Cocktail Recipes

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Long Black Russian

This is a variation on the traditional Black Russian Cocktail and has the addition of cola

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Black Russian

The Black Russian cocktail is made of 5 parts vodka and 2 parts coffee liqueur. It is served simply over ice, in a short tumbler and originates from Brussels in Belgium.

The cocktail gets its name from the main ingredient - vodka, a typical Russian spirit and the blackness of the coffee liqueur.

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White Russian

This is a vodka-based cocktail that also uses coffee liqueur and cream. It gets its name from the use of vodka as the main ingredient, a spirit that is hugely popular in Russia. However, the drink doesn’t actually originate from Russia, it was created in Brussels, Belgium.

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Cosmopolitan

As with many cocktails, the exact origin of the Cosmopolitan is widely disputed, but records show it has been created by different bartenders definitely since the 1970s and was most likely derived from New York City.

The Cosmopolitan is a vodka based drink containing cranberry, orange liqueur and citrus; the perfect party cocktail.

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Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary is a vodka based cocktail with tomato juice and other spices and flavourings, and in the United States it is usually consumed in the morning or early afternoon and is a popular hangover cure.

Invented in the early 1900s there are various theories as to the origin of the drink, as well as the origin of its name. As with a lot of cocktails, there are many variations and recipes listed for a Bloody Mary, but tomato juice and vodka are always the common ingredients.

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Rob Roy

The Rob Roy is a cocktail created in New York City in 1894 by a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. The drink was named in honour of the premiere of Rob Roy, an operetta by Reginald De Koven. Made with Scotch Whisky the Rob Roy can be made sweet, dry, or perfect. The standard Rob Roy is the sweet version, made with sweet vermouth, ‘dry’ is made with dry vermouth and a ‘perfect’ is made with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth.

A sweet Rob Roy Cocktail…..

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Hot Toddy

A Hot Toddy is also known as a Hot Whisky in Scotland and is a drink made of liquor, water, honey, herbs and spices and is served hot.

There are many differing Hot Toddy recipes and they are traditionally drunk before retiring for the night or in wet or cold weather. Some believe the drink has medicinal properties, relieving the symptoms of the cold and flu.

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Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned cocktail is a whisky based drink that is made by muddling sugar with bitters and then adding the alcohol. It is traditionally served in a short tumbler, called an Old Fashioned glass, named after the drink. It is garnished with a twist of citrus zest.

The drink was developed during the 19th century and given its name in the 1880s and is an International Bartenders Association official cocktail.

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Whisky Sour

A Whisky Sour is a cocktail containing whisky, lemon juice, sugar syrup and a dash of egg white. It is traditionally garnished with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.

The oldest historical mention of a whisky sour was published in the Wisconsin newspaper, Waukesha Plain Dealer, in 1870. Still popular today, the Whisky Sour is a cocktail that has stood the test of time.

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Godfather

The Godfather is a duo mixed drink made of amaretto and Scotch whisky. It is traditionally served over ice in an old-fashioned glass.

The origins of the Godfather are not entirely clear but Disaronno, an Italian amaretto liqueur producer claim that the cocktail, which appeared sometime in the 1970s, was a favourite of Marlon Brando, who played Vito Corleone in The Godfather movies.

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Cocktails & Mocktails

Wht not try this selection of cocktails & Mocktails

East India View cocktail Recipe

East India

The earliest record of an East India cocktail appearing in print was in 1882, when it featured in Harry Johnson’s famous bartenders manual. The pineapple syrup, brandy, curacao and Angostura Bitters work well together for a round and fruity cocktail that is very easy to drink.

Jersey View mocktail Recipe

Jersey

The non-alcoholic version of a Jersey Cocktail. Avoid the sugary brown apple juice and opt for freshly pressed instead.

Cherry Bomb View cocktail Recipe

Cherry Bomb

A combination of bourbon and cherry brandy is the perfect mix. It packs a hefty punch    and is a pretty cocktail that looks as good as it tastes.

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