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 – 28/02/2010

Good afternoon,

This mornings cocktails were themed around the St David’s day.  The date of March 1st was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David on that day in 589, and has been celebrated by followers since then. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century.  So here are this weekends cocktails…

Red Dragon

- 1 free-range egg white, preferably organic
- 25ml/1fl oz gin, preferably Welsh
- 25ml/1fl oz Galliano
- 25ml/1fl oz lemon juice
- 2 tsp pomegranate syrup
- fresh mint sprig, to garnish

Method

Place the egg white, gin, Galliano, lemon juice and pomegranate syrup into a cocktail shaker, with a handful of ice, and shake well.  Strain the cocktail into a coupette glass and garnish with the mint sprig.

Sling in the Valleys

- 35ml/1¼fl oz whisky, preferably Welsh
- 1 tbsp blackberry liqueur
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- sparkling apple juice, to top up
- apple slice and blackberry, to garnish

Method

Place the whisky, blackberry liqueur and lemon juice into a highball glass, with a handful of ice and stir well.  Top the cocktail up with the sparkling apple juice and garnish with the slice of apple and blackberry.

Be sure to check out this weeks blog entries for more recipes, videos and reviews.

Signing off,

Andy

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Something for the Weekend – 21/02/2010

Good evening,

My apologies for not updating the blog with Something for the Weekends cocktails as much as I should, but those of you who visit on a weekly basis will see that we have had an overhaul and redesigned/rebranded The Cocktail Store.  We hope you find it easier to navigate and easier to use.  Anyhow, last sundays recipes were themed around the winter Olympics and here they are (they were mixed by Something for the Weekend regular Wayne Collins).

Ski Slope Cocktail

Ingredients

½ lemon, zest only
35ml/1¼fl oz cognac
1 tbsp apricot liqueur (available from specialist suplliers)
2 tsp maple syrup
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
coconut flakes, to garnish

Method

Place the lemon zest, cognac, apricot liqueur, maple syrup and yoghurt into a boston glass with a handful of ice and shake hard.  Strain the cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with the coconut flakes.

Winter Gold Cocktail

Ingredients

3 dashes angostura bitters
2 tsp passion fruit syrup (available from specialist suppliers)
25ml/1fl oz whiskey, preferably Canadian
50ml/2fl oz ice wine, preferably Canadian
edible gold flakes, to sprinkle

Method

Add the angostura bitter, passion fruit syrup, whiskey and ice wine to a mixing glass with a handful of ice and shake well.  Strain the cocktail into a small wine glass and garnish with the gold flakes.

These recipes are from the BBC website and can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/somethingfortheweekend

The blog is going to feature many more recipes as we will be updating it on a regular basis.  We hope you find it a good read.

Thanks for reading,

Andy

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Something for the Weekend – 24/01/09

Hello,

Well yesterdays cocktails were looking very tasty! I haven’t got any pictures this week (bad times I know) but don’t worry there will be more recipes this week that will have some great piccies with them so you can see before you try (good times!).  Here are this weeks cocktails..

Eccentric Old Fashioned

For the spiced apple and clove syrup
200g Bramley apple sauce
200ml apple juice
4 cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground allspice

For the cocktail
1 piece lemon zest
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters (or other bitters)
15ml spiced apple and clove syrup (see above)
50ml single malt whisky
orange zest, to garnish

Method

1. For the spiced apple and clove syrup, heat all the ingredients in a saucepan until boiling. Reduce the heat until the mixture is simmering and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Strain the mixture through a sieve and set aside to cool.
2. For the cocktail, mix the lemon zest, bitters, spiced apple and clove syrup and whisky together, with a handful of ice, in a mixing glass.
3. Strain the mixture into a tumbler and garnish with the orange zest.

The Highlander

1 tsp lemon juice
35ml blended whisky
15ml peach liqueur
20ml pressed apple juice
cream soda
peach and apple wedges, to garnish

Method

1. Mix the lemon juice, scotch, peach liqueur, apple juice in a mixing glass with a handful of ice.
2. Strain the mixture into a highball glass and top with cream soda. Garnish with the peach and apple wedges.

These recipes are from the BBC website and can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qg5gh

Hope you enjoy the cocktails.

Andy

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