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Zoom Party Tips: 8 Tropical Cocktails You Can Make at Home

Posted on April 25 2020

Zoom Party Tips: 8 Tropical Cocktails You Can Make at Home

 

You’ve probably already heard your mates complaining that they should be somewhere more exotic right about now, but at BBH we think this is some impressive swimsuit weather right here in the UK (who would have thought!). If you’ve had to cancel your trip abroad, why not round up the girls and host your own Zoom party instead! Everyone's pledging to learn a new skill or hobby - we think mastering cocktail recipes that everyone loves will not only keep you entertained in quarantine, it’ll make you everyone’s best friend at pre-drinks in the future. Impress your virtual guests with our favourite cocktail recipes. We love them because they’re easy to make at home and great for curbing wanderlust during lockdown. Forget about lost holidays, these 8 tropical cocktails will transport you around the world and give you a little taste of freedom.

 

BRAZILIAN CAIPIRINHA

RECIPE

Everyone knows Brazil for its vibrant carnival identity, so it would only be right for the South American country’s national drink to be refreshing, sugary, and full of zest too. The star element of this cocktail is the liquor cachaça, which is described as similar to rum, but it’s fermented sugar cane juices give the drink a distinct refreshing, vegetal taste.

CAIPIRINHA cocktail recipe

Ingredients

  • 2oz cachaça
  • 2tsp sugar
  • Lime slices
  • Ice

Directions

  • Muddle the sugar and lime in an old fashioned glass
  • Add ice
  • Add the cachaça and stir
  • Garnish with lime

 

 

BERMUDAN DARK ‘N’ STORMY

RECIPE

Dark ‘n’  Stormy is a spicy concoction of dark rum and ginger beer. Despite its  name, Dark ‘n’ Stormy is a tasty summer cocktail that will  transport you to the Caribbean.

Dar n Stormy cocktail recipe

Ingredients

  • 2oz dark rum – Gosling's Black Seal if you would like to do it the ‘proper’ way
  • 3oz ginger beer
  • 0.5oz lime juice (optional)
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge

 Directions

  • Fill a tall glass with ice
  • Pour rum
  • Top with ginger beer and lime juice, and stir
  • Garnish with lime
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    PUERTO RICAN PINA COLADA

    RECIPE

    Here's one of your cocktail classics. Recreate your own Pina Colada and see how well it adapts from Puerto Rican nights to Zoom party seshes – one rule: make it as coconut-y as possibly.

    Pina colada recipe

    Ingredients

    • 2.5oz rum
    • 3oz pineapple juice
    • 1oz coconut cream (traditionally Coco Lopez)
    • Cup of ice/5-6 Ice cubes
    • Pineapple wedge

    Directions

  • Pour rum, pineapple juice & coconut cream into a blender
  • Add ice and blend on high
  • Pour into a tall glass and garnish with pineapple
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    CUBAN MOJITO

    RECIPE

    The humble mojito is breezy, sweet, and citrusy. Set up your Zoom party in the garden or in a room with plenty of light for the full summer experience.

    Mojito recipe

    Ingredients

    • 2oz white rum
    • 0.5oz lime juice (squeezed fresh)
    • 1tsp sugar
    • Ice
    • 3 mint leaves
    • Soda water

    Directions

    • Muddle lime juice with sugar in a small glass
    • Apply mint leaves along the sides of the glass
    • Fill glass two thirds with cracked ice, and pour in rum
    • Add the squeezed lime and top with soda water

     

    MEXICAN PALOMA

    RECIPE

    Mexico brings us La Paloma -  a tasty combination of tequila and grapefruit. If you’re normally a go hard raver then this is an interesting mix that you need to try out - it includes all the ingredients of a tequila shot, with an added splash of grapefruit to turn things up.

     Paloma Cocktail recipe

    Ingredients

    • 2oz tequila
    • 0.5oz lime juice
    • Pinch of salt
    • Grapefruit soda (grab a pink tinted version to give your beverage a cute glow)
    • Ice

    Directions

  • Combine tequila, lime juice, and salt in a tall glass
  • Add ice and top with grapefruit soda, and stir
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    CARIBBEAN RUM PUNCH

    RECIPE

    Does this not just scream summer? It's fruity and juicy, paired with two separate measures of boozy rum that’ll transform your house or garden into a reminder of the Caribbean nights waiting for us.

    Rum Punch recipe

    Ingredients

    • 1-2oz light rum
    • 1-2oz dark rum
    • 2oz pineapple juice
    • 1oz orange juice
    • 0.75oz fresh lime juice
    • 0.75oz grenadine
    • Ice

    Directions

    • Pour juices, rum & grenadine into a pitcher
    • Stir
    • Fill glasses with ice and serve

     

    USA WHISKEY SOUR

    RECIPE

    If you want to try something new, quarantine is the time to do it – you'll come out of self-isolation a changed and bold new person. Impress your Zoom party guests with our sophisticated whiskey sour recipe. It's sour, but not scary: America loves it. You can customise it to add a little sweetness or go full-on sour. 

    Ingredients

    • 2oz either bourbon (sweeter, to balance out the drink) or rye (sour)
    • 1oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 1tsp sugar
    • 1 egg white
    • Ice

    Directions

    • Shake whiskey, juice, sugar & egg white with cracked ice
    • Strain into cocktail glasses

    Words by Beatrice Gregson

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