Archive | June, 2016

Lillet Rose

18 Jun

Lillet Rose is a delicious aperitif with a fruity & floral scent and taste. It has a lot more body and substance than a rose wine and can stand to be paired with other strong flavours in a cocktail or as a food pairing.

Perfect for a steak accompaniment in this sunny day

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Mr Black Coffee Liquer

18 Jun

Oh yum! As someone who loves coffee & booze but isn’t such a fan of sweetness I’ve been searching for a good coffee liqueur and I think I’ve found it in Mr Black Coffee Liqueur.

It has a real coffee kick with a balanced mix of bitter & sweet. Delicious over ice and I look forward to trying it in cocktails.

Deconstructed Negroni

9 Jun

Another drink for Negroni Week and this time it’s a Deconstructed Negroni from the Eric Felten book ‘How’s your drink’The recipe is:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 11/2 Lillet Blanc

Stirred over ice and then topped with a foam made of:

  • 1 egg white 
  • 2oz strained grapefruit juice
  • 1oz Aperol
  • 2 tsp orange bitters

I whisked the egg white until stiff then added the other ingredients and continued whisking. 


This makes a delicious drink with a lovely, tasty foam. After a few sips I poured the separated foam into the rest of the drink- delicious!

Por Do Sol Negroni

8 Jun

For Negroni Week my second drink of the day is a Por Do Sol courtesy of Imbibe.

The recipe is:

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The end result is oh so bitter with a warmth and sweetness from the Cachaca.

 

Negroni Futurista

8 Jun

For Negroni Week I’m enjoying a Negroni Futurista from Gaz Regan‘s wonderful negroni book.

The recipe is:

  • 1 part Sloe gin
  • 1 part Fino sherry
  • 1 part Campari

All stirred over ice.

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The end result is very bitter, dry and fruity – and very enjoyable.

Negroni Popsicles

8 Jun

In celebration of Negroni Week and the heatwave London’s having at the moment I made some Negroni Popsicles.

I used white/ yellow grapefruits hence the colour difference but they gave them an added bitterness which is great to counteract the sugar in the recipe.

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These are amazing and I’ll be sure to always have some on standby this summer.

 

Rhubarb Negroni

7 Jun

With my love of Negronis and rhubarb it’s a wonder it’s taken me this long to mix them.

I’ve written about Zucca Rabarbaro before and I still have a strong love for it and was delighted when I found this recipe:

  • 1 1/4 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 oz. Zucca Rabarbaro

All stiredover ice

The end result is lovely. The burnt sugar flavour of the Rabarbaro adds a depth and reveals a slight bitterness which will leave you wanting more.

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