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Ultimate prawn cocktail !


  • 500g king prawns
  • 200g mayonnaise
  • 50g tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, plus lemon wedges, to serve
  • a large pinch of paprika
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces, shredded
  • a large pinch of cayenne to finish
  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and tip in prawns. Cook for around 3-4 minutes, until pink and cooked through. Drain the prawns once cooked and spread out on a plate to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and paprika in a bowl. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Once the prawns are cool to the touch, mix with the sauce. Line 6 cocktail glasses with avocado slices around the sides and divide the shredded lettuce between them. Top with the prawn cocktail mixture and sprinkle with a little cayenne pepper. Serve immediately.

Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktail !

What ingredients do I need for this gin prosecco cocktail?

  • gin
  • elderflower liqueur
  • prosecco
  • lime wedges
  • sugar

How to make Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktails:

Step 1: Fill a shaker with ice and add the Gin and Elderflower Liqueur.

Step 2: Shake well to combine.

Step 3: Strain the contents of the shaker into sugar-rimmed glasses and top with Prosecco.

Step 4: Squeeze a lime wedge in each drink.

Step 5: Garnish with an additional lime wedge.

Step 6: Serve immediately.

The #100 Champagne Cocktail !

  • 3–4 ounces champagne or prosecco
  • ½ ounce maraschino liqueur (such as luxardo)
  • ½ ounces fresh lemon juice
  • twist of lemon garnish
  1. Combine lemon juice and maraschino liqueur in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a champagne flute or coupe glass.
  2. Top with chilled champagne/prosecco and garnish with a twist of lemon.


Patrón Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

Barsys Coaster!

A smart coaster with a mini weighing-machine and an AI inside it that coaches you through the fine cocktail-mixing process.

Taylor Kinser, “Bottled Emotions”

Blood-Orange Cocktails !


  • 1 ½ cups fresh blood-orange juice (from 7 to 8 blood oranges), chilled
  • 6 tablespoons Solerno or other blood-orange liqueur


  1. 1. Combine blood-orange juice and liqueur in a large pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Pour into test tubes or small glasses.

Source: Martha Stewart Living

DIY Smoked Simple Syrup !


  • 2 Cups Filtered Water
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • Fruit Wood Pellets or Chips*


Preheat a smoker to 180°F**

Pour water into a 9"x13" roasting pan. Add sugar and still until well combined. Place the pan directly on your smoker’s grill grates. Smoke for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

When finished, transfer the smoked simple syrup to a bottle or jar and store in a cool dark place or the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

*Flavors include: alder, apple, apricot, cherry, mulberry, nectarine, pear, or plumb. Pecan and maple also make a good simple syrup.

**On a Traeger Pellet Grill, this is the “smoke setting”

Courtesy Nomageddon

Black Magic Cocktail !

Servings: 1


  • 2.5 ounces Black Vodka
  • ¾ ounce Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice 2/3 – 1 Small Lime
  • ¾ ounce Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • Wilton Edible Pearl Dust In White 
  • Instructions:
  • Into a cocktail shaker add in your simple syrup, lime juice, and black vodka. Fill with ice until the liquid line. Give it a hard shake for 30 seconds. Add a dash of pearl dust to the bottom of a martini or coupe glass. Pour cocktail into your glass and serve. Add more pearl dust if it’s not shimmery enough and stir it with a bar spoon to combine it.

Courtesy Elle Talk

The Witch’s Heart Cocktail !


  • 1 jigger apple brandy or apple vodka chilled
  • 1 tsp grenadine
  • 2 jiggers (or to top up) 
  • Homemade Blackberry 
  • Shimmery liqueur 
  • Chilled
  • Powdered dry ice optional


Add about ½ – 1 tsp of powdered dry ice to the bottom of the glass (optional).

Place the apple brandy and purple shimmery liqueur in a shaker. Add 1 ice cube and shake for a few seconds to chill the drink. Strain the drink into a martini glass. Top up with more purple shimmery liqueur if necessary.

Pour 1 tsp of grenadine syrup, about an inch from the surface of the drink – the grenadine should sink to the bottom, creating a “bleeding” effect.

Add about ½ tsp of powdered dry ice on top and serve with a stirrer, so that your guests can stir the “potion” to create that shimmery, smoky effect.