A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide

A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide


Over the past years, I’ve discovered that besides being an awesome place to connect with family, friends, and other people around the world, social media is also a great place to share and discover a great number of other things… including cocktail recipes.

As I often pursue through my social media accounts, particularly on Pinterest (I’m on there under the usernames @emfata, by the way!), I find myself always happening upon the best mixes.

Today, I’ve decided to share with you some of my favourites.

All recipes are taken directly from the pages mentioned below. You’ll be sure to enjoy the following eight cocktails found on Pinterest!

Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash

A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide

Ingredients

  • 2 plums
  • 6 thyme sprigs
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 4 tbsp thyme simple syrup
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco, or your favorite bubbly

Method for Thyme Simple Syrup

  • Bring to a boil, then remove from heat
  • Add thyme sprigs, then stir and let cool
  • Chill until ready to use

Method for drink

  • Peel and chop 2 plums
  • Muddle the plums with the thyme simple syrup and lemon juice until all of the plum juices have been released (you can also muddle right in the glass if you prefer to have bits of fruit in your cocktail)
  • Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker
  • Pour over crushed ice evenly between two glasses
  • Top off with Prosecco and garnish with extra plum slices and thyme sprigs
  • Serve immediately

Credit: Leigh Ann Chatagnier

Blueberry Mojito Royale

A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup blueberries (plus extra for a fancy blueberry swizzle stick)
  • 6-8 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp sugar in the raw
  • 2½ tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz light rum
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 oz chilled Prosecco or champagne

Method

  • Place the blueberries, mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in a glass
  • Using a muddling tool or wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients lightly in the bottom of the glass until the blueberries have released their juices
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour the rum over, then give it a stir
  • Top with chilled champagne or Prosecco and garnish with extra mint and blueberries if you’re feeling fancy

Credit: Serena Wolf

Frozen Sangria

A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (16 oz) frozen mixed berries
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1⅔ cups dry red wine
  • ⅓ cup Cointreau (or any orange liqueur, or brandy)
  • 2 tbsp freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tbsp sweetener
  • Ice, if needed to thicken

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a blender, and pulse until smooth
  • Add a handful or two of ice, if needed, to thicken
  • Taste, and add extra sweetener if needed

Credit: Ali Ebright

Spiced Pear Gin Fizz

A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide

Ingredients

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1¼ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg white (or 1 oz pasteurised liquid egg whites)
  • ¾ ounce spiced pear simple syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pear, cored and cut into pieces
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 to 2 oz club soda
  • Star anise for garnish

Method for spiced pear simple syrup

  • Add water, sugar, pear, star anise, and cardamom pods to a small sauce pan
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat
  • Stir to dissolve sugar
  • All mixture to simmer over low for about 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely
  • Strain out pear and spices
  • Store extra syrup in the refrigerator

Method for drink

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Add gin, lemon juice, egg white, and spiced pear simple syrup to cocktail shaker
  • Replace lid and shake for 15 seconds, or until shaker becomes frosty
  • Strain into cocktail glass
  • Top with club soda, garnish with star anise, and serve

Credit: Emily

Bourbon Peach Slush

A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen peaches
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 4 to 6 oz of bourbon, depending on how strong you want your drinks
  • Juice of a lime
  • 1 tbsp of sugar, more if you want it sweeter

Method

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Serve immediately

Credit: Danae

Chocolate Martini

A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide

Ingredients

  • 1 oz good quality vodka, divided
  • 4 oz Baileys Irish cream, divided
  • Grated chocolate to decorate glasses
  • Chocolate ganache
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 oz semisweet chocolate (I use 1.5 bars of Lindt), roughly chopped

For the full method on how to make this fantastic cocktail, check out Olivia’s Cuisine

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide

Ingredients

  • 3 oz rumchata
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • ½ oz Fireball whiskey
  • Cinnamon sugar, for rimming the glass

Method

  • Wet the rim of a lowball glass and dip it in the cinnamon sugar
  • Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into glass

Credit: Mantitlement

Spritz Rosé au Pamplemousse & Grenade

A Brief Pinterest Mixology Guide

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of rosé wine
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 5 cup simple syrup
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 12½ oz sparkling water (or tonic)
  • Ice

Method

  • Cut grapefruit into pieces and put them in a jug
  • Add sugar and crush together to extract the most juice as possible
  • Add the rosé wine and mix
  • Filter into a second pitcher
  • Open the pomegranate and take out the small seeds of fruit inside, putting about one spoonful of them into the drink
  • Top off the pitcher of drink mix with the carbonated water

Credit: Cuisine Addict

*Note: For attributions of these recipes, see individual images for a direct link.

Have you found any great recipes on Pinterest? Do you post your own delicious creations on social media?

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Which was your favourite Pinterest drink from this article? Let us know.

Drink up, and enjoy responsibly!

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