The first cocktails were already drunk in around 1800 and, what’s more, often early in the morning. In those days they were associated with a certain degree of depravity and gave a “bad-boy” image. Thankfully, those times are long gone and and these delicious mixed drinks have since come along way. Virgin cocktails are now also a permanent feature on every bar menu… With the Bionade cocktails there’s no reason not to start first thing in the morning. Take a look at our selection of cocktail recipes. TheBionade Mixeralso helps in deciding which drink to enjoy first.
Place 2 tsp currant jelly and half a tsp icing sugar into a highball glass, add some Bionade Blackcurrant-Rosemary and stir well. Add crushed ice and top up with Bionade Blackcurrant-Rosenary. Stir again briefly, garnish with a sprig of rosemary and lemon zest... done.
Place raspberries in a highball glass on top of crushed ice. Add 1 bar spoon of icing sugar and fill with Bionade Raspberry-Plum. Top off with some freshly ground black pepper, stir and add a large slice of cucumber.
Add strawberries, granulated sugar and 2 sprigs of fresh mint into a long-drink glass and carefully press using a muddler. Add some crushed ice and top up with Bionade Elderberry while carefully stirring.
Peel fresh ginger and add 4 to 5 slivers into a long-drink glass. Add 4 eighths of the orange and 2 teaspoons of brown cane sugar and carefully press using a muddler. Fill glass with crushed ice and top up with Bionade Ginger-Orange while stirring.
Halve the kumquats, quarter the lime, add to the glass with the brown sugar and press with a muddler. Add the crushed ice and fill up with Bionade Ginger-Orange. Stir, garnish with the star fruit, done.
Mix peach nectar with 10 ml lemon juice, honey and 1 sprig of rosemary in a long-drink glass until honey is dissolved. Add ice cubes and top up with Bionade Herbs. Dust cocktail with freshly ground pepper.
Peel and dice fresh mango and purée it in the blender with 20 to 30 ml cane sugar syrup and some freshly squeezed lime juice. Pour 50 ml into a long-drink glass with crushed ice and top up with Bionade Lychee while stirring carefully.
Froth up 1 tbsp apple compote with a little honey and a shot of Bionade Garden Fruits in the blender and pour into a highball glass with crushed ice. Carefully fill up with Bionade Garden Fruits, briefly stir, done!