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Cocktail Caipiroska

Caipiroska Recipe

The Caipiroska cocktail is better known as a variation on the national drink of Brazil - the Caipirinha. Yes, you can achieve the same fresh, zingy taste, but using vodka will give your cocktail a lighter flavour.

So exactly how do you make it? Here's our Caipiroska recipe...

What's the difference between Caipirinha and Caipiroska?

The only difference between these two cocktails is the spirit or liquor used - the lime and sugar and ice stay the same. In a Caipiroska cocktail, the sugar-cane spirit Cachaça is replaced with vodka.

Sugar syrup in a glass jar

Simple Syrup For Cocktails

Simple syrup, also known as 'sugar syrup', is a basic bartending ingredient used in many cocktails and mixed drinks behind the bar. It consists of just two ingredients, sugar and water, and is easily made from the comfort of your own kitchen.

So, let's get into it and teach you how to make a great homemade simple syrup for cocktails...

Easy homemade simple syrup recipe

Making simple syrup has never been so simple (the clue's in the name). Simply take two ingredients and a three step method to get a rich simple syrup!

Tom and Jerry cocktail recipe

Tom and Jerry Cocktail Recipe

Step into Christmas with this creamy and dreamy drink recipe. The Tom and Jerry drink isn't just some milky spiced punch, it's a complete festive experience. Forget about Eggnogs, Snowballs and Baileys cocktails, this is the real creamy cocktail of the holidays!


Christmas Margarita Recipe

Love the fruity sharp zing of a Margarita but looking to sip on something a wee bit more festive? Enter the Christmas Margarita recipe! It makes the perfect thirst quenching Christmas cocktail.


Gimlet Recipe: How to Make a Gimlet

The Gimlet is a real hidden gem amongst the traditional cocktails. Incredibly simple to make, it's a light and delicious drink made with gin and lime cordial. Enjoy this gin drink on a good Spring or Summer's day to really bring out the flavours.

Apple Martini

Apple Martini Cocktail Recipe: How to Make an Apple Martini

The Apple Martini cocktail is a famous drink that has garnered many variations. It is a vodka based cocktail that is electric green or pale green in colour and therefore is easily distinguished from other Martinis. The Apple Martini recipe contains apple sour flavour, vodka, liqueur, lemon juice and sweet sugar syrup. The Apple Martini is served in a coupe glass or Martini glass.


Martinez Recipe: How to Make a Martinez

The Martinez is known for its history and taste which is reminiscent of a Manhattan. The Martinez cocktail recipe contains gin, vermouth, bitters, and maraschino which is acknowledged as a precursor of a popular cocktail drink that leads to a variety of versions. The Martinez is known today as a classic modern beverage that has stood the test of time.


Batanga Cocktail Recipe: How to Make a Batanga

The Batanga cocktail is a simple drink that is a combination of tequila, fresh lime juice, and Coca-Cola and is served in a tall glass. The Batanga is known as a popular drink in Mexico that has a perfect mix of flavours. It contains an earthy flavour from the tequila, sweetness from the soda drink and a tarty punch from the lime. It is traditionally stirred using a wooden knife, with residues from previously chopped ingredients that add to the overall taste of the drink. The Batanga drink has an overall refreshing and tropical sweet taste that is appealing for most drinkers.


Mojito Cocktail Recipe: How to Make a Mojito

The Mojito Cocktail drink is a customary drink in Cuba made with five primary ingredients to achieve the perfect balance of sweet, sour and minty flavours: light rum, sugar syrup, fresh lime wedges, soda and mint leaves. Some flavours are extracted from the ingredients through muddling which allows them to release their juices and organic properties. The Mojito is a highball drink and is served with ice to achieve that perfect refreshing taste. The mint in a Mojito gives a refreshing herby flavour that brings the entire drink together.