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COCKTAILS The essential guide to new and old classics
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lemon lime and AbsoluT Royale bitters
COCO RE’AL BELVEDERE CJ’s VODKA CJ’s Cosmopolitan la boheemi Cheeni
FINEST CALL JOSE CUERVO KRAKEN RUM KWAI FEH
MARTIN MILLER’S GIN
Napoleon’s Festive Treat
Red brandy sunset
SAGATIBA VELHA sweet Heat
Cuervo sweet & Christmas Kraker Rose Petal Cuervo sharp Martini
MIDORI Cider House
NV ABSINTHE VERTE NV Max
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Martin Miller’s Gin
NV Absinthe Verte
elcome to our 6th cocktail pocket guide. This 2011/2012 Winter cocktail guide provides lots of different cocktails for you to try. There are lots of interesting cocktails to tempt you – simple to make, but very flavoursome. We’ve also got a few pre-mixed cocktail options which allow even the most remote bars to provide a cocktail offering. We’ve some new brands too in this issue – belvedere Vodka, Cactus Jack, De Kuyper, Finest Call, Jose Cuervo, Kwai Feh, leblon, Mandarine Napoleon, Martin Miller’s Gin, Passoã, skipper Rum and Tia Maria. Regular contributors include Angostura bitters, Coco Re’al, Disaronno, Kraken Rum, MiDoRi, NV Absinthe Verte and sagatiba Velha. This makes it our biggest cocktail offering to date.
Susan Young Editor
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ABSOLUT ROYALE Ingredients 15ml AbsoluT VoDKA 15ml AbsoluT RAsPbERRi 75ml Jacobâ€™s Creek Chardonnay Pinot Noir N.V. Raspberry
Method Add all ingredients into a chilled champagne flute or cocktail glass Garnish with a raspberry
Enjoy our brands responsibly
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15ml of lime cordial lemonade 6 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters
Method Add 15ml of lime cordial to a tall glass filled with ice. Top up with lemonade. Add 6 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime.
LEMON LIME AND BITTERS Ingredients
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BELVEDERE VODKA 6
MULLED COSMOPOLITAN Ingredients 50ml belvedere Citrus or orange 25ml mulled cranberry juice* 15ml lemon juice Dash premium triple sec
Method shake all ingredients with cubed ice and garnish with a 3 clove studded orange twist.* To Mull Cranberry Juice: simply warm 1 litre of ocean spray Cranberry juice with 5 drops of grapefruit bitters, 3 cinnamon sticks, 2 cloves and 4 orange twists. Allow to cool and serve. Will keep for 2-3 days if refrigerated.
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Chill, pour and sip.
CJ’s COSMOPOLITAN Method
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COCO RE’AL 8
LA BOHEEMI CHEENI Ingredients 50ml Kwai Feh lychee liqueur 50ml la Fee NV Absinth 50ml Coco Re’al
Method Place all in to boston glass with ice. shake well and double strain in to chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a fresh lychee.
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1 measure Disaronno Prosecco or Champagne
Method Place some cubed ice in a white wine glass.Â Pour in a measure of Disaronno and top up with Prosecco or Champagne.
DISARONNO SPARKLING Ingredients
Please drink Disaronno responsibly
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FINEST CALL 10
CHRISTMAS COLADA Ingredients 25ml white rum 25ml golden rum 50ml Finest Call Pina Colada mix 50ml orange juice 50ml pineapple juice
Method stir all through thoroughly. Garnish with ground cinnamon & nutmeg dusted pineapple wedge.
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CUERVO SWEET Ingredients Freezer 25ml Cuervo Especial Reposado Cinnamon Wedge of orange Friends
Method sprinkle cinnamon on orange. ice Cold Cuervo. orange. Group hug.
CUERVO SHARP Ingredients Freezer 25ml Cuervo Especial silver lime Friends
Method salt. ice Cold Cuervo. lime. Group hug.
