How to make a Fruit Tingle Cocktail

By Friday, November 15, 2013 1 , , Permalink 0

Fruit Tingles Cocktail

I used to love Fruit Tingle lollies when I was a kid. Back in the old days your parents needed to fill up with petrol and shock horror…WOULD LEAVE THE KIDS IN THE CAR and you would take your seatbelt off and yell out the window….”CAN YOU PLEASE GET US A PACK OF FRUIT TINGLES PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE?”.

A pack of Fruit Tingles for those who can’t remember or have no idea what I am going on about.

Fruit Tingles

That behaviour was enough to scare any bad guys from stealing us or the car and if we were lucky we would get a pack of Fruit Tingles to share.

About 4 years ago on a very hot Summers day I flicked open one of my cocktail books and did the ‘hmmmm’ and did a mental checklist of what I had and tried to pair it with ingredients listed for each cocktail and there it was. Fruit Tingle, amazingly I actually had a tin of Golden Circle Pineapple juice stashed at the back of my pantry that my Mother In Law had given to me when she was downsizing.

This is the cocktail book I sourced my Fruit Tingle recipe from.

Family Circle Cocktail Book

So I mixed all my ingredients and was secretly thinking ‘man this shit better work because it’s a lot of stuffing around and I hate wasting alcohol on stupid drinks’ and as I whizzed it all in the blender still convinced that this was going to be horrible I checked the consistency, poured it into my fancy cocktail glass, stuck my straw in had a sip and actually did the “OHHH MAH GAWD THIS TASTES EXACTLY THE WAY I REMEMBER FRUIT TINGLES TASTED”.

Fruit Tingle cocktail

I quickly poured my Husband a glass and he agreed. Now, this is a sweet cocktail. It’s a party cocktail and it has the potential to make you very drunk because it is very easy to drink. Please go easy and please have some finger food on hand to snack on.

Fruit Tingle

Serves 1 – double ingredients to serve 2

30ml Midori
30ml Cointreau
30ml Blue Curaçao
90ml Pineapple Juice
Dash lemon juice
Dash grenadine (you can buy this from the bottle shop / liquor store)

In a blender, add about 4-5 ice cubes per person (depends on the size of your cubes you can adjust as required), Midori, Cointreau, Blue Curaçao, pineapple juice, lemon juice and grenadine. Blend all ingredients until all combined and the ice isn’t big and chunky. Strain into a glass – I used my Pina Colada glass and garnish with a pretty paper umbrella or nothing – it’s up to you.

If you ate Fruit Tingles as a kid then you have to try this cocktail at least once – just for that grown up flash back to your youth!



How to make an Anabolic Steroid Shot

By Tuesday, October 29, 2013 0 , , Permalink 0

Ahh it’s a cocktail shot so if you found this post and you think you can DIY your own drugs..DON’T. Just eat shitloads of lean protein, workout & lift weights like a demon and every once in a while let your hair down and make one of these cheeky drinks.

Finally…another cocktail post. I have been a bit distracted lately & haven’t given much time to mixing cocktails but I am back into it again. I made a list of all the bottles of alcohol & mixers that I have and then went through all my cocktail books trying to piece together what drinks I could make based on what I already have in my stash.

The list was huge and I could expand it even more if I picked up a bottle of Baileys – soooo many drinks can be made with Baileys so that is next on my ‘to buy’ list.

In the meantime I made this cheeky shooter. Anabolic Steroid. This does take a little patience but the effect is amazing – probably something you do before people arrive because if you have had a few drinks and you’re feeling those few drinks you will probably struggle to get those layers happening…maybe.

Anabolic Steroid Cocktail

I don’t measure, I kinda just guess as I pour but you want to try and get equal amounts of Blue Curaçao,  Midori & Cointreau. You want to layer it in that order AND do it slowly. The best way I have found is to hold a spoon against the side of the shot glass and allow the alcohol to gentle pour onto the back of the spoon into the glass.The Blue Curaçao goes in first so you don’t need to do the ‘back of the spoon’ trick. Fill it about one third of the way up the glass. Next get your Midori, if it helps, rather than pour from the bottle you can pour some Midori into the Midori lid and then pour that onto the back of the spoon really really really slowly. It might look like it’s mixing but if you look from the side you can see there is a difference between the blue & green.

So again, another third of the glass is filled and then finally you want to do the same with the Cointreau. Slowly filling the shot glass until you get to the top.

These are fantastic to make for guests on arrival to your cocktail party or bbq or whatever! I have so many layer shot glass recipes but I NEED Baileys!! It features in so many drinks. Next time!!

Then throw that shot back. I quite like it although I wouldn’t be having one after another – waaaay to much effort for something that goes down so fast!




Japanese Slipper

By Sunday, July 21, 2013 2 , , Permalink 0

I missed my chance to make a cocktail on Friday night so ummed and ahhhed as to what exactly I should make on Saturday night.

I have Midori & I have Cointreau and I was certain that I had Triple Sec but no. Doesn’t matter I usually use Triple Sec as a substitute for Cointreau so it works both ways.

Japanese slippers are delicious – when made properly. I have made some really shitty Japanese Slippers and tonight’s is probably top of that list. Why…well I didn’t read the ingredients list properly and went and added an extra ingredient. Sure if I was making an Illusion my additional ingredient would have been fine but I was being all precious and wanted to use my maraschino cherries as a garnish so stayed with the Japanese Slipper.

Sigh. So below is the CORRECT recipe for a Japanese Slipper. What I did was add Vodka – 60mls of vodka and it completely stuffed my cocktail up. I can drink it but it’s got that antifreeze aftertaste. lol.

Why I can’t get this cocktail right is beyond me. Next week is my Husbands birthday. We are going to a restaurant that makes the best Japanese Slippers and coincidentally it’s a Japanese restaurant. I always have 2 of them when I visit and I think I should leave it up to the experts to make this drink for me.

If you want to get drunk super quick, make my version. If you want to enjoy a Japanese Slipper, follow the recipe below.

Recipe is taken from the Midori website.

Japanese Slipper

Japanese Slipper

Serves 2

60ml Midori
60ml Triple Sec (I used Cointreau)
60ml Lemon juic
2 Maraschino cherries for garnish


Combine the Midori, Triple Sec and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Pour into martini glasses and serve.

Enjoy (or if you ever have the misfortune of me making one of these for you – I’m sorry!! Lol).

Japanese Slipper