Archive for the ‘Cocktails’ Category

Cocktail trumps

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

On the main BarMirror web site I have a page for a card game Cocktail Trumps.

This game is similar to the standard top trumps game but with cocktails. We also find it useful as recipe cards.

Mudslide Cocktail Recipe

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This is now one of our favourite cocktails, if you like Baileys Irish Cream this is one for you.

  • 1.5 msr Irish Cream Liqueur into a cocktail shaker.
  • 1.5 msr Kahlua
  • 1.5 msr Vodka
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream, I would recommend a good quality ice cream like Green & Blacks
  • Shake and pour into glasses.
  • Add some ice if you would like, but it is not essential.

This is a great cocktail which is easy to make, but will not be able to drink much of with it being so rich and creamy.

Sloe Turkish Pete Cocktail

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Last weekend we had a cocktail party and tried various cocktails we had never made before. One of the cocktails we created was based on a cocktail we made over a year ago which we called Turkish Pete, because it was created by Pete and reminded us of Turkish Delight. I believe this cocktail was an improvement on the original and instead of using Gin we used Sloe Gin. Here is the recipe.

  • 1 msr Sloe Gin
  • 1 msr Vodka
  • 1 msr Parfait Amour
  • 4 msr Cranberry Juice
  • Top up with lemonade

Simply add the ingredients except the lemonade to a cocktail shaker, shake it add to a collins glass with ice and top up with lemonade.

Gin and Tonic classic recipe

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Gin and tonic is one of my favourite cocktails and is one of the most easiest to make. Below is my recipe.

  • 2 msr of Gin, this is the important part and I would recommend a good quality gin like Bombay Sapphire, Gordon’s or Hendrick’s.
  • 5 msr of tonic water.
  • Slice of lemon.

Add the gin to a collins glass, add ice and top up with the tonic water, then add a slice of lemon.

Mojito with Sage

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

We recently purchased some herb plants for the garden and to use in cooking. Two of the herbs we bought were mint and sage. The other night I decided to make a Mojito with the mint from the garden, I also thought about adding some sage because I had had a Mojito with sage in a cocktail bar in Manchester. Below is the recipe I created:

  •  2.5 msr white rum
  • 1 large mint leaf, 2 if they are small
  • 1 sage leaf
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 0.5 msr sugar syrup
  • 3 msr lemonade

Crush the mint and sage in a cocktail shaker then add the rum, lime and sugar syrup and shake. Add ice to a glass and strain the contents of the shaker into the glass and top up with the lemonade.I really enjoyed this cocktail and will be serving it at the next party we have.