Italian Kiss

Not technically a cocktail as it uses only 2 ingredients, but as the drink is very balance, pretty and tasty with touch of fanciness it deserves a blog post.

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Made using a wild strawberry liqueur with actual little strawberries in, with this all you need to do is add prosecco and it garnishes itself. Probably left for special occasions this drink will have you craving more.

 

Tequila Manhattan

An unusual yet tasty twist on a classic drink, as Tequila Anejo has smokiness it can be used instead of whisky in a whisky based cocktail.

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60ml Anejo Tequila

15ml Sweet Vermouth

7ml Licor 43

Garnishes

Rum soaked cherry

Slice of cured meat.

Shaked ingredients together strain into lowball over ice. Finally garnish with meat rolled into a flower shape, and a rum soaked cherry.

Dry Martini

One of the oldest and most iconic cocktail known, this drink made Gin fashionable and took the edge of drinking neat spirits.

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60ml London Dry Gin

7ml Dry Vermouth

2 – 3 Dashes Orange bitters

Stir vigorously  for 20 seconds with ice then pour into a mini-coupe finally garnish with an olive.

Boulevardier

Similar to the Negroni but with a twist, exchanging the gin for a Rye gives this drink a more complicated smokey flavour than its gin relation.

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30ml Campari

30ml Sweet Vermouth

30ml Rye Whisky

Orange Twist for garnish

Add all liqueurs to shaker, shake with ice  then double strain into chilled coupe glass, finally garnish with orange twist.

French Martini

Sweet and enticing as well as a being a little fancy, the French Martini will leave you thirsty for more.

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50ml Pineapple Juice

37.5ml Vodka

20ml Chambord

3 Blackberries

Raspberry Pureé

Add all ingredients except raspberry pureé, into a shaker. Shake vigorously to plussize the blackberries and to create a foam. Double strain into chilled coupe glass. 

Lastly gently make 4 circles in the foam using the raspberry , then with the use of a straw go through the circles in a clockwork motion creating love hearts. 

The Original recipe doesn’t have blackberries in, I added them for extra colour and flavour.    

Negroni

An Italian classic preferably served before dinner as an aperitif to stimulate the appetite and wet the palate.

negroni

30ml Campari

30ml Gin

30ml Sweet Vermouth

Orange Twist for garnish

Add liqueurs into mixer glass then add icestir for a good 30 secondsstrain into a rocks glass over ice, finally squeeze  the orange twist over the drink then garnish with twist. 

Traditionally this drink uses London Dry style of gin, I used copperhouse as it’s very orange heavy complementing the campari and garnish.

 

Pornstar Martini

Created in 2006 by Lab bar in London this modern cocktail has taken the UK by storm, you’ll find this on most menus. Stylish with a dirty name, a tasty fruit and a money shot to follow.

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Serving  One

50ml Pineapple Juice

40ml Vanilla Vodka

20ml Passoa

15ml Lemon Juice

1/2 Passionfruit

Dash of Gomme

Garnish

25ml Prosecco

1/2 Passionfruit

Frost a Coupe glass cut open the Passion Fruit and scrape half into shaker add rest of ingredients  except prosecco shake with ice, double strain into coupe, garnish with half of passionfruit. Serve with a shot of Prosecco.