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Original Cocktails – Join the Cocktail Revolution

When I recently received a call asking if I would sample some Original Cocktails and blog about it, I was delighted and no doubt said yes.

The first time I was introduced to this refreshing range of combination drinks was at the Taste of Durban event in July this year.  I was totally blown away by the variety available as well as the convenient “bag in a box” packaging.

In my “taster” package I received two samples. Firstly the Singapore Sling which is a combination of lime, pineapple and orange juice. It is a delicious and fruity mixture and bound to stir up your taste buds.  The second sample, called Mojito is bursting with flavours of lime, mint and rum and bound to quench your “cocktail” thirst.  For more information on this amazing range of drinks, log on to this website and join the Cocktail Revolution!

Singapore Sling - Image courtesy of http://www.originalcocktails.co.za

Singapore Sling – Image courtesy of http://www.originalcocktails.co.za

I am giving away an Original Cocktails Party Pack to one lucky reader.  All you have to do to receive this amazing package is to like the Original Cocktails Facebook page, follow them on twitter  (if you are a “tweeter”) and fill in the comments block on this blog with your name, region and telephone number.  The lucky reader will be contacted by the end of September to come and collect their Party Pack and to join the Cocktail Revolution.  Good luck!

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Cosmopolitan

Sex and the City
Love it or hate it, Sex and the City introduced a whole new generation of cocktail drinkers (myself included) to the fabulous world of the cocktail. The Cosmopolitan was Carrie Bradshaw’s (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) drink of choice throughout much of the Show http://ohgo.sh/archive/sex-and-the-city-the-cosmopolitan/
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The Cosmopolitan’s history is somewhat uncertain.  Until recently it was thought to have originated during the 80s, perhaps based upon the Harpoon, a drink created to promote Ocean Spray juice during the 1960s.  Clearly this drink has come a long way and despite its up-to-date modern image today, the recipe follows the classic sour-family cocktail recipe of base spirit (vodka), sweetener (Cointreau) and sour (lime juice), with a bit of cranberry juice thrown in to add an extra bit of tartness and a nice pink color.
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Although pricey, I think it’s worth every cent to purchase a bottle of Cointreau to keep on hand for those refreshing cocktails such as Margaritas, Cosmopolitans and believe it or not cooking prawns.  But that’s a recipe for another day.
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Here’s my mix for a gorgeously refreshing and moreish Cosmopolitan
1 tot of Vodka
1 tot of Cointreau
Juice of 1 Lime
100% Cranberry juice

Method:
Mix the Vodka, Cointreau and lime juice together.  Pour into a Martini Glass and top up with ice cold cranberry juice.
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