You could be planning for a party this weekend. Or you want to enjoy a drink this Saturday afternoon. If you are excited about the idea of serving your own drinks, Ruth Nzau shares some of her own mocktail and cocktail recipes. Ruth is a mixologist at Herbs & Spices restaurant, Nairobi Serena Hotel. She incorporates herbs, spices and vegetables in her drinks.

All of the ingredients can be found in market places and supermarkets.

Mocktails

Cucumber Basil Sparkling Lemonade

Photo courtesy: Ruth Nzau @raisingthebar-ke

Ingredients
Cucumber
Basil
Honey
Fresh Lime
Sparkling water

Method
Blend cucumber and basil
Pour the mixture into a glass
Add honey
Then add fresh lime
Top off with sparkling water

Watermelon Orange Soda

Photo courtesy: Ruth Nzau

Ingredients
Watermelon
Orange
Apple
Ice cubes
Black currant water

Method
Make several watermelon balls with a spoon
Extract orange, apple and watermelon juices
Mix all the juices
Add ice cubes
Top off with black currant water
Garnish it with watermelon scoops

You could also choose to buy the juices at a supermarket and mix them instead of extracting.

Turmeric Pick Me Up Latte

Photo courtesy: Ruth Nzau

Ingredients
Cinnamon syrup
Espresso
Boiled milk with turmeric
Coconut

Method
Pour ice into a glass
Pour cinnamon syrup
Add milk and turmeric mixture
Desiccate coconut
Garnish the mix with desiccated coconut

Cocktails

Passion Champagne

Photo courtesy: Ruth Nzau

Ingredients
Passion fruit
Vodka
Sparkling wine
Mint leaves

Method
Extract passion fruit juice
Mix the juice with vodka
Top off with sparkling wine
Garnish it with mint leaves

You could buy passion juice if you like instead of extracting.

Strawberry Baileys

Photo courtesy: Ruth Nzau

Ingredients
Strawberries
Ice
Baileys

Method
Crush strawberries in a glass
Add crushed ice
Pour Baileys to your taste
Garnish it with two strawberries

Rum Spritz

Photo courtesy: Ruth Nzau

Ingredients
Watermelon
Vodka
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Stoney Tangawizi soda

Method
Make chunks of watermelon balls
Add vodka
Add Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Top off with Stoney Tangawizi soda

Remember to enjoy responsibly.

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6 Comments

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  1. Christabel Reply

    I can’t wait to try strawberry baileys☺ ! great job nafsi

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