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,


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


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


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


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,