A Kir Royale
This isn’t really a recipe as such, but I thought I’d post it, as if you’ve made the ‘Duck Breast with Raspberries’ (recipe here), you will have some creme de cassis in your cupboard which gives you the perfect excuse to make a Kir Royale!
For one glass:
1 tablespoon of creme de cassis
- Simply add the creme de cassis to a champagne flute and top with champagne!
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?!