Monday, 22 June 2015

RECIPES: Mojito + Tequila Sunrise

Since my last post was quite straight-forward and practical I thought I would balance it out a bit and brighten up your Monday by doing a cocktail recipe post. Mojitos and Tequila Sunrises are very simple to make and you don't really need many ingredients to create them. You might as well get your practice in before the summer holidays because these will be perfect for barbeques and cocktail nights.

I'm going to start off with the mojito, I made mine slightly differently so it was to my taste but it was refreshing all the same.

Also, please drink in moderation and don't drink and drive. 


  • White rum (1 1/2 oz)
  • Mint (6 leaves or less)
  • Soda water 
  • Fresh lime juice (1 oz, I used a lime flavoured syrup instead)
  • Sugar (2 teaspoons)
  • Ice (crushed or cubed) 
  • Start off by adding the mint, lime juice and sugar to the mixer. If you prefer a more minty taste you can use a blender instead, it gives the drink a stronger taste than just dropping them in a mixer and shaking. 
  • Add the rum and the soda, add as much soda water as you think you'll need depending on the size of the intended glass and the desired intensity of the rum - the soda water in a way just dilutes the rum and gives it a fizz.
  • Shake/mix/blend and pour over ice, you can then add straws, umbrellas or whatever you like to make the drink pretty. 
Tequila Sunrise

  • Orange juice (3 oz, preferably fresh)
  • Tequila (1 1/12 oz)
  • Grenadine (1/2 oz)
  • Ice (crushed or cubed)
  • Pineapple, lime or lemon (sliced)
  • Add ice to a glass and pour in the orange juice and tequila, stir it well to infuse the orange juice with the tequila.
  • Pour in the grenadine and don't stir, depending on taste you can swap the measurements of the orange juice and the grenadine but the steps can not be mixed.
  • Last but not least for this pretty drink, garnish with either pineapple, lime or lemon and add straws umbrellas or whatever.
Thanks for reading this post, it was fun to write and even more fun to try. I'd love it if you could leave links to similar posts or comment with your tips below. Until next time, ciao! 


  1. I've been making more cocktails lately. Not to be drinking a lot but it's fun trying out new recipes. I don't drink a lot and if I do I want it to be worth it :). I am definitely going to try the Tequila Sunrise !

    1. I'm not really a big drinker but they're fun to make, the Tequila Sunrise literally just takes 2 mins.