Something for the Weekend – 02/06/10

Here are this weekends cocktails mixed by Wayne Collins..

Puro Margarita

Ingredients

- 25ml/1fl oz lime juice
- ½ lime, zest only
- pinch pink sea salt
- 1 tbsp pure agave syrup
- 50ml/2fl oz agave tequila plata

Method

Mix the lime juice, lime zest, sea salt, agave syrup and tequila with a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.  Strain the cocktail into a coupette glass.

Tropical Paloma

Ingredients

- 1 lime wedge
- 25ml/1fl oz golden grapefruit juice
- 35ml/1¼fl oz gold tequila
- lemonade, to top up
- 1 tbsp passion fruit liqueur
- passion fruit pulp, to garnish

Method

Squeeze the lime juice into a sling glass (or tall glass), add the golden grapefruit juice and tequila and top up with lemonade. Stir the cocktail and then pour the tropical liqueur in a layer over the top.  Garnish with the passion fruit pulp.

Hope this helps,

Thanks for reading,

Andy

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Something for the Weekend – 21/03/10

Good morning,

Apologies for being a little late on posting last weekends recipes up.  I will make this a short but sweet post, here are the recipes (mixed by Wayne Collins of course).

Summer Sangaree

Ingredients

- 1 wedge fresh peach
- 1 wedge fresh apple
- 4 seedless grapes
- 1 lime, juice only
- 25ml/1fl oz pressed apple juice
- 25ml/1fl oz cognac
- 25ml/1fl oz crème de pêche
- 25ml/1fl oz white wine, preferably sauvignon blanc
- ginger ale, to top up
- fresh mint, to garnish

Method

Place the fruit into a large wine glass. Pour over the lime juice, apple juice, cognac, crème de pêche and white wine. Add a handful of ice and stir well.  Top up with ginger ale and garnish with fresh mint.

Watermelon Smash

Ingredients

- 1 small slice watermelon, skin and seeds removed, cut into cubes
- 1 tbsp watermelon liqueur
- 2 tsp fresh lime
- 35ml/1 fl oz silver tequila
- 6 fresh mint leaves
- mint sprig, to garnish

Method

Place the watermelon, watermelon liqueur, fresh lime, tequila and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker and muddle (lightly crush).  Add a handful of ice and shake well. Strain the cocktail into a tumbler filled with crushed ice. Garnish with the mint sprig.

That’s last weekends recipes from Something for the Weekend so be sure to check back later on in the week for more tasty recipes.

Thanks for reading,

Andy

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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

Method

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

Ingredients

- 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

Method

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,
Andy

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