How to make dessert cocktails

Recipes for irresistable Instagram-ready cocktails at home.

Drink and dessert in one? Yes please.

These irresistible and Instagram-ready cocktails are perfect for satisfying those sweet cravings at the end of a meal.

Have a go at trying one of these fun, holiday-inspired cocktails, courtesy of Waitrose & Partners…

Raspberry Swirl Margarita

Blend 1 large scoop mango sorbet, 50ml orange juice with bits, 50ml tequila and 1 tsp sugar syrup on high
until smooth. (To make sugar syrup, bring 250ml water and 100g caster sugar to boil, then cool).

Swirl 1 tbsp Waitrose Raspberry & Vanilla Coulis inside a glass. Add the mango mixture and garnish with a
raspberry and a mint leaf.

Rum, Ginger Beer & Vanilla Float

Put 50ml dark rum and 150-200ml ginger beer into a tall glass and stir gently. Add 1 large scoop Magagascan vanilla ice cream.

Decorate with melted Belgian dark chocolate. Garnish with a wafer curl and crumbled dark chocolate florentines.

Sunset Martini

Blitz 50g frozen pineapple in a blender until smooth. Add 50ml coconut rum, such as Malibu, and 25ml vodka and blitz again until frothy.

Pour 1 tsp grenadine into the bottom of a martini glass and slowly pour over the pineapple mixture so
that it sits on top. Garnish with a small pineapple leaf.

Camomile Gin Sour

Steep 1 camomile tea bag (we used Pukka Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey) in 3 tbsp boiler water for 2
minutes. Muddle to release its fragrance then discard.

In an ice-filler shaker, vigorously shake the tea with 2 ½ tsp honey, 2 tbsp gin, 2 tsp lemon juice and 1 egg white.

Strain into a coupe and garnish with a lemon twist and rosemary.

Visit your local branch of Waitrose at Oakgrove, Milton Keynes. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 7am-10pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

This feature was published in the August 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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