5 Unusual Cocktail Recipes To Experiment With

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I love a good cocktail, but what I love more is a strange cocktail. You get to experiment, figure out what flavours work and what makes you nauseous, you get bragging rights with friends and of course, and Instagram-worthy picture. If you’re on the same boat as me, and don’t mind being adventurous, these recipes might be tailor-made for you.

Eucalyptus Martini

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Yes, this medicinal leaf is used in a martini created by mixologist Humberto Marques and has actually earned many rave reviews. Use Tanqueray 10 gin for the best results and make sure to tell us how this cooling drink worked for you!

What you’ll need:

For the cocktail –

  • 50 ml Tanqueray 10 gin
  • 25 ml eucalyptus simple syrup
  • 12.5 ml lime juice
  • 3 drops of egg white
  • 1 eucalyptus leaf as garnish

For eucalyptus simple syrup –

  • 473 ml water
  • 473 ml sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh eucalyptus

Instructions:

For eucalyptus simple syrup –

  1. Mix sugar and water and bring the mixture to a boil
  2. Simmer for 1 minute, then add in eucalyptus leaves
  3. Liquidize the leaves and then pour into a bowl
  4. Wrap in cling film and rest for 15 minutes, then refrigerate

For the cocktail –

  1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice
  2. Shake well and double strain into glass
  3. Garnish with eucalyptus leaf and serve

Double Truffle Martini

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Do you like a posh lifestyle and deem everything below you if they don’t have generous shavings of truffle on top? Well, we’ve found something to take the lavish parties you host to the next level. Truffle isn’t just for food anymore in this cocktail recipe courtesy of New York-based Duo.

What you’ll need:

  • 89 ml Double Cross vodka
  • 15 ml dry vermouth
  • 15 ml truffle juice
  • Truffle stuffed olive as garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice
  2. Shake well and pour into a martini glass
  3. Garnish with olive and serve

Prairie Oyster

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This one’s more of a shot than a cocktail since it needs to be taken in one gulp. It’s also supposed to be a great hangover cure. Okay, I’ll get to the point – it’s got a whole raw egg in it. I’m really sorry, but this is how it is. To add to it, there’s Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce in it too so umm…yeah…good luck.

What you’ll need:

  • 25 ml brandy
  •  A dash of salt
  • A dash of pepper
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg yolk

Instructions:

  1. Add Tabasco, Worcestershire and brandy in a shaker filled with ice and shake well till chilled
  2. Add pepper and salt
  3. Strain into lowball glass
  4. Crack egg straight into drink without breaking the yolk
  5. Drink in one gulp

Snap Pea Gin & Tonic

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I’m pretty sure this was made by a mom to make her kids finish their peas but I’m highly unsure about adding peas into a classic such as the Gin & Tonic. If you like your vegetables green and your drinks veggie-like, this one’s for you.

What you’ll need:

For the cocktail –

  • 60 ml gin
  • 30 ml snap pea syrup
  • 118 ml tonic
  • 1 thin slice cucumber

For snap pea syrup –

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped snap peas

Instructions:

For snap pea syrup –

  1. Add sugar, water and chopped peas into a pot
  2. Bring water to boil and boil for 1 minute before removing from heat
  3. Let peas steep for 30 minutes in the mixture
  4. Strain the mixture and discard the peas, keep syrup left behind

For the cocktail –

  1. Fill a glass with ice and add in gin and snap pea syrup
  2. Top the drink with tonic
  3. Garnish with cucumber and serve

Odessa Blue

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Odessa Blue brings vegetation from the depths of the ocean and mixes it in alcohol. No, we’re not kidding, this one has seaweed sprinkles in it which adds a bit of saltiness of the ocean in it. I mean, who wouldn’t want that, right?… Right?

What you’ll need:

  • Staritsky Levitsky Vodka
  • 15 ml Blue Caracao
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar (heap it on)
  • 30 ml apple juice
  • Seaweed as garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients except garnish in a shaker
  2. Shake well and strain into martini glass
  3. Garnish with seaweed sprinkles