Friday, 10 June 2016

Bobby Burns

Bobby Burns



1 measure sweet vermouth
1 measure Scotch whisky
3 dashes of Benedictine

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with a twist of lemon peel.

This is one of the best of the whisky cocktails, as befits a drink named in honour of Scotland's greatest poet.





Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Appetizer

Appetizer



1 measure gin
1 measure Dubonnet
juice of 1/2 orange

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with an orange slice.





Gin Fix

Gin Fix



1 tablespoon sugar
juice of 1/4 lemon
1 measure water
2 measures gin

Fill a tall tumbler two-thirds full with crushed ice. Add all the ingredients and stir well. Decorate the rim of the glass with slices of any fruits in season





Martini Sweet

Martini Sweet



2 measures gin
1 measure sweet vermouth

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass





Monday, 30 May 2016

Astoria

Astoria



1 dash of orange bitters
2 measures gin
1 measure dry vermouth

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass





White Lady

White Lady



1/2 measure lemon juice
1/2 measure Cointreau
1 measure gin

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with an orange slice speared with a cocktail cherry





Silver Streak

Silver Streak



1 measure kummel
1 measure gin

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass

Kummel is a colourless liqeur, flavoured with caraway





Tom Collins

Tom Collins



juice of 1/2 lemon
11/2 teaspoons caster sugar
2 measures gin
soda water to top up

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a tall tumbler. Add ice and a good dash of soda water. Decorate with lemon slices and cocktail cherries





Monkey Gland

Monkey Gland



3 dashes Pernod
3 dashes grenadine
1 measure orange juice
2 measures gin

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass








Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake



8 measures Canadian whisky
2 egg whites
2 measures lemon juice
a little sugar
5 dashes Pernod

Shake the ingredients together vigorously with ice and strain through a fine sieve into cocktail glasses.
6 servings.

Be careful with this drink. It is said to cure the bite, kill the snake or bring it out of the woodwork








Friday, 20 May 2016

Earthquake

Earthquake



1 measure gin
1 measure whisky
1 measure Pernod

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

This cocktail means what it says, and more than one should not be offered to the inexperienced!








Monday, 16 May 2016

One Exciting Night

One Exciting Night



1 dash of orange juice
1 measure of dry vermouth
1 measure of sweet vermouth
1 measure gin

Moisten the edge of a port glass or round wine glass and dip into castor sugar. Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into this glass. Decorate with a twist of lemon peel, if liked.









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Saturday, 14 May 2016

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise



Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

1 3/4 measures tequila
3 1/2 measures orange juice
1/2 measure grenadine

Stir the tequila and orange juice with ice cubes in a shaker or jug and strain into a tall tumbler. Add ice cubes then slowly pour in the grenadine. Allow to settle but stir once before drinking.


Tequila Sunrise cocktail







Viva Maria

Viva Maria



1 measure tequila
1/2 measure lime juice
1/4 measure maraschino
1/2 teaspoon grenadine
1/2 egg white

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a wide champagne glass filled with crushed ice. Decorate with a lemon slice, a lime slice and a cocktail cherry.









Margarita

Margarita


1 1/2 measures tequila
1/2 measure of cointreau
1 measure lemon or lime juice

Moisten the inner and outer edge of a cocktail glass with a slice of lemon or lime and dip in fine salt. Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into the glass.









Corcovado

Corcovado



1 measure blue Curacao
1 measure tequila
1 measure Drambuie
lemonade to top up

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a tall tumbler filled with crushed ice. Top up with lemonade and decorate with a slice of lemon or lime.
Serve with a straw











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Martini Extra Dry

Martini Extra Dry



2 measures gin
1 dash of dry vermouth

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with a stuffed olive or a twist of lemon peel.







Martini Dry

Martini Dry



2 measures gin
1 measure dry vermouth

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with a stuffed olive or a twist of lemon peel.







Martini

Martini



1 measure gin
1 measure dry vermouth

Shake the ingredients well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with a stuffed olive or a twist of lemon peel.