Something for the Weekend – 11/04/10

Good morning,

Well the cocktails returned this weekend after Something for the Weekend skipped a weekend and they were made by cocktail maestro, Wayne Collins.  Spring has been in the air recently and because of that, these cocktails were themed around Spring.  I hope you enjoy them!

Cabernet Caipirihna

Ingredients

- ½ lime, quartered
- 4 fresh blackberries
- 2 tsp vanilla syrup
- 2 tsp blackberry liqueur
- 25ml/1fl oz caçhaca (sagatiba)
- 50ml/2fl oz cabernet cauvignon
- lime slice, to garnish
- blackberry, to garnish

Method

Place the lime, blackberries, vanilla syrup, blackberry liqueur and caçhaca into a cocktail shaker, with a handful of ice, and shake well.   Strain the cocktail into a tumbler filled with crushed ice and top up with the cabernet cauvignon. Garnish with a slice of lime and a blackberry.

Spring Spritzer

Ingredients

- 25ml/1fl oz orange flavoured vodka
- 25ml/1fl oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 2 tsp grenadine syrup
- 75ml/3fl oz viognier wine
- sparkling apple juice, to top up
- apple slice and blood orange slice, to garnish

Method

Add a handful of ice to a large wine glass, then add the vodka, orange juice, grenadine syrup and viognier.  Fill up the glass with sparkling apple juice and garnish with a slice of apple and blood orange.

Thats it for this weeks Something for the Weekends cocktails.

Thanks for reading,

Andy

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Something for the Weekend – 17/01/10

I will be continuing to update the Blog every sunday with the cocktail recipes that Wayne Collins creates during the show.  Those who have been following the old Blog will know that there are some great cocktails that are easy to make on show.  There are two cocktails every weekend.

Berry Caipirinha

Berry Caipirinha

The Berry Caipirinha is a delicious fruity cocktail that is like a younger brother to the original lime fueled Caipirinha.

Recipe

1 strawberry
3 raspberries
2 blackberries
4 blueberries
2 tsp caster sugar
20ml fresh lime juice
35ml cachaça
15ml blackberry liqueur
selection berries, to garnish

Method

Blend the berries, sugar and lime juice in a blender with a handful of ice (you can muddle the fruits in the base of the glass if you prefer).  Transfer the mixture to a tumbler and top the glass up with the cachaça and blackberry liqueur. Fill the glass with more crushed ice and garnish with the berries.

Garnish

Your choice of berries.

Banana Colada

Banana Colada

Any type of Colada reminds me of sandy beaches and blue seas, so if you think the same, surely it will feel a bit better than looking out of your window seeing the white-wash of snow still remaining.

Recipe

20ml fresh pineapple juice
50ml gold rum
15ml banana liqueur
15ml coconut syrup
½ ripe banana
4 chunks fresh pineapple
slice banana, to garnish

Method

Blend the ingredients with a handful of ice in a blender until smooth.  Pour the cocktail into a large wine glass and garnish with the banana slice.

Garnish

You can garnish with a slice of banana or a chunky piece of pineapple, whichever you prefer.

There will be two different cocktails every week (I will try and update every Sunday if I can get online).  Enjoy these cocktails!


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