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Chocolate Cherry Cocktail

27 Mar

It’s week 4 of 52 weeks of mixology and the theme is St Patricks Day.

With Irish parents and far too many aunts and females cousins to count my main thoughts when trying to decide on an Irish drink centred around Baileys.

Sadly I’m not really a fan but then I remembered that last year my sister introduced me to the joys of chocolate Baileys and that I had a bottle in the back of the cupboard.

I don’t have much of a sweet-tooth and prefer my chocolate at 90% but this drink is good. Chocolatey without being too sweet and very moreish.

But knowing that just pouring this over ice wasn’t going to be enough I got to thinking about what would pair with it. I had no fresh mint or orange in the house and was worried lemon juice would curdle it so instead I settled on Maraschino for a chocolate/ cherry combo.

Knowing it would still be too sweet and needed depth I scoured my bitters and choose a sour cherry one and the end drink- I loved it!


The recipe is:
– 2oz chocolate Balleys
– 1oz Maraschino
– 20 drops of bitters

All shaken over lots of ice to get it super chilled and then finished with some maraschino cherries to fish out at the end


Shaken Cocktails- Poisoned Oak

21 Dec

Followinf on from yesterday’s post the second cocktail in the latest Shaken Cocktails/ Cocktails by Post kit is a Poisoned Oak, again from  Trailer Happiness (and if I ever needed an incentive to visit them these two cocktails have been more the enough)

The recipe (and as always a lot more detailed and descriptive in the kit) is:

  • Juice of a lime
  • 2 level teaspoons of eucalyptus sugar (stirred into the lime)
  • 50ml white rum
  • 5ml Maraschino
  • 5ml Pomegranate molasses

All shaken over plenty of ice


The end result- wow! I thought yesterday’s was good but this was even better. The mix of sweet, sour and tangy is lip-smackingly good and the combination of flavours means it’s a drink that keeps you coming back for more. It has a real rum hit but the mix of other flavours perfectly compliments this and they are all well balanced. A winner.


Aviation No 1

13 Oct

I first had an Aviation at London Cocktail Week and it was a revelation to me. Light, flavourful and refreshing, the combination of flavours seemed perfect. I immediately bought a small bottle of Creme de Violette at Gerry’s and searched for a recipe.

The recipe I have used is from Diffords and is for an Aviation No 1 (an Aviation No 2 omits the violette which isn’t essential but I like the unusual flavour twist it gives as well as the subtle colour change)


The basic recipe is:

  • 1 ¾ shot gin
  • ½ shot maraschino
  • ¼ shot creme de violette
  • ½ shot freshly squeezed lemon juice

All shaken with ice or ½ shot water added

p.s. I hope you’re as in love with Monkey Alan as I am


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