An ‘Old Fashioned Cocktail
This cocktail is my guilty sin! Make sure you make it with bourbon, not whisky, as the flavour of bourbon is sweeter whereas whisky has a smokier flavour – it really makes a difference in this cocktail, I like to use ‘Makers Mark’.
*You can see the video of this cocktail being made by clicking on this link to my Instagram Page
60ml Bourbon (see note above)
A piece of orange peel
1 teaspoon of sugar syrup
3 dashes of angostura bitters
Add the sugar syrup and the angostura bitters to a glass and with a few cubes of ice, hold the orange peel over the glass and squeeze it ‘to express the oils’ and then drop it into the glass, give everything a stir.
Add the Bourbon, stir again and serve…ahhh!
Espresso Martini (Serves 2)
Another of my favourite cocktails! If you haven’t got a cocktail shaker use a lidded jam jar. To create a creamy head on the cocktail make sure that the espresso is hot. This recipe will give you two servings – to share or not to share…?!
75ml coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua or Tia Maria)
75ml hot espresso(see above)
6 coffee beans (optional)
- Chill 2 Martini glasses.
- Put the vodka, coffee liqueur and freshly brewed espresso into a cocktail shaker (or a lidded jam jar), with a handful of ice.
- Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then strain into the glasses. Top each with 3 coffee beans, if you like.
*You can see the video of this cocktail being made by clicking on this link to my instagram page
50ml Red Vermouth
1 slice of orange, halved
- Fill a glass with ice and pour over the ingredients, stir well, add the halved orange slice and serve – how simple is that?!