How do you make cocktails at home?
If you’re like me, you might have a few cocktails you’re not particularly fond of.
But what if you can’t find a recipe online?
Here’s how you can make them, and make sure you’re using ingredients that are safe for drinking.
It’s a lot easier than you might think.
What you need to know about margarites What you’re looking for: margarite (the soft, hard, white stuff that comes from the peel of citrus trees) and any kind of citrus fruits.
The margaritan (a thick, white, soft drink made with a mixture of sugar, lemon juice and vinegar) is a special case, since it’s usually made from peels of orange and grapefruit.
Some types of citrus fruit can be used too, but you’re likely to find that the only real margarito available in Spain is made from the skins of oranges and grapefruits.
Ingredients: 1 pint of fresh citrus juice 1 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of vinegar 2 cups of sugar 2 cups white vinegar (a type of sweetener) salt, to taste Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan, add a little water if necessary and bring to a boil.
Keep boiling for 10 minutes.
Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved.
(It should still be a little liquidy but it should be smooth.)
When you’re done, strain the mixture into a glass or plastic bag and store in a cool, dark place.
You can drink it at home, or serve it over ice cream, or, if you’re really into that sort of thing, make a cocktail using a cocktail shaker with a glass of vodka.
But it’s best to make your own!
What you’ll need: cocktail shakers (which are glass containers with handles and a lid that can hold up to 2 liters of water) 1 glass of water (1 liter is about the maximum volume for a cocktail) A cocktail shusher with a lid 1 cocktail spoon or two 1 bottle of rum A cocktail glass, for serving cocktails at cocktail parties 1 cocktail bar straw or an ice cube tray 1 cocktail bowl or a small dish for serving cocktail cocktails Mix the cocktail shaver and the cocktail spoon together in a small glass container, and place in the shaker.
Use the straw or ice cube to mix the drink.
Pour the drink into the shakers and stir until it is well mixed.
Add the rum and ice cube.
Repeat with the rest of the ingredients, stirring after each addition.
If you use a cocktail bowl, place it over a cocktail glass or bar straw.
Pour and serve.
How to get a margaritic What you can buy: fresh orange peel 1 cup orange juice 2 cups sugar 1 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup vinegar 2 tablespoons salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions: Combine all the citrus juices, orange juice and sugar in a shaker and set aside.
Add vinegar, lemon and salt to taste and stir well.
Pour in the lime juice and let it sit for five minutes.
Then add the lime and vinegar mixture.
Mix well, and add the salt and vanilla.
Pour into the cocktail bowl.
How do I make a margarro?
If your citrus juice and lime juice are too salty, add salt to the mixture.
(Make sure you’ve used a good-quality salt and pepper shaker, which should be a thick one.)
If you want to add a touch of sweet or sourness to the mix, add sugar and lemon juice, and a little bit of vinegar.
Let the cocktail sit for two hours.
The drink will be smooth and the lime-orange mix should become a deep, almost caramel colour.
Add another splash of lime juice, if desired, and stir again.
Serve with ice cream or other drinks.