7 Days, 7 Cocktails: The ultimate guide to the perfect drink

7 cocktails


So, you’ve finally decided to take that vacation huh? Great news. One week away with nothing but the sun, sand and sea. What’s that? You’re thirsty. How about a refreshing cocktail? Here are 7 for you to order and enjoy. One for every day of your vacation!

Monday – Cosmopolitan

You’ve just arrived. Bags are not yet unpacked all that travelling has made you thirsty! Why not start the week off in style with a classic. Simple, tasty and elegant.

cosmopolitan recipe

40ml vodka

10ml Triple Sec

40ml cranberry juice

Dash of lime juice


Tuesday – Lime Daiquiri

You’ve settled in now. The sun is shining and the tan lotion is applied. Something a little zesty is in order.


50ml anejo (aged) rum

12.5ml lime juice

10ml sugar syrup


Wednesday – Singapore Sling

Midweek and you have a yearning for something more substantial. When out with friends, this is the perfect after-dinner cap to your evening.


1/2 oz grenadine syrup
1 oz gin
Sweet and sour mix
Club soda
1/2 oz cherry brandy


Thursday – Tequila Sunrise

Still plenty of beach time left. The Sunrise is very refreshing and there’s always a little room for tequila!

40ml silver tequila

Approx 100ml orange juice

Large dash of grenadine

Friday – Caipiroska

So the weekend is finally here. But your whole week has been one long Friday. The Caipiroska is a very tangy and tasty cocktail that will certainly um…take the edge off your ‘stressful’ week. Delicious.

2 oz. Vodka

1/2 lime, cut into wedges

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 teaspoon raw or turbinado sugar

Crushed ice


Saturday – Mai Tai

Fruity and sweet, this cocktail feels like there’s a Hawaiian party in your mouth and everyone is invited! Perfect for beach drinking.


Juice of 1 lime

25ml white rum

25ml dark rum

12.5ml blue Curacao

5ml sugar syrup

5ml Orgeat (almond syrup)

Pineapple chunks and maraschino

Cherry to garnish


Sunday – Bloody Mary

Almost home time. And if that hangover is kicking in, then this is the perfect jolt to the system which will perk you up!

how to make a bloody mary


1 oz Vodka
3 oz tomato juice
2 red hot sauce
2 green hot sauce
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
0.5 oz lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1 pinch peppers
1 stalk celery


Written by Rachel Hurley on behalf of Appliances Online. Rachel’s favourite cocktail is the classic Cosmo, and one day she hopes to sip one in New York’s East Village.

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  1. As a drinking noob, I’m definitely keeping this list. That way I have a good idea of drinks I can serve to visiting friends! Thanks, Dee!

  2. I want to try that Caipiroska!

  3. MMM that Mai Tai is calling my name. Never had one before but it sounds like something I’d enjoy

  4. Robin says:

    Oooooh, that Singapore Sling sounds delicious.

  5. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    These are all perfect summer party drinks! I love trying new ones too! My guests are always pleased with my choices, so the Tequila Sunrise is a great way to wake up the party!

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