0.95 units of alcohol per 25ml serve
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KRAKEN RUM 12
CHRISTMAS KRACKER Ingredients 50ml Kraken Rum 25ml Apple concentrate
Method built in mug then topped up with hot water. Garnish with apple slices, ground cinnamon sticks and nutmeg.
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20ml Kwai Feh 40ml Premium Gin 25ml Freshly squeezed lime juice 10ml Rose syrup Dash of egg white Dash lycee juice
ROSE PETAL MARTINI Ingredients
Method Chill the cocktail glass. shake all the ingredients in a shaker with cubed ice. strain into chilled glass.
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BRAZILIANAIRE DAIQUIRI Ingredients 1.5oz leblon 0.5oz Amereto 1oz Cinnamon gomme 1 freshly squeeze lime
Method Take a chilled martini glass wipe the rim with lime juice and dip in cinnamon sugar. Add lime wheel to the rim also. shake all your ingredients over ice in a boston tin and single strain into the prepped martini glass. Cocktail supplied by Viva brazil Glasgow.
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50ml Mandarine Napoléon Equal measures of apple juice and ginger ale orange wedge
Method Place all in to a tall glass with lots of ice. stir well. Garnish with orange wedge. Enjoy.
NAPOLÉON’S FESTIVE TREAT Ingredients
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MARTIN MILLER’S GIN 16
NEGRONI Ingredients 25ml Martin Miller’s Gin 25ml Red Vermouth 25ml Campari
Method stir in rocks glass with cubed ice. Garnish with a slice of orange.
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30ml Dark Rum 40ml MiDoRi 120ml Hot Fresh (Cloudy) Apple Juice 2 Dashes of Angostura bitters
CIDER HOUSE Ingredients
Method build into a heatproof glass or mug, stir then garnish with a large cinnamon sugar sprinkled apple slice.
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NV ABSINTHE VERTE 18
NV MAX Ingredients 50ml NV Absinthe Verte 250ml Red bull (1can) ice
Method Fill a highball glass with ice. Add 50ml NV Absinthe Verte. Top with Red bull.
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25ml sagatiba Velha 1 strawberry 1 bowl of Chilli sugar
Method Pour 25ml of sagatiba Velha into a shot glass. Dip the strawberry into the sagatiba Velha. Dip the sagatiba Velha soaked strawberry into the chilli sugar. Drink the shot and eat the strawberry afterwards.
SWEET HEAT Ingredients
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SKIPPER TREACLE Ingredients 50ml skipper Rum 25ml Apple Juice 5ml Cinnamon syrup Dash Angostura bitters
Method stir over ice in Rock glass. Garnish with orange Twist.
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1 measure Tia Maria 1 measure vanilla vodka Whipped cream
Method Fill a tumbler with cubed ice. Pour in the Tia Maria and vanilla vodka and top with whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate shavings and a vanilla bean.
TIA WHITE Ingredients
Please drink Tia Maria responsibly
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RED BRANDY SUNSET Ingredients 1 measure Three barrels brandy 0.5 measure De Kuyper Creme De Cassis Top up with lemonade
Method in a highball glass half filled with cubed ice, build the ingredients in the following order: first the Three barrels brandy, then the De Kuyper Creme De Cassis. Top up with lemonade. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Please drink De Kuyper responsibly
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1/3rd Passoã Passion
Fruits 2/3rds orange Juice
VIVA PASSOÃ Ingredients
Mix together with ice, adding a slice of lemon to finish.
Please drink Passoã responsibly
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ABSOLUT Vodka AbsoluT is a global icon as well as being the world’s number one premium vodka, and the world’s fourth largest spirit brand. Made exclusively from natural ingredients, AbsoluT is 40% AbV and every single drop is produced at one source – Ahus in southern sweden. AbsoluT is distilled hundreds of times using a technique called continuous distillation, contains no added sugar and is produced from only winter wheat.
