Let your creativity flow with these 4 cocktails ideas and raise a glass to the best things in life!
The Portuguese National Cocktail Day is celebrated on May 18th, kicking off those long, sunny days to come.
At Adega Velha, we prepared 4 cocktail ideas to surprise your friends with your bartending skills. This is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family and put on a show. Don’t miss these suggestions for a sunset party or for a fun night in – and turn your kitchen or bar into a cocktail hotspot.
1. Gentleman’s, cool and intense
The unmistakable flavour of ginger really stands out in this cocktail, emphasised by the freshness of basil. Perfect for those hot days, the life of any party.
- 5 cl Adega Velha 12 years
- 5 cl Ginger & basil cordial
- 1 cl Luxardo Lemon
- 10 cl Ginger Ale
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously until you achieve a creamy consistency. Serve in a cocktail glass.
2. The Adega Espresso, sweet and strong
The Adega Espresso cocktail is a proof that coffee and chocolate can elevate any experience. This cocktail breaks away from conventional flavours, while providing a velvety texture and a sweet, persistent aroma.
- 5 cl Adega Velha 6 years
- 2 cl white chocolate syrup
- 1 espresso
- 1 cl Ruby Port
- 1 drop bitter chocolate
Combine the ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously for a creamy texture. Serve in a cocktail glass without ice.
3. Mai Tai, exotic and fun
Colourful, exotic, and deliciously intense, Mai Tai is one of the most popular cocktails in the world. Legend has it that the first person who ever tried it exclaimed “maita’i!”, the Tahitian word for “great!”. e dare you to try it!
- 5 cl Adega Velha 6 years
- 2 cl sugar syrup
- 2 cl orange liqueur
- 2,5 cl pineapple juice
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a rocks glass, with the ice.
4. Negroni, refreshing and subtle
Originally from Italy, the Negroni is both a cocktail and a sophisticated apéritif, the perfect refreshment to accompany hors d’oeuvres and starters. The result is an unexpected, suave flavour, well balanced and remarkable.
- 4 cl Adega Velha 12 years
- 2 cl Vermouth
- 2 cl Martini bitter/Campari
- 10 cl watermelon juice
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and stir well until smooth. Serve in a chilled rocks glass or over ice.
Cocktail Day and Adega Velha
Nothing compares to a fine blend of flavours, especially if you have all the right ingredients. Preparing these cocktails with friends and family is half the fun, a creative process that everyone understands and appreciates.
Adega Velha adds an unmistakable touch to all your cocktails, for special moments and entertainment. Invite your friends and family to enjoy an exclusive cocktail, and toast with Adega Velha.