Something for the Weekend – 11/04/10

Good morning,

Well the cocktails returned this weekend after Something for the Weekend skipped a weekend and they were made by cocktail maestro, Wayne Collins.  Spring has been in the air recently and because of that, these cocktails were themed around Spring.  I hope you enjoy them!

Cabernet Caipirihna

Ingredients

- ½ lime, quartered
- 4 fresh blackberries
- 2 tsp vanilla syrup
- 2 tsp blackberry liqueur
- 25ml/1fl oz caçhaca (sagatiba)
- 50ml/2fl oz cabernet cauvignon
- lime slice, to garnish
- blackberry, to garnish

Method

Place the lime, blackberries, vanilla syrup, blackberry liqueur and caçhaca into a cocktail shaker, with a handful of ice, and shake well.   Strain the cocktail into a tumbler filled with crushed ice and top up with the cabernet cauvignon. Garnish with a slice of lime and a blackberry.

Spring Spritzer

Ingredients

- 25ml/1fl oz orange flavoured vodka
- 25ml/1fl oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 2 tsp grenadine syrup
- 75ml/3fl oz viognier wine
- sparkling apple juice, to top up
- apple slice and blood orange slice, to garnish

Method

Add a handful of ice to a large wine glass, then add the vodka, orange juice, grenadine syrup and viognier.  Fill up the glass with sparkling apple juice and garnish with a slice of apple and blood orange.

Thats it for this weeks Something for the Weekends cocktails.

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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