Angostura Bitters Made with the same original recipe since 1824, the world famous Angostura® aromatic bitters remains the quintessential and definitive ingredient for classic and contemporary cocktails. Angostura® aromatic bitters does as much for non-alcoholic ‘soft’ drinks as it does for your favourite cocktail. Now joined by Angostura® orange bitters for a deep citrus buzz, there’s no excuse for not adding a few dashes of the essential ingredient and no bar is complete without it.
Belvedere Vodka The world’s first super premium vodka, belvedere represents the pinnacle of the Polish vodka-making tradition. Distilled exclusively from the finest Dankowskie Gold Rye and quadruple distilled to create the perfect balance of character and purity, belvedere Vodka is the true expression of luxury vodka. Completely additive-free and diluted with water from belvedere’s own artesian well, this is a vodka that combines over 600 years of vodka producing expertise with an uncompromising commitment to quality and heritage.
Cactus Jack’s pre-mixed cocktails synonymous with the glamorous life of film stars in the 1940s and 50s, cocktails are once again firmly back in vogue. iCb have been quick to recognise the significance of the trend and now have three pre-mixed cocktails that combine the fun and glamour associated with the drink of screen legends with a perfect serve convenience. Cactus Jack’s Cosmopolitan, redolent of racy and sophisticated New York living, and Mojito, based on the world famous drink reputed to have been invented in Havana join Cactus Jack’s Margaritas – the original pre-mix. For sales information contact interContinental brands on 01642 256154.
Coco Re’al contains real coconut from the Dominican Republic, providing superb flavour for all your cocktail and baking needs. The unique ‘simply squeeze’ bottle allows you to conveniently pour and store Coco Re’al, with no refrigeration required! its upside down bottle design guarantees no waste and smooth product flow from beginning to
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end. so go ahead and ‘simply squeeze’ Coco Re’al when your favourite cocktail calls for cream of coconut. www.cocoreal.com
De Kuyper De Kuyper is the largest producer of quality cocktail liqueurs in the world. Produced in Holland since 1695 using the highest quality raw ingredients, De Kuyper has an award winning range of 100 different varieties offering the consumer a liqueur and cocktail ingredient suiting all occasions.
Disaronno Amaretto Disaronno is known as the world’s favourite italian liqueur and the original Amaretto. The fusion of Madagascan vanilla and caramalised sugar ensures Disaronno is extremely stylish and full of character. Highly creative and enjoyed all year round, Disaronno is used within a wide variety of cocktail recipes and can be mixed with fresh fruit juices, ginger ale, sours or just on the rocks. Enjoy Disaronno responsibly.
Finest Call Finest Call is manufactured at American beverage Marketers’ state-ofthe-art production facility in New Albany, indiana. These bartender designed cocktail mixes are well balanced with full flavour, aroma and consistency whether shaken, stirred, built, frozen or blended. Finest Call has become the worldwide industry standard for delivering the perfect cocktail enabling anyone to pour consistent high quality world famous cocktails every time. only two ingredients: the spirit and the mix! www.finestcall.com
Jose Cuervo over 200 years ago Jose Antonio de Cuervo acquired land in the rich lava fields of the tequila volcano from the King of spain. His purpose was to cultivate the sacred plant indigenous to those mineral-rich lands – blue agave – and to create a fine, unique spirit: Tequila Cuervo. Today, at the same distillery, the oldest in latin America, the Cuervo family continues to produce its unique range of tequilas enjoyed the world over. Cuervo Especial Reposada, aged in oak barrels, contains all the magic of the blue agave and Cuervo Especial silver has a lighter crisper taste. both Cuervo Reposada and the silver are best enjoyed ice cold.
The Kraken Rum like the sea monster, the Kraken rum is black and powerful. Distilled on Trinidad & Tobago and fermented from naturally sweet molasses made from sugar cane grown on the nearby riverbanks. The rum is aged in oak barrels for between 12 to 24 months before being blended with a range of 14 different spices including cinnamon, ginger and clove.
