Cocktail Recipes

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Rhubarb and Custard

This Rhubarb and Custard cocktail is a party favourite and sure to wow your guests. Made with Edinburgh Rhubarb and Ginger Gin and creamy advocaat, it’s a summer winner.

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La Bicyclette

A simple cocktail made with white wine, Campari and a good wedge of lemon. It’s important to use the correct wine; a dry, light and crisp Italian white wine is what you need.

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Gin Fizz

A sparkling Gin Fizz is the perfect cocktail for when you are entertaining. Mix gin with a handful of ingredients to create a refreshing drink that is the epitome of summer.

Believed to date back to the late 1880s, the Gin Fizz has certainly stood the test of time and is still today the cocktail of choice for many.

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Snowball

Traditionally drunk at Christmas time, the Snowball was particularly popular in the 1970s, but made a comeback in 2012 after Nigella Lawson admitted to being partial to one.

A Snowball is a mixture of Advocaat and lemonade and as with so many cocktails, there are a variety of differing recipes. The addition of gin is a warming surprise and really adds to the flavour. Buying a shop bought commercial version of Advocaat is fine, making it yourself really isn’t necessary.

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Sloe Gin Martini

The Slow Gin Martini was invented by Harry Craddock, a legendary cocktail maestro of the Savoy′s American Bar. It has a beautiful ruby hue and looks as fine as it tastes.

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Earl Grey Martini

It is thought that a lady called Audrey Saunders, owner of the Pegu Club in New York City and former bartender at Bemelmans Bar in New York′s Carlyle Hotel created the Earl Grey Martini. Gin and Earl Grey tea are combined to make this unusual and rather sophisticated cocktail that is sure to be a hit with your friends. The UK is a nation of tea lovers and gin lovers, so this Earl Grey Martini cocktail is the perfect combination.

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French Martini

The French Martini was invented in the 1980s in a Keith McNally′s New York City bar. The key ingredient that makes it a "French" Martini is the inclusion of a raspberry liqueur that has been produced in France since 1685.

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Dirty Martini

A Dirty Martini is a twist on the classic martini cocktail that has long been a favourite of aristocrats, 1920s flappers and the well-known British spy. While there are several variations on the traditional drink, the Dirty Martini is probably one on the better ones.

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Vodka Martini

A Vodka Martini is a cocktail made with vodka, vermouth and ice. It is made by combining the vodka, dry vermouth and ice in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass and then it is shaken or stirred. Traditionally it is garnished with a twist of lemon peel or olive.

James Bond’s drink of choice, he famously preferred his "shaken, not stirred"

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Screwdriver

The Screwdriver is a popular alcoholic highball cocktail made with vodka and orange juice. The basic drink is just the two ingredients, but there are many variations. It is an official International Bartenders Association cocktail and it is suggested that its name derives from the original tool used to stir the drink, a screwdriver!

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Cocktails & Mocktails

Wht not try this selection of cocktails & Mocktails

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Bijou

A Bijou is a cocktail made with gin, vermouth and chartreuse. It is thought to have been invented by Harry Johnson, writer of the Modern Bartender′s Manual -1900. The cocktail is called Bijou (French for jewel) because it combines the colours of three jewels; gin for diamond, vermouth for ruby and chartreuse for emerald.

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Ginger Fizz

Inspired by the Gin Fizz, the Ginger Fizz is peppery and refreshing on a warm summer’s evening. Unlike a lot of cocktails, this one isn’t too sweet and sickly.

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Aviation

The Aviation Cocktail was created in the early twentieth century by Hugo Ensslin, who was head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York.

Using Crème de Violette gives the cocktail a very distinctive blue hue and delicate violet floral notes.  

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