Inspired and named after Electric avenue in Westlands, Nairobi. I felt i should make a cocktails dedicated to the vibrant Nairobi nightlife, especially in my hood, Westi :D
Nairobi by night is a glow.
-> 2 measures white rum
-> 1 measure lime cordial
-> Tonic water [with quinine]
Fill a glass with ice and pour the lime cordial and rum over the ice. Top up with tonic water and serve.
For the women who glow with inner beauty.
If there is anything ladies everywhere would like this summer is to be kissed slowly and passionately.
However, not all will be fortunate enough to get the best slow kiss from the guy of their dreams. But at Jer’s bar, or at home, you can get one any time, everyday :D
-> 4 measures white rum
-> 2 measures triple sec
-> 1 measure lemon juice
Stir in a cocktail glass. Sit back and enjoy one of the best kisses.
This is my second cocktails inspired by local fashion designer serasera. We collaborated to make one for the summer called Bikini :D
-> 1 measure white rum
-> 2 measures Jer’s Marsh Vodka
->1/2 measures milk
-> 1 tsp sugar syrup
-> 1/2 measure lemon juice
1 tsp caster sugar to garnish.
Put all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a cocktails glass rimmed with caster sugar :D
This drink is probably named after famous capital city of Cuba. For me, I spent one of my most memorable birthdays in a place called Havana in Uganda. When i tasted this cocktail, I tasted sweet memories of Uganda, which is also known for it’s sweet, ripe pineapples.
-> 3/4 measures white rum
-> 2 measures pineapple juice
-> 1 tsp lemon juice
Add the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a slice of fruit [lemon or pineapple] and enjoy.
Does it refer to you as an individual? You and your group of friends? The designated driver? All the above?
I decided to do some reading before writing this, to see what perspectives and approaches are out there about this. When i typed ‘responsible drinking’ into google, i came up with
To me, four of those websites are as futile as trying to explain to a baby why they should stop crying in a restaurant.
Assuming that i am the target audience, newly legal teenager, can now buy alcohol, drive a car, being ‘cool’ still matters, and this is the motto
i would never visit those sites, unless i were doing a school project.
The second site however, was headed in the right direction. I like the definition as it is simple and people of all ages can relate to making bad decisions while under the influence of alcohol.
However, when you read the article, it talks about drinking moderately and ‘knowing your limit’ if you are driving. This, in my opinion, is complete and utter nonsense and the worst advice i hear often given.
Everybody has their own opinion as to what level of intoxication they can drive in. Even when some are completely past the ‘legal limit’ they insist they can ‘handle it’.
‘My car knows its own way home!’
Worst piece of advice! and when you see someone advising their friend as such, you walk up to them and say,
So what i’m saying is, as a designated driver, there is NO SUCH THING as responsible drinking [unless it’s a fanta] and your life costs more than a taxi ride home.
to be continued…
This one is for the humble yet skilled woman. A very simple recipe where all the flavors play off each other.
-> 1 measure white rum
-> 1/2 measure triple sec
-> 4 measures Cranberry & Pomegranate juice [you can buy it at nakumatt]
Add all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of fruit.
I really enjoyed this one :D
For the first cocktail of the week, I decided experiment with a product that has just recently shown up on the Kenyan Market, Snapp! It’s really one of the best beverages i have ever tasted. It’s sweet but malty, so you feel like a ‘Boss Lady’ when drinking it. :D
-> Chilled Snapp
-> White Rum
-> 1 lime
Put the lime and rum in a shaker and shake. Pour into a cocktail glass and top up with a Snapp! :D