Pinch and a (rum) punch, first day of the month. Happy April everyone. We don’t wanna do any fooling here, it’s already a tough old world out there, so here’s your ultimate guide for making the best cocktails every time.
I came across this clever recipe on Pinterest and you can make THE best cocktails with pretty much any ingredients.
All you gotta do is remember the rhyme…
1 of sour, 2 of sweet, 3 of strong and 4 of weak
Firstly pick the unit you’re gonna use depending on how many people it’s for. E.g. if it’s just for yourself you might wanna use a shot measure and if it’s for the whole household, you might wanna use a jug… just make sure you use the same unit all the way through.
So to give you an example, here’s my favourite concoction…
1 shot of sour – fresh lime juice (you could also use lemon juice)
2 shots of sweet – grenadine (you could also use sugar syrup/gomme)
3 shots of strong – spiced rum (the fun part, pick any spirit that takes your fancy)
4 shots of weak – pineapple juice (choose any juice or soft drink)
So for anyone wondering what to do at home, have some fun experimenting until you find your favourite. Just remember to keep to the 1234 ratio.
Add some fruit when you’re ready to serve and don’t forget to make sure you have plenty of ice!
I personally think pineapple and kiwi always makes a prettier punch, and even more delicious!
What’s the first cocktail ingredients you’re gonna try?
If you’re making cocktails for a celebration, have you checked out our guide on how to have a party at home during lockdown?
Who are we?
I’m Becky, a 30 something mama of two, from West London and I run this creative little business together with my mum Wendy.
When covid landed on our doorstep in 2020, one thing we did to help encourage sales of our craft kits, was create the Shop Small Christmas Gift Catalogue. We posted it out to thousands of homes, advertising gift ideas, all sold from small businesses, including my own, encouraging people to shop small at Christmas.
I loved helping other companies, I wondered about converting our catalogue into an in-person event.
So in summer 2022, we hosted out first ever pop-up market in Westfield shopping centre, encouraging the nation to shop from small businesses. I absolutely loved meeting so many inspiring business owners and helping them increase exposure and sales, it’s made me want to organise more events. It’s naturally turned into a business itself, hosting in person shopping events, helping diversify the high street with products from small businesses.
As a product selling business owner myself selling a range of craft kits, I know full well how hard it can be to generate a regular income and to keep the business going especially with big brands dominating the high street
From my own experience I’ve found if you have a good product, selling in person can be such a beneficial way to get your stock off the shelves and into the hands of your ideal customer. I’m passionate about helping small businesses thrive and the I Do Handmade Pop-Ups will hopefully do exactly that.