A Happy New Year! Mixologist Wayne Collins Creates the Nandos Extra Extra Hot PERi-Mary and PERi-rita

We would just like to say a big Happy New Year from us all here at The Cocktail Store.  I hope you have all enjoyed some festive cocktails, we had some great cocktails on Christmas day to welcome the guests in, we opted for some fizz too (any excuse).  Well I though I would welcome in the New Year with a couple of new recipes from celebrity mixologise Wayne Collins created especially for Nando’s.

Catering for the nation’s increasing demand for something spicy, Nando’s fan and celebrity mixologist Wayne Collins has created two fiery bespoke cocktails revealing Nando’s Extra Extra Hot PERi-PERi Sauce as his secret ingredient. His unique recipes combine the piquant flavour of the famous African birds-eye PERi-PERi Chilli (synonymous with Nando’s) with two deliciously refreshing combinations, each designed to tantalise the taste buds and guaranteed to add a kick to the festive proceedings.

PERi–Mary

The PERi-Mary is a spicier twist on the classic, great to enjoy on a night out or simply when chilling out over a lazy brunch with friends.

Wayne comments:

“This is a fantastic and contemporary twist on the world renowned brunch drink the Bloody Mary but using Nando’s Extra Extra Hot PERi PERi Sauce. The rich and addictive, super spicy kick of this sauce really harmonises with the fresh sweetness of the bell pepper and juicy tomato so no need for any extra spicy seasoning – Nando’s has it all!”

Recipe

- 2 x 25ml measures of vodka infused with ½ teaspoon of Nando’s Extra Extra Hot PERi PERi Sauce

- 1 pinch sea salt

- 5ml freshly squeezed lime juice

- 1 teaspoon tomato ketchup

- 25ml freshly extracted bell pepper juice

- 50ml pressed tomato juice

PERi-rita

An elegant and sharp drink which combines fresh lime juice which, coupled with the warm heat of tequila makes it the ideal thirst quencher, suitable for any cocktail party.

Wayne describes:

“This is a tantalising and morish take on the classic margarita with fresh agave sweetened lime given a kick with a good jerk of Nando’s Extra Extra Hot PERi PERi Sauce that is all at once calmed and cooled with fresh crushed cucumber.”

Recipe

- ½ teaspoon Nando’s Extra Extra Hot PERi-PERi Sauce

- 1 x 25 ml measures of Tequila

- 1 x tablespoon of chopped cucumber

- 20ml fresh squeezed lime juice

- 10ml agave syrup

If you don’t know where to buy the Nando’s Extra Extra Hot PERi-PERi Sauce, it has an rrp of £1.99 for a 125ml bottle and is available to buy from Asda, Tesco, Nando’s restaurants and online at www.nandos.co.uk

Well, there are going to be plenty updates throughout the coming months with the latest recipes, product reviews and new launches of course!  It is going to be an exciting year for us here at The Cocktail Store and look forward to hearing all about your cocktails!

Enjoy responsibly,

Andy

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Did you watch Kirsty & Phils Perfect Christmas? A Spiced Pear Martini Anyone?

Hello,

I’ve just finished watching Kirsty and Phil’s Perfect Christmas on channel 4.  I thought you may be interested in knowing the recipe for the Spiced Pear Martini… Here it is:

Spiced Pear Martini

Spiced Pear Martini

Ingredients:
- 50ml pear vodka
- A splash of sugar syrup
- Juice of half a lemon
- 50ml of ginger liqueur
- A scrape of cloves

Add the sugar syrup to the pear vodka.

Squeeze the lemon and add the juice to your vodka and syrup mix.

Pour in the ginger liqueur.

Add plenty of ice and a sprinkling of cloves.

Shake, strain, garnish with a thin slice of pear and serve!

SIMPLE!

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Limoncello Yellow Belly Martini

Good evening,

Well, supposedly the sunshine is on its way and what better way to enjoy the sun, than with a refreshing cocktail!  I was having a look through a few cocktail recipe books recently and thanks to Twitter and the guys at The Cocktail Club, I decided on a great refreshing Limoncello cocktail, here it is…

Yellow Belly Martini

- 1 shot citroen vodka

- 1 shot of freshly squeezed lemon juice

- 1 shot limoncello liqueur

- 1/8 shot of sugar syrup

- 1/2 shot of chilled mineral water

Method

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a lemon zest twist.

Now this drink is very ‘lemon’ in tasting as you would expect, but it really is a great refreshing cocktail and one that must be enjoyed in the sunshine!

Hope you like,

Thanks for reading,

Andy

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Something for the Weekend – 09/06/10

Good evening,

I have just added last weeks recipes from Something for the Weekend, even though I watched the show last week, we have been very busy at The Cocktail Store this week so not had chance to upload them.  Anyway this weekend Wayne Collins gave us a couple of fantastic forgotten Vodka cocktails.  So here they are…

Balalaika

Ingredients

- 25ml/1fl oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 small free-range egg white
- 2 tsp fine caster sugar
- 50ml/2fl oz vodka
- 25ml/1fl oz triple sec
- bitters, to serve

Method

Place the lemon juice, egg white, sugar, vodka and triple sec into a cocktail shaker, with a handful of ice.  Shake well, then strain the cocktail into a coupette glass. Garnish with the angostura bitters.

Pink Martini

Ingredients

- 3 dashes orange bitters
- 50ml/2fl oz chilled vodka
- 20ml/¾fl oz dry vermouth
- 2 tsp grenadine syrup
- lemon twist, to garnish

Method

Place the orange bitters, vodka, vermouth and grenadine syrup into a cocktail mixer with a handful of ice.   Shake well, then strain the cocktail into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

That’s all for this weekends recipes from Wayne Collins,

Until next time…

Andy

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Something for the Weekend – 25/04/10

Good evening,

Apologies for being a little bit delayed this week…  This weeks cocktails were once again made by Wayne Collins, however one recipe is for a ‘Mocktail’ this week.  If you haven’t heard of the word ‘Mocktail’ before, it refers to a cocktail that doesn’t contain alcohol.  Here are the recipes…

Start Me Up (Mocktail)

Ingredients

- 1 free-range egg, preferably organic
- 1 small banana
- 1 tbsp runny honey
- 50ml/2fl oz pomegranate juice
- 50ml/2fl oz milk
- 50ml/2fl oz guarana drink

Method

Blend all of the ingredients, with a handful of ice, in a blender until smooth.

Run a Tab

Ingredients

- handful mixed summer berries
- 2 tsp grenadine syrup
- 50ml/2fl oz orange isotonic fruit drink
- 25ml/1fl oz raspberry vodka
- champagne, to top up

Method

Mix the mixed berries, grenadine syrup, isotonic drink and raspberry vodka in a cocktail shaker.   Strain the cocktail into a champagne flute and top up with champagne.

That’s all for this week.

Until next week,

Andy

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