Peach Red Wine

Red Wine Cocktails

Red Wine Negroni

 

Red wine negroni

Boasting Italian origins and a typical dark orange colour, Negroni is a charming cosmopolitan red wine cocktail that pairs well with appetizers and snacks.

 

Ingredients

  • 2oz red vermouth
  • 2oz gin
  • 2oz Bitter Campari
  • 1 orange slice
  • Shredded ice

 

Fill a wine tumbler with shredded ice and pour the liquids in. Stir and squeeze in the slice of orange. Decorate the glass with orange peel and serve the drink immediately.

 

Port Melon Cocktail

 

Port Melon

Refreshing in summer and regenerating in winter, this surprising red wine cocktail will impress you and your guests. The perfumed aromas of yellow melon blend perfectly with the sweet flavour of Port to create an inebriating delight of the senses.

Ingredients

  • 7oz Port wine
  • 1 small slice of yellow melon
  • Melon balls for decoration
  • 1 can soda water
  • Ice

 

Reduce the melon pulp to a puree with a blender. Pour it into a high ball glass, add the ice and stir. Pour the Port and soda water into the glass, stir again, and decorate with melon balls. Serve immediately and pair with blue cheese, Italian ham or light snacks.

 

Peach Red Wine Cocktail

 

Peach Red Wine

There is a debate whether this cocktail is a drink or a dessert. Regardless of how you call it, these delicious peaches with red wine will become the stars of the party. Dip the soft peach cubes in red wine to achieve the best results.

Ingredients

  • 8oz Barolo wine;
  • 1 small peach;
  • 1oz lemon juice;

 

In a small bowl, mix the wine with the lemon juice and shredded mint leaves. Let it macerate at room temperature while you dice the peach. In an old fashion glass, add the peach cubes and pour the wine. Stir. Decorate with fresh mint and serve.

 

Caipirinha With Blueberries and Red Wine

Caipirinha Red Wine

 Caipirinha is probably the most representative cocktail of Brazil. Wine is not one of its original ingredients, yet this daring recipe will make you see this drink with new eyes. If you don’t like calling it Caipirinha, imagine this drink as a Brazilian Sangria.

Ingredients

  • 6oz Cachaça
  • 3oz Cabernet Sauvignon
  • The juice of half orange
  • A quarter of lime
  • 8 blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • Ice

 

Peel the lime and slice the flesh. Crush it in a shaker and mix well with the sugar. Add the cachaça, wine, and orange juice. Stir slowly and add more sugar if wanted. Add the ice, put a lid on the shaker and give it a shake. Serve the cocktail in a double old-fashioned glass.

 

If you will like to have cocktails made with red wine at your event, do feel free to drop us an enquiry and our mixologists will be most delighted to craft up unique cocktails made with red wine that will suit your preferences and our mobile bar crew will mix up some amazing drinks at your event!

 

 

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with Mixes From Mars!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Month!

As many of you may already know, Saint Patrick’s Day Street Festival will be celebrated this month at multiple locations across town, next one being a mini-fest before the main festival next saturday 14 March from 6-10pm at Far East Square and China Square. But of course, the one we are all looking forward to will be the main Saint Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2019 at Circular Road that is happening from 15 March 5pm – 10pm and 16 & 17  March 12pm – 10pm with loud music and street games happening! And there is only one drink that we all celebrate with and enjoy at St Patricks Festival and that is none other than Guinness!

Guinness is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James’s Gate brewery in the capital city of Dublin, Ireland. Guinness, produced by the British Diageo beverages company, is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide. It is brewed in almost 50 countries and is available in over 120.

Guinness features a burnt flavour that is derived from malted barley and roasted unmalted barley. For many years, a portion of aged brew was blended with freshly brewed beer to give a sharp lactic acid flavour. Although Guinness’s palate still features a characteristic “tang”, the company has refused to confirm whether this type of blending still occurs. The draught beer’s thick, creamy head comes from mixing the beer with nitrogen and carbon dioxide when poured. It is popular with the Irish, both in Ireland and abroad. Over 10 million glasses of Guinness stout are enjoyed every single day across the globe.

The brewing history of Guinness began over 250 years ago with ales, then porters and then, famously, stout. With that first batch of Irish stout, there began a legacy of innovative brewing that’s since been upheld all over the world.

Guinness are one of the only brewers in the world to roast their own barley. The world class roasters have perfected the art of roasting in the dedicated roast-house at St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin.

The precision of the roasting process is what gives the famous stout its distinctive rich taste and dark, ruby-red hue. Raise a pint to the light and see how it glows.

232 degrees is the temperature that transforms the barley into a black state of perfection. Any cooler won’t bring out the roast flavour, any hotter and the barley will catch fire. This is what makes Guinness taste like Guinness.

