1. I am planning a cocktail party for a month's time and am trying to get as many ideas for drinks as possible. It'll be a bunch of nurses from the ward I work on and a whole stack of engineers. Apart from the usual Bundy and coke, has anyone got any suggestions for Aussie drinks?
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  3. by   nursedawn67
    Big pitcher of Margaritas??
  4. by   nursedawn67
    Opps sorry didn't see the Aussie part.
  5. by   frannybee
    We'll be having the Margaritas anyway
  6. by   KC CHICK
    I know it's probly not an OFFICIAL Aussie drink, but, I LOVE those Wallaby Darned frozen drinks from Outback Steakhouse.....YUMMY!
    Peach Schnapps, Champagne, etc......
  7. by   frannybee
    NO idea what they are or if you can get them in Wales! Obviously we have schnapps and champagne, and I can always play with them in the freezer....
  8. by   frannybee
    Found a recipe, KC - will definitely be trying that one!
  9. by   Grace Oz
    How about; TIA MARIA & COKE? I just LOVE that combination! Also BRANDY ALEXANDER, a VERY nice drop! :-) Good luck... enjoy! Wish I could be there! If I think of any more, I'll post them.
  10. by   frannybee
    Thanks Grace I had forgotten the old Brandy Alexander - my mum loved them before she gave up drinking but I haven't had one for yeeeeeears.
  11. by   Tookie
    When l read your thread - I thought drat - l have given all my (there were a few) cocktail books to my kids along with my shakers etc
    However then l remembered this gem
    Home made cocktails- have put them in as an attachment - as l say in it may not be great now but OK later on if you have the patience

    All the following are homemade drink recipes - Have photocopies from a book - so quality not great - therefore have typed a few up - they may not be any good for your party this time but may be useful down the track - so as to speak

    1 cup = 250 ml
    1 Tablespoon = 20 ml
    1 teaspoon = 5 ml

    Bottles and sterilization
    Wash your bottles and jars well in hot soapy water then rinse in hot water and place in a preheated oven at 150 degrees (Cel) (mod oven) for 15- 20 mins - Cool before using

    Some drinks l fancy - have more if you are interested.

    Brandy Alexander (Trudy's Brandy Alexander Liqueur)
    1 can condensed milk
    225 g reduced cream
    1 cup brandy
    3 teaspoons vanilla essences

    Combine all ingredients
    Blend until smooth
    Bottle and refrigerate until required Preparation time - 10 mins
    Cooking time - nil
    Quantity - Approx 800 mls

    Anne's Titillating Tina Marina (goes down the hatch like Tia Maria)

    1 1/3 cups of castor sugar
    1 cups of water
    1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
    1 tablespoon coffee essence
    3 drops of glycerin
    1 cup brandy

    Combine castor sugar water vanilla coffee essence and glycerin in a heavy saucepan and simmer over a medium heat for approx 30 mins - DO NOT BOIL
    Cool and stir in brandy
    - Store for approx 2 weeks in a sterilized jar - keep in a cool dark place
    Preparation time - 5 mins and 30 mins cooling time
    Cooking time - 30 mins
    Quantity - Approx 500 mls

    Koala Bear - (could be compared with Kahlua)

    cup of coffee
    7 cups of sugar
    8 cups of water\
    50 ml vanilla essence
    750 ml vodka
    375 ml of brandy

    Gradually dissolve coffee sugar and water in a large heavy based saucepan Stir over a medium heat until sugar has completely dissolved
    Cool solution
    Add vanilla essence vodka and brandy - stir and bottle
    Age for 5 seconds - DRINK

    Preparation time - 5 mins and 30 mins cooling time
    Cooking time - 5 mins
    Quantity - 4 X 1 litre bottles
    Note - for best results - use good quality coffee and brandy

    Floss's Irish Cream
    1 can condensed milk (400g)
    300 ml (cream)
    3 eggs beaten
    250 ml whisky
    1 Teaspoon instant coffee
    1 tablespoon chocolate topping
    Dash vanilla essence
    Dash of coconut essence

    Combine all ingredients Blend until well mixed and creamy
    Bottle and refrigerate and use as required

    Preparation time - 5 mins
    Cooking time - nil
    Quantity - Approx 1 litre

    Note - great to drink over ice

    Went to a party (50th) on Saturday in Melbourne - have been away for 5 days or so again - any way had to drive the hour to get there and - had 1, l repeat 1, glass of champagne - didn't realize that the girl whose party it was had organized lots of cocktails - all l could do was take the photos of my friends drinking them all - (I was drooling) and not drink any more than the ONE did l say 1 glass of champagne - then l drove home 3 hours or so later - however still had a good time at the party -
    Have a great time at your cocktail party - do an internet search reckon there would be heaps on there my daughter l think got some off there when she was doing her hospitality v course

    Hope this is of some use
    Enjoy have one for me - I am partial to a gin and tonic (amongst a few other things)
  12. by   nursedawn67
    Fuzzy navels??? (O.J. and peach schnapps...yummy!)
  13. by   renerian
    How about Gin Lemon 7s?

  14. by   frannybee
    Wow Tookie, I am impressed! I'm very into making my own at the moment (bread, jam, curries etc) so the idea of people getting trolleyed on my own homemade grog is really appealing.

    I have stacks of cocktail recipes and have found some wonderful sites, but I want to focus on the stuff we tend to drink in Aussie pubs....Kahlua and milk, firetrucks, tequila sunrises, fluffy bunnies, c*cksucking cowboys etc