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.
Cucumber Basil Sparkling Lemonade
Blend cucumber and basil
Pour the mixture into a glass
Then add fresh lime
Top off with sparkling water
Watermelon Orange Soda
Black currant water
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
Boiled milk with turmeric
Pour ice into a glass
Pour cinnamon syrup
Add milk and turmeric mixture
Garnish the mix with desiccated coconut
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.
Crush strawberries in a glass
Add crushed ice
Pour Baileys to your taste
Garnish it with two strawberries
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Stoney Tangawizi soda
Make chunks of watermelon balls
Add Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Top off with Stoney Tangawizi soda
Remember to enjoy responsibly.