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.
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 delicious recipe is taken from Great British Bake Off 2014 Finalist, Luis Troyano’s recipe book; ‘Bake it Great’, published by Pavilion. “The Bakewell tart got me into baking. I live fairly close to Bakewell in the Peak District and would frequently take a visit there to stock up on the famous tarts, as well as the lesser-known Bakewell pudding.
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.