Every single batch of Guinness is tested by a Sensory Panel who meet together at 10am, when your taste buds are at their most heightened to ensure nothing leaves the brewery unless it tastes precisely as our expert brewers intended.

What exactly does it taste like?

Guinness Draught Tasting Notes:

Aroma: Sweet smelling with a coffee and malty nose

Flavour: Perfect balance of bitter and sweet with malt and roast characters

Palate: Smooth, creamy and balanced

ABV: 4.2% ABV

Appearance: Distinctively dark, with a rich creamy head

Beautiful pints of Guinness are poured by skilled bartenders around Ireland and indeed other parts of the world, every day of the week.

Guinness surprised an entire industry by being the first brewer to hire scientists to head up a ground-breaking research lab. Its skilful pairing of nitrogen gas and CO2, gives Guinness its legendary creamy head and smooth, balanced taste. Guinness Draught was launched as recently as 1959, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Guinness, when a mathematician turned brewer in St. James’s Gate named Michael Ash proposed a whole new way to brew. He wanted to brew beer with nitrogen instead of CO2 and after much trial and error, Ash succeeded, and the first nitro beer was born, Guinness Draught.

Guinness transcended technology by creating the world-famous Guinness widget, which is the white ball found floating in every can used to deliver the perfect Guinness serve.

Jaslynn, the assistant head bartender of Hopscotch shares her favourite recipe involving Guinness that has a few regulars hooked.

45ml Gosling Dark Rum
10ml Jumping Goat Coffee Liqueur
6 Dashes Choc Bitters
Topup Guinness

The bittersweet and roasted taste of Guinness is paired nicely with the sweet notes of the dark rum and coffee liqueur, it is then rounded off with chocolate bitters, making it easy to drink but at the same time, deceptively potent.

At Mixes From Mars, we do love the taste of Guinness and we’ll be there at the St Patrick’s Day Street Festival! If you would like to enjoy a Guinness at your event, be it having a whole keg of Guinness on tap or a few crates of canned ones, we will be most excited to work with you as having a whole Guinness tap at your event will definitely amaze your guests and will be one that they will remember! Do drop us an enquiry today!

 

 

Portable Bars

Staff Appreciation Festival at Gardens by the Bay

Back in July, we had an event with our client. It was a yearly affair where they invited all their staffs for some rest and recreation time. It was held at the Meadow in Gardens by the Bay. Our client certainly went all out to ensure their staffs left satisfied. It was organized like a festival exclusive only to their staffs. There were food, drinks, photo booths and live performances.

Food & Beverages

A quick briefing before our staffs head into their respective portable bars for service.

Louis giving the briefing before our staffs head into their respective portable bars for service

Food was provided by LAVISH and other vendors and it included fish and chips, churros, kebabs etc. Drinks were provided by us truly. The special catch was unlike many of our other events, this time we were not providing our customized cocktails, but beer, wine and soft drinks. While we are mostly known for our themed cocktails, we also provide other alcoholic and non-alcoholic services. For beers, we had Heineken and Tiger from the kegs. And for wine, it was Cornerstone Cabernet Sauvignon and Cornerstone Sauvignon Blanc. Whereas for the soft drinks, we had coke, sprite and orange juice.

Jo tapping a beer for the festival before passing it to service at our portable bars

Jo and beers and festivals, a perfect combination.

While it might see very straightforward, the challenges that came with it was the logistics and the weather. There was heavy rain in the morning that interfered with a bit of our layout. The event was catered for 2,400 people. From there we had to plan for the timings for delivery, decorations, tools and equipments. The preferred mode of glassware for the day was plastic cups as the client felt it was safer and there won’t be any breakages as the guests roamed the Meadow. We brought over 6 of our portable bars as service stations to cater to the large crowd. Additionally we had 24 staffs on hand to aid with operations and logistics at 2 separate tentages. To ensure smooth operations we had a team on hand to change kegs and provide wines for the front end staffs.

Lights

Portable bar lit up with ambient lighting provided by The AVA Club

Our portable bar lit up. Additional ambient lighting from The AVA Club

The tentages which we were situated in had lights to brighten up the place as the festival was in the night. We felt it was quite bright so we decided to get them to turn it off. Instead, we got our friends from The AVA Club to light up our place with wash lights and centerpiece lighting. It provided a better setting for a music festival which the clients were very satisfied with.

Performances at the Festival

Possibly the highlight of the nights were the performances. Our client engaged local bands like Inch Chua and The Sam Willows to perform their hits. Them supporting local acts was very commendable. The guests loved the performances and it definitely was an experience to remember. Sitting on the meadow, with a glass of beer or wine in their hands swaying to the music. We are extremely grateful to our client for having the opportunity to cater to their festival, it was especially fun planning for this event. Also, shoutout to our friends at The AVA Club for helping us with the lights. Once again thanks for reading and have a great week ahead, cheers!