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Cocktails to master while you work from home

Always dreamt of having a garage tiki bar? Miss your dimly lit and overly loud local butcher-come-speakeasy? Now is the time to dabble into your own home-hospitality. Whether you’re isolating alone, with housemates or a whole family unit, creating drinks and your own home bar experience can be a great way to cut a bit loose, soften the edges and make a great mess while you do your part to keep the country healthy. Letting loose your imagination is the first key ingredient in making your cocktails at home.

GET CREATIVE - SET THE SCENE

A lot of bar managers will tell you that music and lighting are the backbones of any great bar and they’d be right. Pick your tunes and dim the lights. If you’ve already lost track of time, now is a good time to draw the curtains and really cement that confusion. Next, you’ll have to re-decorate that home you worked so hard for and in the name of sustainability and social responsibility, I strongly recommend foraging within your home. Old sauce jars, that pack of 100 tealights you bought from IKEA a few years ago, masking tape and a collage of different Christmas wrapping paper will soon give your housemates their own immersive experience into your new-found creative genius.

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HOT TIP: Bed Sheets make great table cloths!!

MAKE SOME DRINKS - FIND YOUR TOOLS

There are three main ways to mix cocktails—stir, shake and build. These add dilution and keep your drink frosty. Stirring is used to add dilution without aerating your cocktail. Shaking emulsifies, aerates and cools your drink fast. Building is when you make the drink ready in the glass, usually topped by something bubbly. Ideally, you will have glasses, cups or regular drinking vessels in your house. If not, find anything that is watertight and make a half hazard guess based on volume, how many people that will cater to. A small saucepan and salad spoon are great for stirring down drinks, and any solid Tupperware or plastic takeaway containers are great for shaking (just make sure you hold both sides).

CUPBOARD RECIPES - FIND YOUR BALANCE

Now that we’ve got a pro bar set up going on, we’re ready to get stuck into creating your menu. A good rule of thumb to follow if you want your drinks to be consumable is 3-2-1, if you are starting with 60ml of spirit, half your measurement for acid/citrus and half again for sweetener.

  • 60ml spirit

  • 30ml acid/citrus

  • 15ml sweetener

With this in mind, make sure you are also adding dilution through one of the aforementioned techniques and taste as much as you want!! This is your house!!

HOT TIP: See my ready-to-go home cocktails!!

ENJOY - TRANSFORM YOUR WORLD/ONE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE

From here I’m not going to tell you to hand-write menus, draw on a curly moustache or watch a bunch of YouTube videos on table-setting but I’m also not saying it’s a bad idea. Light those candles, invite in your housemates/spouse/pets and enjoy.

COCKTAILS AT HOME RECIPES

BLOODY MARY

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Archie Rose Original Vodka

  • 120ml tomato juice

  • 15ml lemon juice

  • 10ml Worcestershire sauce

  • 2ml Maggi seasoning sauce

  • 2ml hot sauce

  • pinch of salt & pepper

Method:

Build all the ingredients in a highball glass over ice, stir it down to chill. Garnish with whatever pickled things you can find.

HOUSE SIDE

Ingredients:

Method:

Add all your ingredients to your “cocktail shaker” with ice, shake hard and fine strain into glass. Garnish with anything fresh and green.

WHISKY-MULLED WINE

Serves two

Ingredients:

Method:

Add all to a small saucepan, cook gently over a low heat for about 10 minutes, allow sugar to dissolve and stir occasionally. Feel free to add in any other fun spices you can find, vanilla and fruits all work great. Strain out solids and serve in mugs. Garnish with orange wheels.

MACCONA MARTINI

Ingredients:

Method:

Add all ingredients to you “cocktail shaker”, first shake with no ice— this will emulsify the egg white. Add ice and shake again. Fine strain into your glass. Garnish with a biscuit.

*To make the coffee solution, add 1:1 Maccona coffee granules to hot water, dissolve together.

**To make the sugar syrup, add 2:1 sugar to warm water, dissolve together.

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To experience this site you must be of legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please enjoy Archie Rose responsibly in countries where the consumption of alcohol is lawful, for persons who are lawfully permitted to consume alcohol. By entering this site you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Find out more at www.drinkwise.org.au. Archie Rose Distilling Co. Pty Limited Rights Reserved. Archie Rose Distilling Co. supports the Responsible Service of Alcohol. NSW Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor Producer Wholesaler Licence: LIQW880014624 | Liquor Hotel Licence: LIQH440018958