little Kiss coffee liqueur

Aperol Spritz

Combining sweet with sour notes, the Aperol spritz should be on your list of go-to summer cocktails. It’s easy, and it’s vibrant in both colour and taste.

Make your own Aperol spritz at home with:

  • Aperol
  • Sparkling wine
  • Soda water
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge

It’s as simple as stirring Aperol and ice together and topping up with soda water and sparkling wine! Squeeze in a wedge of orange and use it to garnish.

Ingredients available at Red & White:

  • Zilzie Regional Prosecco
  • Delamotte Brut NV Champagne

Brandy Alexander

Taking the sweetness of brandy and creaminess of Crème de Cacao, the Brandy Alexander is a boozy cocktail you’re sure to love.

Ingredients you’ll need to make a Brandy Alexander are:

  • Cognac
  • Heavy cream
  • Crème de Cacao
  • Grated nutmeg for garnish

Into a cocktail shaker with ice, add in your liquid ingredients. Shake until the liquid gets cold. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the grated nutmeg over the top. Enjoy this drink which will taste almost like boozy chocolate cake in your mouth! Who wouldn’t want that?

Ingredients available at Red & White:

  • Bisquit & Dubouché VSOP Cognac
  • Hennesy VSOP Cognac

Bushwacker

The name of this next drink may sound odd, but it definitely won’t confuse your palate! In fact, it’s a straight-up dessert heaven in your mouth.

Put together a glass of Bushwacker with:

  • Aged rum
  • Crème de cacao
  • Kahlua
  • Cream of coconut
  • 2% ice
  • Ice
  • Grated nutmeg or shaved chocolate for garnish
  • Cherry for garnish (optional)

Whack all the ingredients into a blender (save for the garnish of course!). Blend until everything is incorporated and transfer into a tall glass. Grate a nutmeg over the surface, or shave some chocolate. A cherry on top, and you have yourself a Bushwacker.

Ingredients available at Red & White:

  • Bacardi Carta Oro Gold Rum
  • Angostura 5 Years Rum

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