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

Method

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

Method

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

Andy

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Something for the Weekend – 28/03/10

Good afternoon,

Yesterdays Something for the Weekend cocktail recipes were based around Easter.  This week, there was no Wayne Collins and so Salvatore Calabrese stepped up to make these great recipes.  Look out for the second recipe being served in chilled egg shell cases (they looked delicious).  Here they are.

Chocolate Mint Martini

Ingredients

- 4 fresh mint leaves
- 50ml/2fl oz vodka
- 1 tbsp crème de cacao
- 25ml/1fl oz sweet vermouth
- twist orange peel, to garnish

Method

Place the mint leaves into a mixing glass and muddle together (lightly crush). Add the vodka, crème de cacao and vermouth, with a handful of ice, and stir well.   Strain the cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with a twist of orange peel.

Easter Flip

- 1 free-range egg
- 25ml/1fl oz golden rum
- 1 tbsp vanilla syrup
- 25ml/1fl oz white chocolate liqueur
- 50ml/2fl oz white port
- pinch freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish

Method

Mix the egg, rum, syrup, chocolate liqueur and white port, with a handful of ice, in a Boston glass.  Strain the cocktail into a small wine glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.  Serve this cocktail in an empty egg shell for the full effect!

That’s this weekends cocktails, be sure to check out some further posts this week!

Thanks for reading,

Andy

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Cocktail Friday Time – Vienna Daiquiri

Good morning,

Firstly, apologies for the lack of blogging this week. We have some exciting new gifts here at The Cocktail Store that will be coming on the website soon! Anyways, more to the point… It’s cocktail friday and this weeks recipe will be using the much loved Havana Rum. I do really like this rum and what better way for using it than making a Daiquiri. Not your usual Daiquiri however, I have some Cinnamon Syrup from last weeks ‘syrup week’ in a nice chilled glass bottle in our fridge so I thought I would put that to some use. So here we have it, a sweet apple based drink that very much tastes like an apple strudle.

Vienna Daiquiri

Ingredients

- 25 ml of lime juice
- 10 ml of cinnamon syrup
- 60 ml of Havana Club Añejo 7 Años
- 1/4 apple

Method

Muddle the apple pieces in the bottom of the glass and then add all the other ingredients. Add ice and give it a good old shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Delightful!.

Well that’s this weeks cocktail friday, I was away last friday so didn’t have the chance to have a treat myself to a cocktail.

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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