DIY CocktailsBy Emma
Have the best pre-drinks on campus
If you’re posh enough to drink cocktails instead of beer, do yourself a favour and learn how to make them at home. Cocktails in pubs and clubs are outrageously expensive (even if they do get the job done), so it’s worth investing in a few bottles of spirits so you can do it yourself. And besides, even if they taste unpalatable, at least you’ll have a cool drinks cabinet to impress your mates with.
The Original Cosmopolitan
A firm favourite amongst the girls, it’s fruity, refreshing, wickedly pink and tongue-teasingly sour.
- 1 1/2 shot Vodka
- 1 shot Cointreau
- 1 shot Cranberry Juice
- Dash of Lime Juice
- 1 Lime for garnish
Pour all the ingredients into the cocktail shaker along with cracked ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a cocktail glass and serve with slice of lime for decoration.
There are many variations on the perennially popular Margarita, but the original has stood the test of time. Treat yourself to this tasty favourite – a cocktail icon.
- 1 1/2 shots of Tequila
- 1/2 shot Cointreau
- 1 shot Lemon or Lime Juice
Moisten the inner and outer edge of a cocktail glass with a slice of lemon or lime and dip in fine salt. Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into the prepared glass.
This Wetherspoons staple is easy to make at home (it’ll be less diluted as well).
- 2 shots Vodka
- 2 shots Peach Schnapps
- Cranberry Juice
Put all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes and shake. Pour into a tall tumbler and serve.
This might look like a needlessly complicated glass of WKD, but don’t be fooled. It’s much classier.
- 2 shots of Light Rum
- 2 shots of Pineapple Juice
- 1 shot of Blue Curaçao
- 1 shot of Cream of Coconut
- 1 slice Pineapple
- 1 Cherry
Blend light Rum, blue Curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut with ice in an electric blender at high speed. Pour contents into a tall glass and decorate with the slice of pineapple and a cherry. Ooh exotic.
Fruity, bubbly and a definite must for gin lovers.
- 2 shots Gin
- 1 shot Cherry Brandy
- Soda Water
- 1/2 shot Lemon Juice
- 1 Lime slice
- Dash of Sugar Syrup
Put all the ingredients, apart from the soda water, into the cocktail mixer with the ice cubes and shake. Strain and pour into tumbler glasses and then top up with the soda water.
Rich and warming – like a hug in a glass.
- 2 measure Captain Morgan's Rum
- 1 shot White Rum
- 1 shot Orange Juice
- 1 shot Pineapple Juice
Shake all ingredients together in shaker and strain into an ice-filled glass.