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
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
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
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
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,