5 Cocktails Where Guava Takes Centrestage
Alright, folks. Today, we’re going to talk about a fruit that’s been sneakily sliding under the cocktail radar for far too long. The humble guava, the pinkish-green fruit that’s probably chilling in your fruit bowl right now, unaware of its potential. If you are someone that enjoys the thrill of mixing culture with cocktails, guava is about to become your new best friend behind the bar.
Guava's Globetrotting Adventures
Before we jump into the recipes, did you know guava has been globe-trotting before it landed in your local supermarket? From being fermented into heady brews in South America to starring in tropical concoctions across Asia, guava has been the life of the party in many cultures. It's like the Indiana Jones of fruits, full of surprises and adventure.
The Guava Gin Jamboree
Let’s kick things off with something zingy. 50 ml smooth Tanqueray Gin, a splash of guava juice, a squeeze of lime and a hint of syrup for sweetness. Shake it up, pour over ice, and top with a little fizz of club soda. This lively jamboree in a glass is ideal for those balmy evenings when you want to feel the breeze in your hair.
The Salsa Night Margarita
Next, we have the Salsa Night Margarita because who doesn’t love a bit of dance with their drink? Take 50 ml of feisty Don Julio Blanco, throw in 40 ml of guava juice for that sweetness, a dash of lime juice, and if you’re feeling daring, a slice of jalapeño. Rim the glass with salt, maybe some tajin and boom—you’re ready to salsa the night away. And if you prefer to dance sober, replace Don Julio with a non-alcoholic tequila.
Whisky in a Tropical Suit
Now, for a twist on an old classic, the Whisky Sour, but make it tropical. Mix 50 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label with 30 ml of guava juice, 20 ml of lemon juice and a spoonful of sugar. Shake it with passion, pour over rocks and garnish with a pink guava slice. It’s a classic suit with a tropical shirt, sophisticated yet playful.
Caribbean Guava Party Punch
Got a crowd to please? Say no more. Whip out a big bowl and pour in 200 ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum, 500 ml of guava juice for that island vibe, 250 ml of pineapple juice and a splash of grenadine for the sunset effect. Toss in some lime wheels and mint leaves, and let the party begin. This concoction will serve approximately 8-10 people with each serving being 100-120ml.
Guava Martini: Shaken, Not Stirred
And for the grand finale, a Guava Martini, because we’re fancy like that. Mix 50 ml Ciroc Vodka with 40 ml guava juice and 15 ml of dry vermouth. Shake it till it's ice-cold, strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon. This smooth yet playful drink is what James Bond orders on a tropical vacation.
So there you have it, five guava cocktails that are about to turn your home bar into the talk of the town. Next time you’re pondering over what to mix, think of guava—your versatile, globe-trotting companion that’s ready to shake up your cocktail game.