DIY Cocktails

Make your own cocktail

Make your own cocktail

Nowadays there is a DIY for everything, including cocktails, which is probably a good DIY to have. Even though you get your more difficult and challenging cocktail recipes like the Riviera on Vaal’s signature cocktail, it is also good to know that there are recipes with only a few ingredients which could be ready in a jiff.

Here are three easy DIY cocktail recipes that might be handy on those days when you don’t know what to serve. Grey Goose Vodka has definitely made DIY a little easier for the novice cocktail makers among us. For similar recipes, visit their website on

Celebratory cocktail: (The Celebration Cocktail)

1 ½ parts cherry flavoured vodka

1 part cherry flavoured liquor

½ part fresh lemon juice

½ part pomegranate juice

Top with sparkling wine

Combine the first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a sparkling wine glass. Top with sparkling wine and present with a cherry.

Feeling fresh cocktail: (Fresh Feature)

2 parts vodka

½ part freshly squeezed lime juice

3 parts ginger beer

Add all ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice. Stir well. Present with a lemon or lime twist and a cube of crystallized ginger on a cocktail pick.

Festive flavoured cocktail: (Cranberry Cameo)

1 ½ parts berry flavoured vodka

1 ½ parts club soda

1 ½ parts cranberry juice

Add the vodka and cranberry juice in a chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and present it with cranberries on a cocktail pick or even with a lime wedge in the glass.


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