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cocktails 2007


coctkails 2007

January Tampico

Long drink to serve to daughter who likes Campari on her birthday, 4-5 ice cubes 1⁄2 measure Campari 1⁄2 measure Cointreau 1⁄2 measure lemon juice 3 measures tonic water 1⁄2 slice orange

Campari is the commercial brand of a bitter aperitif flavoured with roots, herbs, fruits

Place ice and all other and spices. It was ingredients except orange slice in a glass. perfected in Milan Stir for 8-10 seconds. in the 1860s by Add orange slice and serve immediately. Gaspare Campari.

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coctkails 2007

February Alabama Fizz

Long drink to be served to wife while she makes dinner- after all it is her birthday this month. 8-10 ice cubes Gin is made by flavouring 11⁄4 measures gin neutral alcohol with extract 1⁄2 measure lime juice of Juniper and other aromatic 2 teaspoons sugar syrup items. While London Gin can 3-4 mint leaves be produced anywhere in the 21⁄2 measures soda water world, Plymouth Gin can only 1 small mint sprig be so named if it is produced in Plymouth. The first mention Place 5-6 ice cubes in shaker of a recipe involving juniper with gin, lime juice, sugar flavoured spirit comes from syrup and mint leaves. a treatise published in 1622 Shake for 8-10 seconds. in Amsterdam. Soldiers who Place remaining ice in a glass fought in Holland during the and strain drink over them. 30 years war brought back a taste for the drink, creating a Add the soda water and demand for it in England. mint sprig. Serve immediately.

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coctkails 2007

March Port and Guinness

Long drink to be served on St Patrick’s day. 1 can of Guinness 1 bottle of Port

Pour most of the Guinness into a pint glass. While waiting for it to settle, give what is left in the can to your favourite pony. When Guinness has settled add a good measure of port. When the foam turns purple the mix is just right. Drink immediately. Warning: Can lead to memory loss and appalling Irish accent.

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This cocktail

was invented on the legendary Johnson/ Sargeant pilgrimage to Cork, circa 2005.

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coctkails 2007

April

Pina Colada

Long drink to serve when you want to pretend you are in the Caribbean. 4-6 ice cubes 2 measure white rum 1 measure dark rum 3 measures pineapple juice 2 measures coconut cream Pineapple wedges

Pina Colada was invented in 1954 at the Caribe Hilton hotel in Peurto Rico. Originally the name Pina Colada, meaning Crush ice and place in a blend- ‘strained pineaper. Add white rum, dark rum, ple’ applied to pineapple juice and coconut only the pineapple cream. Blend. Pour into a glass juice, which was and decorate with pineapple strained to remove the pulp. wedge. (Umbrella optional).

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coctkails 2007

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Honeysuckle

Short drink to serve to prevent hayfever. 5-6 ice cubes 3⁄4 measure rum 1⁄2 fresh lime juice 1⁄2 measure runny honey

This is an example of a drink served

‘straight-up’. This

Place the ice and all means it is shaken or the ingredients in a shaker. Shake for 8-10 seconds. stirred with ice, then Strain into a glass. Serve immediately. strained into a glass.

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coctkails 2007

June Pimm’s cup

Long drink to serve in summer

1 cucumber Pimm’s was named after 4-5 ice cubes James Pimm’s, owner of 1 measure Pimm’s No 1 an oyster bar in London. 3 1⁄2 measures soda water In the 1840’s he served

a cup based on gin,

Wash the cucumber in flavoured with herbs and cold water. Cut a strip 1 spices. It was so well cm thick, 2 cm wide and received that in 1859 he 10cm long. marketed it as Pimm’s. Place ice, Pimm’s and twenty years later there soda water in a glass. were six different varieStir for 8-10 seconds. ties of Pimm’s based on Add the cucumber and gin, whisky, rye, cognac, serve immediately. rum and vodka.

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coctkails 2007

y l u J Mint Julep

Short drink to serve when you The Mint Julep is one have more mint than you of the oldest cocktails. know what to do with.

It was invented in the late 1700s in Virginia. To

6-8 mint leaves 2 mixing spoons caster sugar make sugar syrup put 4 tbsp water and 4 tbsp 3-4 crushed ice cubes 11â „4 measures bourbon caster sugar in a pan

and stir over low heat

Place the mint in a glass and until sugar dissolves. lightly crush with a pestle. Bring to boil for 1-2 Add sugar and crushed ice. Add bourbon and stir with a minutes without stirring. Cool. Keeps in the mixing spoon for 8-10 seconds. fridge for up to 2 weeks. Serve immediately.

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coctkails 2007

August Banana banshee

This is an Short drink to serve to a son who is reluctant to drink example of a but loves milkshakes on his smooth cockbirthday. tail. Smooth 5-6 ice cubes 2 measures crème de banane 1 measure crème de cacao 1 measure single cream Put ice into shaker with other ingredients. Shake for 8-10 seconds. Strain into a glass. Serve immediately.

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cocktails are those which are thick and creamy, due to milk, cream or eggs.

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coctkails 2007

September Moscow Mule

Long drink to serve on the last warm nights of summer. The Moscow Mule was 4-5 ice cubes the first promotional 1 measure vodka cocktail for vodka. It 1⁄4 measure lime juice 3 1⁄4 measures ginger beer was created in 1941 at the Cock ‘n’ Bull 1 slice unwaxed lime restaurant in HollyPlace the vodka, lime wood by the company who had bought the juice and ice in a glass. Smirnoff brand and wanted to introduce Add the ginger beer. it’s vodka to America. The restaurant owner Stir for 8-10 seconds. had a large stock of ginger beer, and Add the lime slice and this enabled him serve immediately. to get rid of it.

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coctkails 2007

october Tony’s special birthday

To be served to unsuspecting guests at a party. Bag of ice Many variations of this 1 bottle of sparkling wine drink can be made 1 bottle of brandy by adding whatever is Apple, orange and lemon, chopped into small pieces by lying around in the bar and needs ‘using up’. helpful wife (Don’t forget to Warning: Please let make her an Alabama Fizz) guests know that this Pour Sparkling wine into a large drink is pure alcohol, punch bowl with ice. rather than the usual Add a good swig of brandy alcohol/ non alcoholic and any other spirits that need mix people expect from finishing off. a punch, especially if Stir and taste. they are driving Add fruit and serve immediately.

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coctkails 2007

November Mulled wine

Hot drink to be served on bonfire night.

1â „2 orange 1â „2 lemon 1 bottle red wine 8 measures water 2 measures sugar syrup 2 sticks cinnamon 2 mixing spoons cloves Slice up orange and lemon. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and leave for 30 minutes. Heat gently, do not let it boil. Ladle into mugs. Serve immediately.

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coctkails 2007

December Hot Buttered Rum Cow

Hot drink to serve after a walk in the snow. 1 heaped teaspoon butter 2 mixing spoons caster sugar Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of cinnamon 1 measure white rum 3 measures hot milk Cream together butter, sugar and spices until smooth. Place in a mug with rum and hot milk. Stir for 6-8 seconds. Serve immediately.

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