Something for the Weekend – 07/03/10

Good morning,

This weekends recipes are based on the theme of the Oscars (82nd Oscars at that). The first cocktail, The Red Carpet is commonly found at the Oscars and drunk by the stars. The second is a cocktail that Wayne Collins personally made for Scorsese at the Bafters. Here they are…

Scorsese Daisy

- 25ml/1fl oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 lemon, zest only
- 35ml/1¼fl oz brandy, preferably Spanish
- 1 tbsp amaretto

To garnish
- few fresh mint leaves
- 1 orange slice
- 1 cherry


Place the lemon juice, lemon zest, brandy and amaretto in a cocktail shaker. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with the mint, orange slice and a cherry.

The Red Carpet


- 4 fresh raspberries
- 20ml/¾fl oz cranberry juice
- 1 tsp fresh lime juice
- 50ml/2fl oz silver tequila
- 1 tbsp raspberry syrup (available from The Cocktail Store)
- twist grapefruit zest, to garnish


Place the raspberries, cranberry juice, lime juice, tequila and raspberry syrup into a cocktail shaker, with a handful of ice, and shake hard. Strain the cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with the grapefruit zest.

If you missed the posts of last week, take a look as we were talking how to make some essential syrups. Click on the flavoured syrups link on the left.

Thanks for reading,