Piña Colada, the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978 and enjoyed on beaches and sunbeds around the world. A complimentary blend of rum, coconut and pineapple combine beautifully. Served in a Poco Grande glass (also known as a hurricane glass) and garnished with fresh pineapple and a cocktail cherry, this drink really is a summer classic.
This cherrytini is the perfect fruity martini! It tastes like an adult version of cherry drop sweets. Packed with cherry flavour and pulling a great alcoholic punch.
The Manhattan cocktail is made by stirring together rye or Canadian whiskey with sweet red vermouth and a dash of bitters. The drink is usually finished with a cocktail cherry and is traditionally served in a cocktail glass.
The Whiskey Sour cocktail is a classic drink with a whiskey base. An unusual twist with this drink is the optional dash of egg white, however, can be substituted for pineapple juice if you do not like or cannot have eggs. This drink is served either in a cocktail glass or if served “on the rocks”, then an old fashioned glass should be used instead. Traditionally a whiskey sour is garnished with half a slice of orange and a cocktail cherry.
The Old Fashioned cocktail is made by muddling sugar with bitters, then Bourbon or rye whiskey. The drink is usually finished with a twist of citrus rind and a cocktail cherry. It is traditionally served in an Old Fashioned glass, which is named after this very drink.
This edition of Cocktail Friday is coming to you live from Skiathos, Greece. Yes folks, I am actually on holiday. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, the sea is sparkling invitingly in the distance and the cicadas are singing madly. Despite coming here every summer since I was a little kid, the joy...Read More »
Retro style Christmas drinks Snowball Go retro this Christmas with this classic cocktail, the Snowball, which was popular in the 60s and 70s. Just mix advocaat, lemonade and a dash of lime cordial, whisk and serve in a tall glass with a cherry on a cocktail stick. For a stronger drink try a shot of vodka for a Russian Snowball.
The Tequila Sunrise is a classic tropical cocktail perfect for summer. The main spirit of the drink is tequila and is combined with orange juice and a touch of grenadine, which gives the drink its unique “sunrise” gradient of orange to red. The Tequila Sunrise is commonly served in a collins glass with a slice of orange and a cherry to garnish.