Time to cool off with an easy guide to refreshing Watermelon Sorbet Fizz thanks to Jarrod aka @diycocktailguy.
Move over frozen rosé, because the Watermelon Sorbet Fizz is the new taste of summer. With an unbeatable combination of juicy watermelon, tangy lemon, mint and bubbles, this cocktail is ready to be the new MVP of your next BBQ hangout.
It’s a cocktail best served when you’re lounging by the pool, grilling up a storm or between rounds of Klop — “the perfect cocktail for yourself and friends to enjoy, in the new year, in summer for a hot BBQ day,” says Jarrod.
When most of the ingredients are already a staple on your weekly supermarket shopping list, all you need to do is dust off the leftover bottle of champagne that’s been lying around since Christmas and you’re good to go.
Once you’ve got the Watermelon Fizz Sorbet down pat, you’ll want to bring some of our other watermelon crowd favourites to your next BBQ or pool party spread. It’s hard to go past a Watermelon Margarita or we’ve even got Australia’s answer to a Spanish staple with Warren’s Watermelon Sangria calling your name.
Keep the watermelon vibe going into the night with some premixes chilling in the esky. Barry, the new shochu, vodka and soda premix from Bailey Smith brings a touch of downtown Tokyo cool to your backyard hangout, blending watermelon with lemon for a can that perfectly captures the taste of laid-back, endless summer nights. Add to cart now and thank us later!
Ah yes, spiced rum. How could we forget? Darker in colour and with a spiced flavour, they are extremely popular types of rum. Check out Dead Man’s Fingers Lime Rum, Bacardi Spiced Rum and The Kraken Spiced Rum. And for a unique, spiced-rum twist on a classic favourite cocktail, try substituting the vodka in an espresso martini for spiced rum. “It works incredibly well!” says Wyatt.
There are so many exceptional rums on the market right now and Barbados-style rums are generally considered the world’s best. For an accessible entry point to rum, give Mount Gay or Sailor Jerry Caribbean Rum a try.
Of course, no rum round-up would be complete without mentioning the simple yet delicious mojito. But how do you create the perfect at-home mojito? It’s all about the rum, and we suggest going for Bacardi Superior Rum, Havana Club Añejo Especial and Appleton Estate Signature Blend Rum.
Arguably one of the most popular rum cocktails, a daiquiri is extremely easy to make because it only has three ingredients: rum, sugar and lime. (As many people will attest, you could also add a splash of Cointreau and some sliced strawberries to create a Strawberry Daiquiri). For best at-home results, use a Cuban-style rum, such as Havana Club 3 Year or Bacardi and keep it simple: 50ml rum, 30ml freshly squeezed lime juice, two tablespoons caster sugar, ice, and then give it a good shake (“shake it ‘til it hurts” is a semi-official measurement of time here!). And for a bit of holiday fun, try this: 50ml spiced rum, 30ml freshly squeezed lime juice, ice, a squeeze of maple syrup or honey, and then blitz away!
Yes, it is a thing. And it’s a delicious thing, too. Basically, you use some softened butter and mix it with cinnamon and nutmeg, then stir in some hot water and rum (we strongly recommend Captain Morgan Spiced Rum) to create a perfect winter warmer. “I don’t think there’s anything quite like it actually,” says Wyatt.
Serves 4 Prep 10 mins
125g butter, softened
⅓ cup (75g) brown sugar
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
⅔ cup (160ml) Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
3 cups (750ml) boiling water, cooled slightly
Vanilla marshmallows, to serve
Cinnamon sticks or quills, to serve
1 Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar, nutmeg, ground cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl until well combined.
2 Divide the rum between 4 heatproof glasses. Add 2 tbsp of the butter mixture to each glass and top with the water. Stir until the butter mixture melts.
3 Top with marshmallows and use a kitchen blowtorch to lightly toast, if you like. Decorate with cinnamon sticks or quills to serve.