Month: May 2016


Now spring is in full bloom I’ve been wanting to make a cocktail using wild flowers, at first I was going to either use buttercups or bluebells but luckily I did research first and both are poisonous, I went back to the drawing board and remembered about a common plant which is edible, the dandelion!


50ml Caorunn Gin

25ml Dandelion Syrup

25ml Lemon Juice

Egg White

Rhubarb Bitters

Dandelion Flower for garnish

Add Caorunn Gin, Lemon Juice, Dandelion Syrup to shaker, wet shake then double strain into boston glassadd egg white and dry shakepour into chilled coupe glassadd a splash of rhubarb bitters finally garnish with dandelion flower. 


This cocktail will brighten up your day with its golden yellow colour and bright flower garnish. It’s flavour is strong, sharp and sweet.

The reason I used Caorunn gin is because one of the botanicals is dandelion leaf which is unusual for a gin.



As kid I had this ice cream which had a little bubble gum sweet at the bottom they were called screwballs, I’ve made a drink similar in taste.


50ml Cherry Vodka

25ml Sugar Syrup

25ml Lemon Juice

Egg White


Lemon Wedge

Pour cherry vodka, sugar syrup and lemon juice into a shaker then wet shake, double strain into boston glass, then add egg white, dry shake then starin into a lowball with ice

Finally garnish with lemon wedge and cherry.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Daiquiris are a delicate balance of flavour, they should be sweet, tangy with a touch of strength from the rum, I’ve taken this to the next level, using fresh strawberries and spiced rum to give it a refreshing, tasty kick.

Strawberry Daiquiri

50ml Spiced Captain Morgan

Juice of Half a Lime

3 Strawberries

20ml Sugar Syrup

Dash of Fraise Syrup

Muddle the strawberries in shakeradd lime juice, syrup and rum, then double strain  into a coupe.



Creamy Dreamy

This one is heavenly, smooth and rich.

Creamy Dream

25ml Butterscotch Liqueur

25ml Irish Cream

125ml Milk

Add ingredients  to shaker with iceshake then strain into hiball with iceserve with a straw. 


Old Fashioned

This one is a classic and has survived the test of time, simple, strong and tasty just like they ought to be.

Old Fashioned

50ml Bourbon

Couple of dashes of Angostura Bitters

Sugar cube

Orange peel

The Old Fashioned is made by muddling sugar cube with a few dashes of water and bitters in a mixing glass, add ice then bourbonstir until glass is chilled.

Strain into rocks glass with ice, finally run the orange peel around the rim of the glass then drop into drink.