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…

Balalaika

Ingredients

- 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

Method

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

Ingredients

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

Method

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…

Andy

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Something for the Weekend – 21/02/2010

Good evening,

My apologies for not updating the blog with Something for the Weekends cocktails as much as I should, but those of you who visit on a weekly basis will see that we have had an overhaul and redesigned/rebranded The Cocktail Store.  We hope you find it easier to navigate and easier to use.  Anyhow, last sundays recipes were themed around the winter Olympics and here they are (they were mixed by Something for the Weekend regular Wayne Collins).

Ski Slope Cocktail

Ingredients

½ lemon, zest only
35ml/1¼fl oz cognac
1 tbsp apricot liqueur (available from specialist suplliers)
2 tsp maple syrup
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
coconut flakes, to garnish

Method

Place the lemon zest, cognac, apricot liqueur, maple syrup and yoghurt into a boston glass with a handful of ice and shake hard.  Strain the cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with the coconut flakes.

Winter Gold Cocktail

Ingredients

3 dashes angostura bitters
2 tsp passion fruit syrup (available from specialist suppliers)
25ml/1fl oz whiskey, preferably Canadian
50ml/2fl oz ice wine, preferably Canadian
edible gold flakes, to sprinkle

Method

Add the angostura bitter, passion fruit syrup, whiskey and ice wine to a mixing glass with a handful of ice and shake well.  Strain the cocktail into a small wine glass and garnish with the gold flakes.

These recipes are from the BBC website and can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/somethingfortheweekend

The blog is going to feature many more recipes as we will be updating it on a regular basis.  We hope you find it a good read.

Thanks for reading,

Andy

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Something for the Weekend – 24/01/09

Hello,

Well yesterdays cocktails were looking very tasty! I haven’t got any pictures this week (bad times I know) but don’t worry there will be more recipes this week that will have some great piccies with them so you can see before you try (good times!).  Here are this weeks cocktails..

Eccentric Old Fashioned

For the spiced apple and clove syrup
200g Bramley apple sauce
200ml apple juice
4 cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground allspice

For the cocktail
1 piece lemon zest
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters (or other bitters)
15ml spiced apple and clove syrup (see above)
50ml single malt whisky
orange zest, to garnish

Method

1. For the spiced apple and clove syrup, heat all the ingredients in a saucepan until boiling. Reduce the heat until the mixture is simmering and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Strain the mixture through a sieve and set aside to cool.
2. For the cocktail, mix the lemon zest, bitters, spiced apple and clove syrup and whisky together, with a handful of ice, in a mixing glass.
3. Strain the mixture into a tumbler and garnish with the orange zest.

The Highlander

1 tsp lemon juice
35ml blended whisky
15ml peach liqueur
20ml pressed apple juice
cream soda
peach and apple wedges, to garnish

Method

1. Mix the lemon juice, scotch, peach liqueur, apple juice in a mixing glass with a handful of ice.
2. Strain the mixture into a highball glass and top with cream soda. Garnish with the peach and apple wedges.

These recipes are from the BBC website and can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qg5gh

Hope you enjoy the cocktails.

Andy

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