Tuesday 22 May 2018

Foolproof mixology: Sometimes it’s easier to be lazy

West Coast Cooler and Vodka, €10.99
West Coast Cooler and Vodka, €10.99
Smirnoff Mojito, €13.49
Marks & Spencer Gin and Tonic, €2.99 each
Jack Daniels & Cola, €3.20 each
Malibu Tropical Caipirinha, €19.99

Forget alco-pops – pre-mixed cocktails are all the rage these days when it comes to home entertaining. Why buy alcohol and mixers and fruit juices and garnishes when these companies are willing to do all the hard work for you?

Sure, it might not be the most elegant way to enjoy a beverage, but at least you're guaranteed it's evenly measured (and that it'll taste as it should). Free pourers of the world, take note!

West Coast Cooler has just launched a vodka mixed drink together with its own brand, €10.99. Hands up who used to mix the two together as a teenager? Yep, we've all done it. Well, now it's being sanctioned as acceptable behaviour. Wahoo!

If vodka doesn't float your boat, there are more options in the pre-mixed canon, from whiskey to G&T and even fancy frozen margaritas. And if drinking at home doesn't suit, most of these are good for festivals and camping trips too! Genius.

First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent

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