Thursday, 2 June 2011

Intermission - Cocktails

People often ask me, 'Evlkeith, what are the best cocktails?' Well, this is a massive subject and perhaps one that I am not qualified to write about. But I'll give it a go.

The three top cocktails in my mind are (in no particular order):

  • Gimlet Cocktail - famously named after the small t-shaped bradawl type tool. 1 measure gin and 1 measure lime cordial mixed in with half a glass of ice. Basically, gin and lime.

  • Salty Dog - appetisingly named and so simple to make. 1 measure of vodka and grapefruit juice to taste. Basically, vodka and grapefruit. 

  • Monkey Gland - finally a proper cocktail. 3 dashes Pernod, 3 dashes Grenadine, 1 measure of orange juice and 2 measures of gin. Mix all the ingredients together in your Alessi Boston shaker and make sure they are all nicely chilled before starting. Beautiful.

So, there you have it. Probably no surprises in that list, but a classic is a classic.

What a waste of time. If you watched all of that, you did better than me. He needs to learn something constructive, like knitting.

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