4 yummy cocktail recipes

Get your summer party started with these 4 delicious cocktail recipes to keep everyone going – bring on the cosmos!



  • 1/2 lime, chopped
  • 30mL vodka
  • 60mL cranberry juice
  • 10mL lime juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Orange zest


Muddle (I believe this is the appropriate verb for this task) chopped lime in glass. Pour vodka, cranberry juice and lime juice into glass. Top with crushed ice and orange zest.

Peach bellini


  • 2-3 white peaches
  • Lindauer or sparkling white wine


Blanch 2-3 fresh white peaches in hot water, remove skins and stones.

Blend peaches and fill glasses to one-third with peach puree.

Carefully top with prosecco or sparkling white wine.

Bellini’s are traditionally served in small tumblers, but a champagne glass is fine.

Sparkling raspberry crush


  • 250g raspberries
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • Champagne or sparkling white wine to serve


Blend raspberries, juice of a lemon, caster sugar and brandy in a food processor.

The puree should be shiny and all the sugar crystals dissolved.

Press through a course sieve to remove the seeds (this is a bit tedious, but do persevere). Store in a glass jar in the fridge.

To make the cocktail, spoon two teaspoons of raspberry puree into a champagne glass, carefully pour in sparkling white wine or champagne.

Champagne cocktail


  • 1 sugar cube
  • A splash of Angostura Bitters
  • A splash of Brandy
  • Champagne or sparkling white wine


In a champagne glass, soak the sugar cube in Angostura Bitters, add a splash of brandy and top with champagne or sparkling white wine.

her world billieWritten by Billie Turei

An environmental goddess who loves to spend her weekends drinking wine and perfecting her Master Chef skills, this little foodie can callback any 90’s hip-hop jam and obscure pop-culture references. You’ll usually find Billie eating Thai food and heading off for impromptu road-trips with her squad.

Favourite food to cure a hangover: Hash browns. All of them.



  1. Gabriella Monaghan November 29, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Yummy. I am not a huge wine or champagne fan, but the cosmo looks tasty.

  2. felicity beets November 15, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    my favourite cocktail is a mojito but the raspberry crush one looks like it would great to try.

  3. Sarah Blair November 11, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Yum! These all sound fantastic!! I will have some Sparkling Raspberry Crush on my table this Christmas!

  4. Amanda Carr November 10, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Yum these sound amazing these are all great summer drinks

  5. Vikki Sainsbury November 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Love cocktails!! I have a girlfriend in town from Wellington for a couple months before she heads to Melbourne so we are definitely going to go for a night out of cocktails and dancing!! 🙂

  6. Hollie Laird November 8, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Yum, yum all of these cocktails sound AMAZING! I love the timing of this article, right before summer drinkies 🙂 The cosmo is a favourite from wayyy back!

  7. Kym Moore October 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Love a good champagne cocktail. ❤️

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