To celebrate the opening of their stunning new store at Forrest Chase and the launch of their new Paradise collection, we’re taking a walk on the wild side with Peter Alexander.

Featuring more palm fronds, hibiscus flowers and animal motifs that you could poke a cocktail shaker at, Paradise has us dreaming of, well, paradise!

The next best thing to taking a journey to Jamaica or a voyage to Vanuatu, a Paradise inspired cocktail will help keep those pesky post-summer holiday blues at bay.

Transport your taste buds to nirvana with these delicious and refreshing libations, best sipped while lounging in styles including the Jungle Fever nightie, the Tropical Vibes gown or the Sleepy Leopard PJ set.

Next time you’re in need of a holiday from the everyday swing past Forrest Chase; BWS Liquor has you covered for spirits and mixers, Woolworths is choc-a-block with fresh fruits and aromats and you’ll find paradise worthy PJs at Peter Alexander.


Pineapple Martini

Ingredients:

80ml Absolut Vodka

20ml sugar syrup

240ml pineapple juice

1 slice fresh pineapple



Method:

To create sugar syrup combine one part sugar to two parts water. Bring to the boil in a small saucepan and continue stirring until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.

Once cooled combine sugar syrup, Absolut Vodka and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker.

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with fresh pineapple.


Fino

Ingredients:

50ml Bombay Sapphire

15ml dry sherry

2 lemon wedges

100ml Fever Tree Sicilian Lemonade

4 medium sized mint leaves, each ripped in half

1 mint sprig to garnish

Method:

Gently squeeze the lemon wedges into a curved highball glass.

Add the mint leaves, dry sherry and Bombay Sapphire then stir well to mix and infuse.

Fill the glass with ice and top with Fever-Tree Sicilian Lemonade

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Gently stir to combine, then garnish with a mint sprig.


Mojito

Ingredients:

50ml Bacardi Carta Blanca rum

4 lime wedges

12 fresh mint leaves

2 tsp sugar

25ml soda water

Sprig of fresh mint

Method:

Squeeze the lime wedges into your glass. Muddle with sugar.

Bruise the mint leaves by clapping them between your palms – this helps to release the flavour – then rub them on the rim of the glass before dropping them in.

Half fill your glass with crushed ice then add Bacardi and stir.

Top with more crushed ice, a sprig of mint and club soda.


Pink Grapefruit Margarita

Ingredients:

1 lime cut into wedges

Salt or sugar for rim

150ml ruby red grapefruit juice

70ml freshly squeezed lime juice

1 cup of ice

1 or 2 shots of Jose Cuervo Tradicional Blue

Agave Tequila

Agave nectar for taste

Method:

Rub a slice of lime around the edge of your glass then dip the rim lightly in salt or sugar. Set aside to dry.

Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, Jose Cuervo and agave nectar into a cocktail shaker.

Shake well.

Pour over ice and enjoy!