Something for the Weekend – 20/06/10

Good morning,

First, I apologise for not adding the Something for the Weekend recipes to our blog over the last few weekends but things have been pretty busy here at The Cocktail Store with a few new developments.  Anyway, I watched Something for the Weekend this weekend and it was Fathers Day of course! They made two great cocktails, I have tried both and the Eccentric Old Fashioned is a strong drink, so be aware of that prior to making.  Anyway here they are…

Raspberry Mojito

- 6 Fresh Mint Leaves

- 4 Frech Raspberries

- 20ml freshly squeezed lime juice

- 1 tsp sugar syrup

- 1 tbsp of black raspberry liqueur

- 35ml Golden rum

- Splash of ginger ale to top up


Place the mint leaves and raspberries into a highball glass. Add some ice.  Add the lime juice, sugar syrup, black raspberry liqueur and golden rum. Stir well with a long-handled spoon.  Top up the cocktail with ginger ale. Garnish the glass with the mint sprig and a raspberry.

Eccentric Old Fashioned

Spiced Apple & Clove Syrup

- 1 small jar of ready made chunky apple sauce

- Pinch of All Spice

- 4 Cloves, cracked

- 25ml Apple juice

For the cocktail

- 7.5cm piece of orange peel

- 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

- 1 tbsp of spiced apple and clove syrup ^See above

- 50ml of single malt whisky

- 1 piece of lemon peel


For the spiced apple and clove syrup, heat the apple sauce, allspice and cloves in a saucepan over a medium heat, stirring well, for 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture has reduced to a syrup. Add apple juice, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.  Strain the syrup mixture through a fine sieve, then pour into a sterilised jar. Seal and set aside to cool. Once cool, store in the fridge and use when required.

For the cocktail, add the orange peel, bitters, spiced apple and clove syrup and whisky to a large tumbler. Add ice cubes and stir slowly. Garnish the glass with a twist of lemon peel.

Well that’s all for this weekends recipes but be sure to check back for some great Wimbledon cocktails as it starts this week!!
Hope you all had a great Fathers day!

Until Next Time, thanks for reading


Something for the Weekend – 09/06/10

Good evening,

I have just added last weeks recipes from Something for the Weekend, even though I watched the show last week, we have been very busy at The Cocktail Store this week so not had chance to upload them.  Anyway this weekend Wayne Collins gave us a couple of fantastic forgotten Vodka cocktails.  So here they are…



- 25ml/1fl oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 small free-range egg white
- 2 tsp fine caster sugar
- 50ml/2fl oz vodka
- 25ml/1fl oz triple sec
- bitters, to serve


Place the lemon juice, egg white, sugar, vodka and triple sec into a cocktail shaker, with a handful of ice.  Shake well, then strain the cocktail into a coupette glass. Garnish with the angostura bitters.

Pink Martini


- 3 dashes orange bitters
- 50ml/2fl oz chilled vodka
- 20ml/¾fl oz dry vermouth
- 2 tsp grenadine syrup
- lemon twist, to garnish


Place the orange bitters, vodka, vermouth and grenadine syrup into a cocktail mixer with a handful of ice.   Shake well, then strain the cocktail into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

That’s all for this weekends recipes from Wayne Collins,

Until next time…


Something for the Weekend – 02/06/10

Here are this weekends cocktails mixed by Wayne Collins..

Puro Margarita


- 25ml/1fl oz lime juice
- ½ lime, zest only
- pinch pink sea salt
- 1 tbsp pure agave syrup
- 50ml/2fl oz agave tequila plata


Mix the lime juice, lime zest, sea salt, agave syrup and tequila with a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.  Strain the cocktail into a coupette glass.

Tropical Paloma


- 1 lime wedge
- 25ml/1fl oz golden grapefruit juice
- 35ml/1¼fl oz gold tequila
- lemonade, to top up
- 1 tbsp passion fruit liqueur
- passion fruit pulp, to garnish


Squeeze the lime juice into a sling glass (or tall glass), add the golden grapefruit juice and tequila and top up with lemonade. Stir the cocktail and then pour the tropical liqueur in a layer over the top.  Garnish with the passion fruit pulp.

Hope this helps,

Thanks for reading,


Something for the Weekend – 25/04/10

Good evening,

Apologies for being a little bit delayed this week…  This weeks cocktails were once again made by Wayne Collins, however one recipe is for a ‘Mocktail’ this week.  If you haven’t heard of the word ‘Mocktail’ before, it refers to a cocktail that doesn’t contain alcohol.  Here are the recipes…

Start Me Up (Mocktail)


- 1 free-range egg, preferably organic
- 1 small banana
- 1 tbsp runny honey
- 50ml/2fl oz pomegranate juice
- 50ml/2fl oz milk
- 50ml/2fl oz guarana drink


Blend all of the ingredients, with a handful of ice, in a blender until smooth.

Run a Tab


- handful mixed summer berries
- 2 tsp grenadine syrup
- 50ml/2fl oz orange isotonic fruit drink
- 25ml/1fl oz raspberry vodka
- champagne, to top up


Mix the mixed berries, grenadine syrup, isotonic drink and raspberry vodka in a cocktail shaker.   Strain the cocktail into a champagne flute and top up with champagne.

That’s all for this week.

Until next week,


Something for the Weekend – 18/04/10

Good morning everyone,

Well, it was a great sunny weekend, maybe that was due to there being no planes in the sky! Anyway, I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and made the most of the sun.  Down to this weekends cocktails from Something for the Weekend…  Again they were made by Wayne Collins and here they are:

Bloody Nora


- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 50ml/2fl oz gin
- 100ml/4fl oz vegetable juice
- 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
- 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- pinch celery salt
- pinch freshly ground black pepper
- splash ruby port
- 1 asparagus spear, cooked, to garnish


Place all of the cocktail ingredients, except the asparagus, into a cocktail shaker, add a handful of ice, and shake well. To serve, strain the cocktail into a large wine glass and garnish with the asparagus spear.

St. Georges Fizz


- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 25ml/1fl oz sloe gin
- 25ml/1fl oz sour green apple liqueur
- pear cider, to top up
- apple slice, blackberry and fresh mint sprig, to garnish


Add some ice to a sling glass (or other tall glass).  Add the lemon juice, sloe gin and apple liqueur and top up with the pear cider.   To serve, garnish with the apple slice, blackberry and mint sprig.

That’s all for this weekends cocktails.  I will be back later on in the weekend with some more tasty recipes!

Until next time, thanks for reading,