Friday

Low stress cocktails


I’m the sort that likes to keep options open, so friends dropping in for a drink or a sudden urge to picnic at the beach are often on my agenda.  That’s one of the reasons why I’m liking these new cocktails from Smirnoff.

Die hards will say they are not as good as the real thing, but given that they take a fraction of the time, I’m prepared to compromise (and it’s not much of an ask).

With one or all three of these bottles in the fridge, I am ready for a Friday night drink on Monday or Tuesday or Sunday.

I reckon I could hide the bottle and impress some of my friends with my cocktail making ability as well.


There are three flavours:
Vodka Mojito –a  blend of Smirnoff Vodka, Kaffir Lime Liquor and natural mint flavour.(my fave)
Grand Cosmopolitan  -Smirnoff Vodka, Triple Sec Liquor and a splash of cranberry juice.
Pomegranate Martini - Smirnoff Vodka, pomegranate juice, Meyer Lemon Flavoured Liqueur, and natural lemon flavour.

Here are some comments from my testing panel of seasoned drinkers-

Baristerboy: I was surprised by the Mojito - it wasn't syrupy and sweet. The Pomegranate Martini was like a Double Black with red stuff.
Perpetualstudent: A cheap solution to a cocktail when you're out that hasn't lost any of the taste. Sweet but still has a subtle bite.
Che13: The Mojito had an interesting taste - definitely a cheap but still classy way to drink. Not too sweet or strong. I really like it. It's good with mint.

Top tips
  • Keep your Smirnoff Cocktails chilled in the fridge
  • The Grand Cosmopolitan is good chilled, poured straight into a tall glass over ice, or shaken with ice first. Garnish with lemon or lime.
  • The Vodka Mojito can be topped with soda water and garnish with a wedge of fresh lime and a handful of mint
  • The Pomegranate Martini can be served chilled or with the juice of 1/2 an orange and a 1/3 lemon squeezed in a Martini Glass

Smirnoff Cocktails retail at $22.99 at bottle shops.

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10 comments:

Katie Gordon said...

My favourite cocktail is Chambord Sour! YUM YUM! Followed in close second by the lovely Lychee Martini.

Kerry Heaney said...

You know your cocktails Katie! And it's won you a Smirnoff three pack. Email your delivery address to heaneyink@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favourite cocktail is the Flirtini - they are to DIE FOR!!!! :)

Mark Redmond

Anonymous said...

My fave cocktail is Mojito!

Kasey Bartolo
39 Oberon Street
Morningside Qld 4170

Kerry Heaney said...

Kasey and Mark - you've both won Smirnoff three packs!

Bruna said...

I would have to say my favourite cocktail would have to be a mojito followed by a chambourd sour!!! Yummy Yummy

Ramada Hervey Bay said...

Singapore Sling!

Verity

Anonymous said...

Mmmm would have to be a vodka martini. Very dry, shaken not stirred.

Emily Lancashire

Kerry Heaney said...

Okay - all five packs gone!

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