Cocktail Hour - The Vintry

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Who doesn’t love a cocktail? We got together with The Vintry wine bar to bring you five irresistible versions including our very own Junction Spring Blossom. Justin Fokkema is head barman at The Vintry wine bar and he created the following cocktails. The Vintry specialise in local wines grown in the 25 or so vineyards we have in the area. It’s the perfect place to sip a glass of vino, indulge in a wine tasting session to discover your local favourites, and, as you’re about to find out, spoil yourself with a fabulous cocktail.

Bonus? Because it’s part of the restaurant downstairs you can add a delicious platter to the mix.  So go ahead, relax and unwind with us.

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Vintry Summer Cocktails

Tip: When making cocktails shake until the tin of the shaker is nice and cold and always squeeze your lemon and lime wedges before you add them to the ‘juice’.

 

THE JUNCTION SPRING BLOSSOM

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Pour into a cocktail shaker

30 ml Mahurangi Gin - made in Waiwera

60ml Monarch Estate Matakana Rose

15ml De Kuyper Marasquin Liquer - berry flavoured

15ml Chase Distillery Elderflower Liquier

Add

2 slices cucumber for freshness

A couple of lime wedges

Top

with ice cubes

 

Shake, rattle and roll

 

Add

Soda water

Garnish

Spring blossom

 

PASSIONFRUIT COOLER

 

Pour into a cocktail shaker

30mls Mahurangi Gin

30mls Passionfruit Pulp

15mls De Kuyper Passion Fruit liquer

Homemade Rosemary syrup – rosemary steeped in castor sugar and water

Lime wedge

 

Shake, rattle and roll

 

Add

Ice

Soda

 

Garnish

Rosemary

 

KOMBUCHA MARTINI

 

Pour into a cocktail shaker

60mls Kombucha – made in Omaha by Daily Organics

15 mls Chase Distillery Elderflower Liquer

30mls Rogue Society Gin – made in Ponsonby

 

Add

2 wedges lime

Dash sugar syrup – castor sugar steeped in water

 

Shake, rattle and roll

 

Strain

Use a double strainer to stop lime pips entering the ‘juice’

 

Garnish

Lime wedges

 

MULE NOIR

 

Pour into a cocktail shaker

45 Hyperion Wines Eos Pinot Noir

15ml Monin Mures syrup – blackberry flavoured

30ml cranberry juice

Few wedges lime

½ dozen mint leaves

 

Top

with ice

 

Shake, rattle and roll

 

Add

Ginger ale

 

Garnish

Lime or lemon

 

WHITE SANGRIA

 

Pour into a cocktail shaker

60ml Ransom Alberino – ‘a nice dry wine almost like a sauvignon blanc’ - Justin

15ml Cointreau or any kind of fruity liquer

Few wedges lime

Sugar syrup

 

Top

with ice

 

Shake rattle and roll

 

Add

Soda water or lemonade depending on how sweet you want it.

 

Garnish

Apple slices.

“I like to muddle (with a muddling tool) the apple into the cocktail first” – Justin

Add grapes, blackberries and raspberries.