Learn how to craft top-notch cocktails with your date thanks to Cocktail Porter.
We love a cosy night binging Netflix, but sometimes it’s nice to do something a little bit special. Bring the bar to your living room with a night of at-home cocktail making for the ultimate date-night-in. Whether you challenge your partner to a cocktail competition or tackle a new recipe together, crafting delicious drinks at home is one of the best ways to elevate your date night game.
To help get you inspired, we’ve partnered with the crew from Cocktail Porter to reveal our top 3 cocktails to create at home along with simple snacks you can enjoy at home together. So, let’s get mixing!
Kick off the night with a Pink Grapefruit Margarita
When it comes to crowd-pleasing cocktails, we can’t go past a classic Margarita. This refreshing drink is perfect to begin your at-home date night, bringing a taste of Mexico direct to your living room. Spice things up with a pink grapefruit twist using Don Julio Blanco Tequila, fruity pink grapefruit soda, a dash of Triple Sec and a squeeze of lime. You can even add a squeeze of Sriracha or citrus flavoured-salts to finish.
You can order a box from Cocktail Porter complete with everything you need to craft this Pink Grapefruit Margarita ($165) by clicking here.
WHAT TO EAT
A punchy, citrus-first cocktail like this pairs perfectly with a bowl of guac and corn chips, a plate of fish tacos or even a serve of cheesy nachos.
Next, craft the classic Porter’s Negroni
Bitter, sweet, dry and refreshing, what’s not to love about the famous Negroni? This cocktail is the perfect way to show off your at-home bartending skills and impress that special someone. Plus, the crew from Cocktail Porter have added a twist with a splash of Tanqueray Rangpur Gin bringing the rare flavour of Rangpur limes to this Italian classic. To create this drink, you’ll need gin, Campari, Rosso Antico Aperitivo and a bag of dehydrated oranges to garnish.
All of the ingredients for the Porter’s Negroni are delivered to your door with the Cocktail Porter’s Home Essential Negroni Kit ($155) here.
WHAT TO EAT
To balance out this punchy cocktail, serve up a cheese and charcuterie board, a plate of bruschetta or some marinated olives.
Finish the evening with an Espresso Martini
This oh-so-popular cocktail brings together two of our favourite things: coffee and booze. To craft the perfect Espresso Martini, you’ll need a bottle of Ketel One Vodka, coffee liqueur and a premium batch of cold drip coffee. After that, all you have to is shake well to create that famous foamy top. Our tip? Make sure to finish with grated dark chocolate on top.
Get your hands on Cocktail Porter’s Espresso Martini cocktail box ($145) here.
WHAT TO EAT
A rich, creamy cocktail like this demands something a little sweet. Try pairing this drink with a packet of Tim Tams, a bowl of ice cream or a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries.
Ready to stock up your at-home bar? Head to Cocktail Porter’s online store to score the Pink Grapefruit Margarita Box, the Porter’s Margarita Box and the Espresso Martini Box. Plus, we have a special gift for you! Simply send over $100 and use the code EDP15 to receive 15% off your entire order.
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