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5 Enticing Muddled Cocktail Recipes For You To Try Today

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Muddled cocktails open up a world of possibilities for home bartenders. By applying the skill of muddling to infuse fresh ingredients, you may create distinctive and enticing cocktail recipes that will enhance your mixology game. Here are five tempting muddled drink ideas to get you started on your own cocktail preparations.

So Get Your Muddler Ready And Try These Recipes

1. Spice-me-up Margarita

Spice-me-up Margarita
A quick and mouthwatering sweet, spicy and sour twist to the classic beloved tequila Margarita. Fun fact: amongst the many myths regarding the creation of the classic Margarita drink, it's commonly believed that the drink was inspired by a beautiful woman whose name passed onto it as well.

Ingredients
- 10 ml lime juice
- 15 ml orange juice
- 45 ml tequila
- Lime wedges
- Thin jalapeño slices
- Salt, red chilli powder and lime wedge for the rim

Method
- Muddle up a few lime wedges, 10 ml lime juice and 15 ml orange juice in a shaker
- Pour in 45 ml tequila.
- Throw in a few thin slices of jalapeno pepper and shake with ice.
- Now mix in salt and red chilli powder in a 2:1 ratio, squeeze a lime wedge around a glass rim and dip that rim in the salt-chilli mixture.
- Pour in the cocktail carefully.
- Garnish with a lime wheel on the rim.

2. Whiskey Smash

This is an easy-to-make whiskey muddled cocktail recipe for home bartenders, apt for those who want to develop a taste or try whiskey in cocktails for the first time. This variation is a close cousin of the classic Mint Julep.

Ingredients
- 60 ml whiskey, we recommend the smoky smooth blended Johnny Walker Black Label.
- Lime wedges
- Fresh mint
- 15 ml lime juice
- 15 ml simple syrup
- Mint leaves for garnish
- Ice

Method
- Muddle up lime and mint at the bottom of a glass.
- Pour in 15 ml of lime juice and 15 ml of simple syrup using a cocktail jigger.
- Put a few ice cubes and add the whiskey.
- Garnish with mint leaves.

3. Cucumber and Basil cooler

Cucumber and Basil cooler
This is a refreshing muddled cocktail recipe that uses easily available ingredients that would leave you revitalized after a tiring day.

Ingredients
- 4-5 Cucumber slices
- 5-6 Fresh basil leaves
- 30 ml Gin
- 15 ml lime juice
- 15 ml simple syrup
- Soda water
- Ice cubes

Method
- Muddle up the cucumber slices and basil leaves in a cocktail shaker.
- Pour in 15 ml lime juice, 15 ml simple syrup and 30 ml gin. We suggest using citrus notes combined with chamomile flowers of the Tanqueray No. Ten Gin.
- Shake with ice and strain the drink into a glass filled with ice cubes.
- Top it up with soda water.
- Garnish with a cucumber slice and mint leaves.

4. Captain’s Mojito

Captain’s Mojito
With the subtle sweetness from the hint of vanilla and the spicy smoky finish of oak, Captain Morgan Dark Rum becomes an irresistible and versatile rum to try on different cocktails with, here is the dark rum Captain’s Mojito!

Ingredients
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- Lime wedges
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 60 ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
- Soda
- Ice cubes

Method
- Muddle the mint leaves, lime wedges and sugar in a glass.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Add 60 ml of Captain Morgan dark rum.
- Top it up with soda and garnish with a lime wheel on the rim.

5. Watermelon Mint Fizz

Watermelon Mint Fizz
The perfect summer drink with the perfect summer alcohol – vodka! Here is a tantalizing fizzy drink to enjoy with your friends at a summer pool party. Vodka lovers unite and get that muddling started.

Ingredients
- A cup of fresh watermelon cubes
- 8-9 mint leaves
- 45 ml Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
- 15 ml lime juice
- Club soda
- Ice cubes

Method
- Muddle up mint leaves and watermelon cubes in a tall glass.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Add in lime juice and 45 ml Smirnoff No.21 Vodka and give it a stir using a bar spoon.
- Top it up with club soda.
- Garnish with a few mint leaves.

So, these were some easy-to-make muddled cocktail recipes with ingredients that should be readily available with a home bartender like you. Choose a cocktail recipe of your liking and muddle away!