Cocktails

An ‘Old Fashioned Cocktail

My Guilty Sin – An Old Fashioned!

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

Ice cubes

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!

*You can see the video of this cocktail being made by clicking on this link to my instagram page

Espresso Martini (Serves 2)

An Espresso Martini

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…?!

65ml vodka

75ml coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua or Tia Maria)

75ml hot espresso(see above)

6 coffee beans (optional)

  1. Chill 2 Martini glasses.
  2. Put the vodka, coffee liqueur and freshly brewed espresso into a cocktail shaker (or a lidded jam jar), with a handful of ice.
  3. 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

Negroni

A Negroni – the perfect Italian aperitif!

50ml Gin

50ml Campari

50ml Red Vermouth

1 slice of orange, halved

Ice

  1. Fill a glass with ice and pour over the ingredients, stir well, add the halved orange slice and serve – how simple is that?!