Cocktails

Posted: January 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Cocktails

Long Island Ice Tea

The Long Island Ice Tea may not look like much, but don’t let that throw you - this tangy mixture is my personal favourite. The Long Island Ice Tea is the strongest of all long cocktails because of all its ingredients, but they all work in harmony which leaves you with a delicious refreshing citrus flavour.   Take a cocktail shaker and add equal parts of rum, vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec. With this, add just less than… More

Posted: January 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Cocktails

Pina Colada

The old Pina Colada, is a bit Dell Boy for my liking, I couldn’t take myself seriously if I was ever caught drinking one. In saying that, if you’re lucky enough to be enjoying some sun and fancy something sweet, there aren’t many quite as refreshing as an ice cold Pina Colada.   Pour in two measures of your favourite rum, a dash of Malibu, a dollop of coconut cream and a few sloshes of pineapple juice into… More

Posted: January 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Cocktails

White Russian

 I’m not the greatest lover of creamy drinks, but the White Russian is an absolute classic which brings a smile to practically everyone’s face. The sweet and comforting drink, is easy to make and goes down even easier. As with most cocktails there are lots of variations, but I think the best mixture is to get a cocktail shaker full of ice and pour in 50ml of Baileys Irish Cream, 25ml of Kahlua, 25ml of Vodka and a… More

Posted: January 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Cocktails

Manhattan

The Manhattan is an old fashioned drink, but a real gentleman’s choice which reminds me of cigars, Frank Sinatra and machine guns.   The Manhattan is a real chic choice and will certainly put hairs on your chest. To make the perfect Manhattan, shake together a double measure of your favourite bourbon whiskey, just less then half a measure of sweet red vermouth. Add a literally a couple of drops of Angostura bitters, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.   … More

Posted: January 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Cocktails

Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise may not have the same status of refinement as some of its counterparts, but it is still an excellent summer drink that is (too) easy to drink. Simple shake orange juice and as much tequila as you like (I’d recommend 50ml but feel free to go crazy), into a high ball glass filled with ice. The drink is named a Tequila Sunrise, as when you dribble the grenadine in slowly, it will sink to the bottom… More

Posted: January 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Cocktails

Classic Margarita

The classic Margarita is the ideal cocktail if you’re looking for some retro chic, but be warned it certainly isn’t for the faint hearted. The Margarita has its own margarita glass, but in a more formal setting it may be served in a cosmopolitan glass. This hard hitting but refreshing mixture is all about the blend of tequila, triple sec and lime juice. There are various theories on what is the ideal combination, but I would advocate a… More

Posted: January 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Cocktails

Classic Cosmopolitan

Our next classic cocktail is the Cosmopolitan, which of course has been made a house hold name by the ladies of Sex in the City. Be warned, ordering a ‘Cosmo’ is strictly only an option for females, ordering one even within the campest of homosexual communities will raise an eyebrow.   The Cosmopolitan should be served in a chilled Martini glass, which is why it is sometimes mistakenly thought of as a member of the Martini family. In a shaker full… More

Posted: January 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Cocktails

Classic Martini

      To make the classic Martini one would use gin as the base, but if you’re feeling like James Bond you could use vodka instead. Or if you’re plain wild use a mixture of the two. Which ever spirit you choose, pour five parts of it to one part of dry vermouth into cocktail shaker full of ice.   Even if you’re feeling bond like, never shake the mixture, but calmly stir it as you will water… More

Posted: January 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Cocktails

Classic Mojito

To glimpse some Latino sunshine while in grey England, simply make the perfect Mojito…   Take a preferably cool, branded Medium Cooler Glass or even a Tall Cooler Glass if you’re feeling thirsty. Firstly rinse, roll and chop two limes, add a good handful of fresh mint leaves with two teaspoons of brown sugar. Squirt in a little soda water, pour in as much of your favourite rum as your dare, and muddle together furiously.     Now fill to the top… More