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Kwai Feh Kwai Feh is the pure essence of fresh lychee fruit captured in a light, sweet, natural tasting liqueur, and can be served at room temperature, but is best chilled over ice. it is perfect for all occasions, both as a cocktail and as an after dinner drink.
Leblon Cachaça leblon is made in the heart of brazil at the Maison leblon, brazil’s Finest Distillery – a showcase for making fine Cachaça in brazil. Gilles Merlet, the renowned Master Distiller, originally from Cognac, France, now in brazil, creates the world-class Cachaça using techniques from his native land of France. Gilles rests the final distillate in Xo Cognac casks from France, giving leblon an extra-special touch. As a result, leblon Cachaça has a delicate, fruity nose, combined with an ultra smooth finish.
Mandarine Napoleon The Mandarine Napoleon liqueur originates from 1892. The discovery made by Antoine-Francois de Fourcroy was refined according to a recipe with cognac, mandarin orange peel from Andalusia, sicily and Corsica, and a secret mix of herbs and spices. Allowing it to mature for three years gave Mandarine Napoleon an even richer taste. Today Mandarine Napoleon is still a real conqueror. The well-known liqueur with its undisputed taste has won many international awards and is sold in 137 countries around the world, savoured with the same pleasure as Napoleon did 200 years ago. www.mandarinenapoleon.com
Martin Miller’s Gin so after all the effort of selecting botanicals from all the globe, Rob, our master distiller sweating blood and tears to get the right mix, and then a 1,500 mile journey to blend our gin with the purest water we could find on the planet. How does it taste? At 40% AbV you get a lovely strong citrus nose and taste, with the juniper notes emerging half way through, and a lovely clean, soft finish.
MIDORI MiDoRi, with its refreshing taste of honeydew melon and its distinctive emerald green colour, is easy to mix and perfect for any occasion. it has gained an outstanding reputation among lealding bartenders and cocktail designers worldwide for its outstanding quality and superb versatility. Available today in more than 30 countries around the world, MiDoRi has become a truly international premium liqueur brand among young people. www.midori-world.com
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NV Absinthe la Fee Absinthe has spent the last decade reviving the absinthe category, and is now taking absinthe to the mainstream consumer with NV Absinthe Verte. At 38% AbV, NV is modern, mixable and affordable. Enjoy straight-up or with a mixer. NV has a medium-sweet creamy soft and gentle aroma with hints of vanilla and liquorice on the palate with bitter sweet, spicy undertones. Find out more at www.laFeeNV.com
Passoã Passoã is an easy to drink, easy to mix liqueur. A refreshingly light and exotic fruit blend with dominant flavour of passion fruit. its delicious taste is enjoyed the world over, being the number one liqueur in Puerto Rico, number two in Holland and number three in belgium. Mix with fruit juice, especially apple and orange, and transfer your mind to partying with friends and other cocktail lovers on a brazilian beach.
Sagatiba Velha sagatiba Velha is a selection of the finest brazilian pot still Cachaça, slowly aged in noble wood barrels. The result is a Cachaça that embodies care and attention to every last detail – a golden liquid with a fruity aroma and full-bodies flavour. ‘Exceptional’ 92 out of 100 points – The Chicago beverage institute (bti). www.sagatiba.com
Skipper Rum This rum is a traditional Guyanian dark rum with the unique stamp of quality ‘Demerara’. Distilled from sugar can and molasses, aged in oak casks before blending. Packed full of caramel, treacle, vanilla and toffee flavours. A bartenders’ secret and is said to one of the best rums to mix with coke. it’s owned by scottish company Marblehead, and hasn’t change its bottle design in 30 years.
Tia Maria Tia Maria is an intriguing dark liqueur with the intense aroma of high quality Arabica coffee and a Jamaican rum spirit. Tia Maria has a distinctive aroma of freshly roasted coffee with delicate hints of chocolate and exotic vanilla complimenting each other perfectly to leave a lasting impression with every taste. Enjoy Tia Maria responsibly.
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Published on Apr 10, 2012