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Slow sips with Kingsley Morgan

Discover beer cocktails with the content creator

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:07 AM
King’s Lagoon – all the fun and vibrancy of summer in a glass.
King’s Lagoon – all the fun and vibrancy of summer in a glass.
Purple Rain – a playful summer beer cocktail that takes its bright colour from a mixture of blue curacao and raspberry syrup.
Purple Rain – a playful summer beer cocktail that takes its bright colour from a mixture of blue curacao and raspberry syrup.
Kingsley Morgan with the King’s Sunrise – a refreshing infusion of strawberry, citrus, gin and Red Stripe flavours.
Kingsley Morgan with the King’s Sunrise – a refreshing infusion of strawberry, citrus, gin and Red Stripe flavours.
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Summer is a time for fun, sharing with friends, and self-expression through bold and vibrant colours. Food caught up with media personality and Ambassador for Red Stripe’s Slow Sips campaign, Kingsley Morgan, to learn how he impresses friends and stays cool with unique summer beer cocktails.

“These drink mixes reflect what summer means to me, a time to get creative and colourful and share that joy with friends and loved ones,” Morgan explained. “The infusion of Red Stripe beer and the other flavours creates a wonderful flavour experience for the palate. What’s more, they are light and refreshing, making them a great choice during the hot summer months.”

Morgan shared his motivation for partnering with Red Stripe’s ‘Slow Sips’ campaign, an online initiative promoting responsible alcohol consumption and a safety-first drinking culture through actions like pacing yourself, staying hydrated, and using a designated driver.

“I enjoy being a Slow Sips Ambassador because it underscores who I am. I am usually the designated driver, which is something I don’t mind. It fits seamlessly with my mantra of living in the moment while doing so in a way that doesn’t negatively affect the moments to come.”

Morgan’s three go-to summer cocktail creations – The King’s Sunrise, Purple Rain and King’s Lagoon – are perfect for dinner, an evening with friends, games night, or an intimate gathering. He notes that they should be enjoyed in a well-lit setting that will allow the colours to pop.

The King’s Sunrise

Ingredients:

¾ cup (180 ml) ice cubes

1 oz (30 ml) gin

4 tsp (20 ml) strawberry fruit syrup

½ oz (15 ml) triple sec

½ oz (15 ml) lemon juice

2 oz (60 ml) Red Stripe beer

Ice cubes

Lemon zest

Directions: In a shaker, vigorously mix the ice cubes with the gin, syrup, triple sec and lemon juice for 30 seconds. Strain the mixture into a chilled lowball whisky glass. Add a few ice cubes and top with Red Stripe beer. Garnish with a large piece of orange zest (removed with a vegetable peeler), if desired.

Purple Rain

Ingredients:

4 oz Red Stripe beer

2 oz rum

2 oz fresh lime juice

4 tsp (20 ml) raspberry fruit syrup

1 oz of blue curacao

lime slices – to garnish

Directions: Chill your cocktail glass. Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in the blue curacao, rum, lime juice, and raspberry fruit syrup and shake. Pour the shaken drink into glasses. Top with Red Stripe beer. Garnish with slices of lime (optional). Stir and enjoy.

King’s Lagoon

Ingredients:

1 oz of orange juice

4 oz Red Stripe beer

1 oz of blue curacao

1 oz unflavoured vodka

orange slice (garnish)

Directions: Combine orange juice, vodka and blue curacao liquor to the base of your glass. Fill to the brim with Red Stripe beer. Stir, and the drink will become a beautiful bluish-green colour.