World Cocktail Day 2022
With so many different shapes, sizes, flavours and styles, cocktails are a great way to explore the world of spirits!
Starved of fancy cocktails, we sorely missed our favourite bars and far-flung holiday destinations, but life in lockdown witnessed a boom in enthusiasm for learning how to make our best-loved cocktails at home! Now part of our repertoire, it's great being able to share our new skills as we welcome friends and family back into our homes, gardens and shed/bar conversions...
As World Cocktail Day is just around the corner (13th May), it feels like the perfect time to celebrate. We have some sensational Appleton Estate Rum drinks to share with you (and perhaps you'll find something new here to try too)!
The day celebrates the first written reference to the word 'cocktail' which was first published in America back in 1806: The New Year tabloid 'The Balance and Columbian Repository' defined a cocktail as "a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters".
We hope you'll enjoy World Cocktail Day! Don't forget to share your cocktails with us @FredsDrinks as you sip away.
Cheers, FREDS x
APPLETON RUM & RHUBARB
50ML APPLETON ESTATE 8YO / RHUBARB SODA / LIME
Step 1) Fill highball with ice and pour Appleton
Step 2) Top with rhubarb soda
Step 3) Garnish with wedges of lime
50ML APPLETON ESTATE 8YO / 25ML LIME JUICE / 10ML SUGAR SYRUP / LIME
Step 1) Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake.
Step 2) Pour into a cocktail glass and enjoy!
50ML APPLETON ESTATE 8YO / 100ML PINEAPPLE JUICE / 100ML COCONUT WATER / 20ML LIME JUICE / DASH BITTERS / PINEAPPLE / CHERRIES
Step 1) Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker
Step 2) Shake with ice and pour into ice-filled cocktail/wine glass
Step 3) Garnish with a pineapple and cherry skewer