Everyone loves a cocktail. You can have one that’s sweet, sour, creamy, with lots of alcohol or little alcohol. That’s the beauty with them, you can make any cocktail you like, how you like it, by adding your own twist to it at home. Here are five cocktail creations, some that I have put my own spin on, I enjoy making and drinking at home.
25ml Buffalo Trace Bourbon
25ml Lazzaroni Amaretto
Squeeze of fresh Lime
Jack Rudy Bourbon Cocktail Cherries
Put the bourbon, amaretto and lime into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour over ice and top up the glass with Cola. Finish with bourbon cherry on top.
Simple and easy to make, you can substitute the bourbon with any non peated whisky
Chocolate Espresso Martini
45ml Pravda Espresso Vodka
20ml Gabriel Boudier Creme De Cacao White
Shake all the liquid ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with the coffee beans and grated chocolate.
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
200g Fresh Strawberries
60ml Bounty Lime Rum Liqueur
Blend the strawberries then push the resulting puree through a sieve to remove some of the seeds. Add the puree into the blender again with lots of ice the rum and the juice of half a lime. Blend then pour into glass, garnish with a couple of strawberries. This is a favourite on a hot summer day when we have barbeques as it is relatively low in alcohol but really tasty.
Summer Spritz Duo
25ml Edinburgh Gin Elderflower Liqueur
125ml Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc
Mix the gin with the sauvignon blanc in a glass with ice. Top up with soda water and garnish with a lemon twist and mint leaves.
(New) Old Fashioned
50ml Starward (New) Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail
Pour the whisky into a glass with ice.
Okay so i’ve cheated a bit as this is a ready made cocktail mix, but sometimes you just want to sit back and relax.
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We have a super selection of rosso wines from all over Italy.From Veneto we currently stock a lovely Trastullo wine combining Merlot & Corvina grapes that slips down a treat at £12.95 a bottle.Other classics we offer are a superb Primitivo from Puglia at £14.95 ,a Chianti Classico Reserva realising £19.95 a bottle and from Piemonte a quite wonderful Barolo at £39.50 a bottle.Of all our wines from Italy we feel that at the very top of the tree is the amazing Amarone Classico Riserva 2013 made from the Corvina and rondinella grapes. It is rich and intense with amazing notes of violets and pipe tobacco on the nose moving to sandalwood and plums.The palate takes in prunes and bitter dark chocolate with an over riding wave of vanilla.It is nicely balanced with a sleeping fiesty finale. Drinking nicely now it has aging potential to take it to 2025 and beyond. At £43.50 a bottle it offers excellent value for money and a place for it in any serious wine cellar is a must.Food pairings for the above wines:TrastulloRoasted duck or pizzaPrimitivoBeetroot curry(Theldala),smoked cottage cheeseChianti ClassicoTomato based pasta sauces with wild boarBarolo RiservaQuail,goose pheasant or duckAmarone ClassicoSteaks,stews,ribs or big flavoured cheeses
Posted: June 27, 2019|Categories: Premium drinks
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