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Mardi Gras Cocktails
Low-Proof Cocktails and Mocktails
If you want to tame a classic Margherita, try the Marga-cheater with the same flavour profile but without the alcoholic kick. To make a perfect Marga-cheater, all you need is 1 1/4 oz tequila, 3/4 oz triple sec, 1/2 oz fresh lime juice, salt for rimming the glass and a slice of lime. Pairs well with tacos and pico de gallo.
Watch how to make a Marga-cheater in the clip below:
If you love this traditional Cuban highball, but not the foggy start to the morning after, try the low-alcohol mojito, or the LOWijto as we call it, which captures those zingy flavours, without the headache. All you need is 1 1/2 oz Cuban rum, 3/4 oz fresh lime juice, 3 bar spoons of white cane sugar, 3 sprigs of fresh mint and sparkling water.
Find out how it's done in the clip below:
The ever-popular cosmopolitan is given a low-alcohol makeover in this tried and tested version, the perfect cosLOWpolitan which retains the thrill without the forgetfulness. You will need 1/2 oz squeezed lime, 1/2 oz triple sec, 1 oz vodka, 3 oz cranberry juice, orange peel and ice.
If an Italian negroni says 'aperitivo' time to you, try our sweet and bitter alternative in a LOWgroni. It's just as balanced, but without the hazy after-effects. All you need is 1 oz red vermouth, 1 oz bitters, 1 oz gin, half a slice of fresh orange and ice.
Going alcohol-free doesn't necessarily mean missing out. Enter the Shirley Temple mocktail, a playful, happy drink, and looks great served in a chunky Collins glass with brightly-coloured paper straws.
Maybe Sammy in Sydney (no.11 on the World's 50 Best Bars list) shares the recipe for 'lady luck', one of their most popular cocktails. Think fruity notes like mango, orange, maraschino in this simple, elegant high-ball.
Ground beef recipes are given star treatment in the hands of Michelin starred chefs like April Bloomfield, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, as they put their spin on classic comfort food dishes, from burgers to chilli beef lettuce wraps.
If you're devoting more time to the kitchen these days, long and slow cooking is where it's at! Marinading, braising and casseroling: find out how in the hands of Daniel Humm, Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and many more.