Cocktails and summertime come hand in hand. If there’s one clear attribute a cocktail simply must possess, it’s to make you feel absolutely refreshed with your thirst quenched from the summer heat.
A cocktail must make you feel cool with the imaginary sensations of ocean breezes and coconut trees. It’s what you’d be sipping on after the daily grind and a need to sit back, relax and go for a cool dip.
And that’s the kind of cool you’re looking for when you’re looking for the best cocktails to try this summer.
So celebrate the season with our top 3 refreshing cocktails you simply must try this from the Redearth Cocktail Lounge this November.
Everything you would associate with Summer packed into a killer cocktail that will have your taste buds tingling with pleasure.
The BFF is called the BFF for a reason. With flavours that will bring out nostalgia and pleasantries, you’ll be wanting a taste of this over and over and over again - just like a best friend you simply cannot get enough of.
The dash of Canadian Fireball Cinnamon Whisky ignites the flavours of a natural cinnamon flavour without being too sweet. It lingers in subtlety with tasting notes that will excite. A nose that offers an intense sweet forefront and sour twist at the back, a palate that finishes with a spicy burn, and a finish that slowly drops in intensity leaving a refreshing taste that ends.
With the awards and medals Fireball has garnered over its years of existence, this is one whisky you definitely want in your cocktail.
The spirit behind the BFF cocktail is in the Rhubarb and Ginger Gin offering a tart crisp edge to the smooth gin base allowing the ginger to warm your plate for a full body finish. It’s a burst of fruitiness with a warm, spicy finish.
Now mix these two magnificent spirits with a tonne of Summer flavours the likes of apple, passionfruit, lime and ginger ale, and you have yourself a winner.
Given how we’re amping ourselves up for the most wonderful time of the year, there is no better flavour combination than chocolate and orange for Christmas.
A delightful combination that makes mouths water and melts hearts, the Deadman’s Jaffa cocktail acts as a worthy example of nailing this combo.
The secret lies in the Deadman’s Spiced Rum where a smooth, blended rum collides with exotic spices that creates an unmistakable flavour profile. Indulge in some hints of saffron and Pedro Ximénez ice cream followed by whispers or creamy caramel and tones of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and subtle undertones of orange. Try hard enough and you could muster up flavour notes such as pineapples, raising and even some black pepper.
Complementing the Deadman’s Spiced Rum is the premium Australian Vok De Cacao liqueur which boasts a velvety smooth and delicious chocolate flavour into the cocktail.
To add the bursting flavours of orange, as you would expect from a Jaffa, combine the mix with some Cointreau, the orange flavoured triple sec liqueur that has won the hearts of many cocktail drinkers. It’s premium, French, and offers the perfect balance of bitter sweet orange peel followed by a unique character that guarantees a place in the finest cocktails in the world.
Now add some orange juice and a dash of syrup to bring all the flavours in nicely, and you now have a Deadman’s Jaffa waiting for your enjoyment.
No cocktail list would be complete without a frozen cocktail - and this is where the Frozen Dead steps in.
With the undertones of Deadman’s Spiced Rum to bring in the smoothness of a blended rum followed by bursts of exotic spices such as saffron and even a Pedro Ximénez ice cream flavour, creamy caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange, the Frozen Dead is a winner when it comes to mixing a creamy flavour profile with orange in a cocktail.
A dash of Baileys Irish Cream is added to enhance a creamy flavour that offers a smooth and decadent experience every cocktail dreams to deliver. This decadent cream liqueur has won more medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition than any of its competitors - is inning a medal every year since 2003. It’s the perfect combination of the best of Ireland’s dairy combined with triple distilled Irish whiskey.
And if you still aren’t sold on the Baileys, just remember that rumour has it that around 2,000 glasses of Baileys is served every minute of the day. It certainly must be pretty dang good!
To add in some orange flavour notes, a dash of Cointreau is added to the mix. A decadent frozen cocktail that is a must given the soaring temperatures.
The Cocktail & Tapas Lounge in the Redearth Boutique Hotel in Mount Isa offers a magnificent range of cocktails that have been concocted with perfection. To add icing to the cake, a decadent tapas menu awaits to keep your drinks company, making this the perfect place for a drink in Mount Isa.
With the BFF, Deadman’s Jaffa and the Frozen Dead cocktails exclusively available in November 2020 only, you definitely won’t want to miss out.