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MacDaddy Cocktail

Mac Daddy Cocktail
image: www.bbc.co.uk/food

This is a variation on the classic whisky mac by Wayne Collins. It’s a Whisky based cocktail that’s great for kicking off your Burns night dinner of Haggis with Whisky Cream Sauce and Orkney Clapshot!

Serves; 1 – Gluten free*

Ingredients

  • Dash whisky bitters
  • 1 strip orange zest
  • 25ml/1fl oz Scotch whisky
  • 25ml/1fl oz ginger liqueur
  • A piece of thinly sliced lemon zest, to garnish

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and stir to mix.
  2. Strain into a whiskey tumbler over ice, garnish with lemon zest and serve.

Enjoy responsibly….

 

*Gluten Free – Although I make every effort to ensure that the ingredients list are gluten free, you should double check at the time of using as products change their base ingredients frequently

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The Wibble

Wibble
Wibble

The ‘Wibble’ is a Martini styled cocktail, that uses both a plain Plymouth Gin and a Sloe Gin. This combination along with the lemon and grapefruit gives this modern classic a heady, slightly sour but fruity taste.

Servings: 1

*Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 25ml Plymouth Gin
  • 25ml Sloe Gin
  • 25ml Grapefruit juice
  • 12ml Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Gomme Syrup
  • A thin sliver of Grapefruit or Lemon zest for garnish

Directions

  1. Fill a Boston shaker half-full with cracked ice.
  2. Add the Gins, lemon juice, grapefruit juice and syrup
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into chilled Martini glasses.
  5. Garnish with the zest

Enjoy this fruity Martini responsibly….

 

*Gluten Free – Although I make every effort to ensure that the ingredients list are gluten free, you should double check at the time of using as manufactures change the base ingredients of their products frequently.

 

Rhubarb Sparkler

Rhubarb Sparkler
Rhubarb Sparkler
image: mixedgreensblog.com

Barbecue time approaches and I’m on the hunt for recipes that would add a special touch to a barbecue party. This sparking cooler adds the summer taste of rhubarb to ice cold Prosecco and is sure to get the party fizzing.

Thanks to Mixed Greens for the original recipe

Serves 6-8 Gluten Free*

Ingredients:

Method

  1. Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled jug.
  2. Top off with Prosecco and stir gently.
  3. Garnish with thin slices of lime or lemon.

Serve and enjoy responsibly

*Gluten Free – Although I make every effort to ensure that the ingredients list are gluten free, you should double check at the time of using as manufactures change the base ingredients of their products frequently.

Red Dragon Cocktail

Red Dragon Cocktail
Red Dragon Cocktail

I’ve been search for a Welsh inspired cocktail for St David’s Day and I’ve found the Red Dragon. Although not entirely connected to Wales, the Red Dragon is it’s national symbol.

Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blood orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 ounces tequila
  • 7 ounces triple sec

Method

  1. Mix the blood orange juice and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer on a low heat until it has a syrupy texture.
  2. Allow it to cool. 
  3. Combine ingredients in a large pitcher with ice. 

Serve in a margarita glasses, garnished with thin slices of blood orange peel

*Gluten Free – Although I make every effort to ensure that the ingredients listed are gluten free, you should double check at the time of using as products change their base ingredients frequently

Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz – Image Courtesy: bbc.co.uk

Now that my 2011 season Sloe Gin has been bottled and although it’s great just for sipping as a liqueur or as an aperitif or digestif, I’m always looking for interesting recipes to use it in.

This Sloe Gin Fizz is a delicious spin on the classic cocktail from Wayne Collins, a professional ‘Mixologist’ that has been on the BBC here in the UK for a couple of years, and is as good as it looks.

Serves 1, Gluten Free

Ingredients

Method

  1. Fill a high-ball glass with ice
  2. Add the sloe gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice and stir well
  3. Top up with Cream Soda
  4. Garnish with a Blackberry and a sprig of mint and drink (responsibly)….

 

A definite for anyone’s Christmas Party Cocktail menu.