It’s getting to that time of the day where the only thing on all of our minds is a nice relaxing drink at the end of a hard day’s work. But why just settle for a beer or a mixed drink? Spice up your Friday afternoon with elegant and easy to make cocktails that will turn heads, fill your bodies with giddy glee and leave you with the relaxation you’ve been craving. Find out the very best and easy to make cocktail recipes right here, right now.

Espresso Martini

This one is for all of the coffee lovers here in Mudgee.

• 60ml Kahlua
• 30ml Vodka
• 30ml sugar Syrup
• 90ml Espresso

1 - Pour Kahlua into shaker with ice
2 - Pour vodka into the mixture
3 - Pour espresso into the mixture
4 - Pour sugar syrup into the shaker
5 - Shake swiftly for a 90 seconds
6 - Double strain into an iced cold Martini glass
7 - Garnish with two coffee beans.


This is ‘mint’ to be for all lovers of zesty drinks.

• 10 fresh mint leaves
• ½ lime, cut into 4 wedges
• 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
• 1 cup ice cubes
• 60ml of white rum
• ½ cup soda water

1 - Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass.
2 - Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice.
3 - Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice.
4 - Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.
5 - Add Rum contents
6 - shake, stir and strain into a glass of ice limes and muddle mint.

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