MARTINIThe Martini is an all-time classic cocktail and this is
a brilliant British twist. James Bond would surely be
shaken by the addition of mead, though Blackdown
demands the Dirty Blonde be stirred.
35ml Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin
25ml Blackdown Vermouth
25ml Lurgashall Reserve Mead
10ml brine water
Method: Stir all ingredients together for 30 seconds.
Pour into a well-chilled Martini glass. Garnish with
lemon zest and an olive.
CIROC ROCKSDid you know Ciroc is made using grapes, rather
than traditional vodka bases such as grain or potato?
The white grape juice and sparkling wine in this recipe
are a �tting nod to all things Ciroc, and with the orange
from Grand Marnier and the fresh lime juice, it really
is a fruity little number.
50ml white grape juice or apple juice
35ml Ciroc Vodka
10ml Grand Marnier
10ml fresh lime juice
sparkling wine to top
Glass: Champagne �ute
Method: Shake all ingredients except the sparkling
wine, �ne-strain into a Champagne �ute and top
with the wine. Garnish with a white grape or three.
The Daiquiri hails from Cuba and its most legendary
fan has to be Ernest Hemingway. The writer and bon
vivant was extremely well travelled and he was as
well known in Paris as Havana. Think of this drink
as a Parisian cocktail with a Cuban soul.
37.5ml Bacardí Superior Rum
25ml St-Germain elder�ower liqueur
25ml fresh lime juice
1 tsp of caster sugar
Method: Shake all ingredients and strain into a coupette.
BRAMBLEThe Bramble was created in good old London, at Fred's
Club in Soho. Dick Bradsell is the man behind the tipple,
and as its name suggests, the hedgerow provides
inspiration. Just be careful of the, er, brambles.
50ml Portobello Road Gin
30ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
15ml crème de mûre (blackberry) liqueur
Method: Shake the �rst three ingredients with ice
and strain into a glass with crushed ice. Drizzle the
liqueur over to create a 'bleeding' e�ect. Serve with
short straws and garnish with a blackberry.
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