It’s Friday and what better time to relax at home, either with friends or family and sip on some amazing  cocktail? Cocktails are refreshing, healthy and a better way to step up your fluidity.

If you are up for learning some cocktail recipes, we have got you covered.

ZOBO COCKTAIL RECIPE

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 cups zobo (hibiscus) leaves
  • 1 piece of pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • Ginger cloves (Optional)
  • 2 pieces of lime

How To Make Zobo Cocktail Drink

  • Wash the hibiscus leaves to take out the dust and peel and cut the pineapple into chunks.
  • Put the zobo leaves in a pot and pour about 6 cups of water in.
  • Add the pineapple chunks and allow to boil for about a few minutes.
  • Peel and chop the ginger and crush the cloves. Pour into the pot and allow it to boil for about 30 minutes. You might need to add a little water, although that,depends on how concentrated you want it.
  • Remove from the cooker and add honey.
  • Stir and leave it to cool, then sieve out the liquid.
  • Pour the zobo into a glass and refrigerate for 1 or 2 hours.

THE PURPLE COCKTAIL RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 shot (45ml) vodka
  • 2 shots (90ml) lemonade
  • 1/3 shot (15ml) Blue Curaçao
  • Dash (7ml) of Grenadine
  • Ice cubes
  • Purple sugar for rim
  • Lemon wedge for rim
  • Lemon slice, to garnish

Method

  1. Pre-chill ingredients in a freezer to avoid using too much ice.
  2. Make purple sugar by mixing sugar with a little Blue Curaçao and Grenadine.
  3. Rim the edge of your glass with a lemon wedge and purple sugar.
  4. Add ice cubes into a shaking glass.
  5. Combine vodka, lemonade, blue curaçao and grenadine in the glass.
  6. Shake properly.
  7. Strain the mix into the rimmed glass over ice if desired.
  8. Garnish with a lemon slice.

THE WATERMELON COCKTAIL RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 large watermelon
  • 1 750-ml bottle white wine
  • 2 cups white rum
  • 1 cup soda water
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (from about 6 limes)
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups assorted fresh or frozen fruit, such as pineapple, blueberries, and strawberries

How to prepare

  1. Slice off the top third of the watermelon lengthwise (save for later use) and score fruit with a knife.
  2. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, scoop out watermelon and transfer to a blender.
  3. Blend watermelon until smooth. (If desired, strain seeds.)
  4. Add white wine, rum, soda water, and lime juice and stir until combined, then add limes and fruit.
  5. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours, then serve.

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