You may have seen my Zobotini before. If you haven’t yet, click HERE. I did not stop at a Zobotini. Once my brain gets an idea, I run with it. I thought of a Zobogarita i.e. a Zobo Margarita . I made this cocktail with the same recipe above but substituted the Vodka for Tequila. Honestly, I don’t know which one I liked more, but if I had to choose, it will be the Zobogarita. There was something about Tequila that just rocks with the flavour of my Zobo drink (recipe HERE).
You will need
1/2 cup of my Zobo drink – unsweetened
1 – 2 shots of Tequila – depending on how strong you want it
1 tablespoon of Demerera sugar syrup (optional) – to sweeten it
1. First, you will need to rim the martini glass or whatever glass you use. With a Margarita, you rim the glass with salt. To prevent the sharp taste of salt, I decided to add a little sweetened zobo with the salt. Just a little to form a thick paste that will stick to the glass, so you get a hint of sweet and salty when you take a sip. To learn how to rim a glass, click HERE
2. After rimming the glass, place it in the freezer if you want to serve in the next 5 minutes, otherwise, chill in a fridge.
3. Mix the drink in a cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake for a couple of minutes
and pour in the chilled glasses. Serve immediately
Your cocktail is ready to drink
Surprise your guests this Christmas with a cocktail they will not be expecting
Serve with finger food, and let the alcohol flow with the conversation and merriment.
Don’t you just love the deep crimson colour of this cocktail?
Make a Margarita even the poshest bars will envy. Lol
For effect, hook 2 or 3 zobo leaves on the glass, or you can rinse the leaves and drop in the cocktail to float around
I also thought of a Zobo Sangria and so many more cocktails but I did not have many of the spirits at home and I did not intend to go out and buy them just for the sake of. The recipes for the cocktails I have listed can be found online, just think of your favourite cocktail and work in zobo into it, or let the alcohol you have at home guide you into making your own creations. In that vein, I decided to create something with a stamp of originality. I made a Zobo CC2 cocktail.
I have decided to make my own signature unique drink using the liquor I have at home. I did a lot of experimenting, trying to find out which one works, and trying not to get drunk in the process. Shhhhhhhh. There is one I really liked because it was sweet, tangy and smelled amazing. I love fruity, girly cocktails. You won’t catch me ordering some strong stiff drink. The word CC2 came from the ingredients – Coffee and Citrus.
2 shots coffee liqueur – soiree/ tia maria
1 shot orange liqueur – grand mariner
3/4 cup zobo drink
1. Start first by mixing the two liquors in a Highball glass. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes
Then dunk in the zobo, carefully swirling for effect and serve
My sext Zobo CC2
it can stand proudly alongside any cocktail. It tastes sweet, it tastes of coffee, citrus, cloves, ginger, vanilla, and zobo. All those flavours just mix together creating an aromatic heady sensation that smells and tastes great.
I hope I have given you exciting ideas for Christmas. Out with the boring sodas, orange juices, beer and wine. Spice up your Christmas and keep your guests talking about Zobotini et al for weeks.
Ooooh, lest I forget, for those who haven’t seen it yet. I also created a Homemade Zobo and Pineapple Ice Cream. Click HERE for the recipe