Cocktail recipes to impress your guests - with Bristol's Melt Mobile Bars

Cocktail recipes to impress your guests - with Bristol's Melt Mobile Bars: Image 1 Melt Mobile Bars are available to hire through a variety of different packages. Whether you're planning on dry hiring equipment or you'd like it fully managed, they'll work with you to create your perfect bar package.

Here Thea Wise from the company has put together a list of some of her favourite cocktails for each season that you can make at home!

1. Best winter warmer - SMOKE AND CINNAMON OLD FASHIONED
You'll need:
1 teaspoon simple syrup or super fine sugar
2 dashes bitters
50ml bourbon whiskey
a splash of water
orange peel
25ml Luxardo Cherry
1 cinnamon stick
cedar board + kitchen torch
ice

Step 1 We use the kitchen torch to burn the cedar board, and then place a cocktail glass immediately over the board, trapping in the smoke.

Step 2 In the glass, combine the simple syrup (or sugar) and bitters. Give that a few quick stirs. Fold and squeeze the orange peel over the drink, then lightly rub the edges of the glass with the peel before adding it to the glass. Add the ice (I love a big ice cube here) and pour in the whiskey and a splash of water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a cherry.

Step 3 Just a couple of notes: -You can use any maraschino cherry, but we do recommend seeking out Luxardo cherries. -You can buy cedar boards usually in the grilling section of stores or online. You can use other boards as well, just make sure they haven't been treated or coated with anything that you would not want to eat!

2. Best rustic autumn drink - CIDER RUM PUNCH
(Serves 10)
You'll need:
6 large apples, diced
1 litre cider
250ml dark rum
3 cinnamon sticks
3 star anise
1 litre water
100g sugar

Place all the ingredients in a pan, except the rum. Cook slowly for one hour 15 minutes, then add the rum. Serve warm or cold.

3. Best spring-summer sunshine drink - WATERMELON MARGARITA
You'll need:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 cups diced seedless watermelon
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cups blueberries
3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish
50ml silver tequila
Ice

Step 1 In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let the sugar syrup cool.

Step 2 In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp.

Step 3 In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the blueberries and mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

Step 4 Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.

To book one of the Melt Bars for your wedding make contact via the website: www.meltbars.co.uk or email: info@meltproductions.co.uk

 
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