Leading on from my previous post on Southampton Yates new BBQ menu todays post is based on their amazing new cocktails. They kindly offered me a chance to try some of their cocktails and today I thought I would share some of these with you.
First up I decided to try this gorgeous-looking cocktail literally because it looks so pretty and I am a girl so you know haha. It is aptly name the Jelly Baby, consisting of Vodka, Archers, Malibu, blue Curacao, grenadine, pineapple juice and of course a jelly baby to finish it off.
This was actually my favourite of the four I had. The only way I can describe the taste of the cocktail is icing cake mix and not the sickly kind either. This is one cocktail I think I could happily drink forever.
Next up is one I'm sure you have all heard of before; a Long Island Ice Tea. Extremely alcoholic yet surprisingly delicious, and there was me thinking Long Island Ice Teas don't taste very good. I thought it kind of tasted like the Haribo Cola bottles, definitely a good taste.
It contains 3-year-old Rum, Vodka, Gordon's Gin, Cointreau and Olmeca Tequila. This is then shaken with sweet and sour mix, and topped with Coca-Cola. Have you tried a Long Island Ice Tea before?
Another famous cocktail was up next, one of my personal all-time favourites; Sex on the Beach. It is made from Vodka, Archers, orange juice and cranberry juice. These are all then well shaken, mixed together and poured into your cup.
I don't know how to describe this one other than it tastes how it's supposed to. I guess slightly fruity with a slightly sharper edge would be the best way. Either way it was another yey from me, and I love the additional lemon slice added to the side.
Lastly I went for the Pornstar Martini, an extremely posh sounding cocktail, with a shot of Prosecco to make you actually feel posh too.
This cocktail is made from Absolut Vanilla Vodka and Passoa liqueur mixed in with Funkin passion fruit puree and sugar syrup. Passionfruit is one of my favourite fruit juices and flavours to mix with alcohol and this one definitely lived up to tasting amazing. I would describe the taste itself as very similar to passionfruit, just with a zesty spice tang. It is definitely a cocktail worth trying.
As to the added Prosecco, that's the only thing I've never got about cocktails, is getting an additional shot alongside a cocktail. I didn't notice it making a difference to my cocktail but it sure did make me feel posher for a moment or too.
Overall, I was really impressed with my visit to Yates. These cocktails all tasted really good if you hadn't guessed already. I believe this alongside the BBQ menu I recently reviewed have allowed Yates to really up their game. The food and the cocktails all tasted lush, with the Jelly Baby cocktail being one I am sure I will be going back for regularly.