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OFFER ALERT! (14/11/14)

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I’ve just received an interesting email – one of which a few of my fellow UK residents might be interested in…

The DrinkShop (.com) have just listed all their Sherry on offer (up to 20% off in fact!).

Now I’ve never taken to drinking Sherry but i never overlook its importance in the world of cocktails (Sherry Cobbler & Other fine cocktails of the crooner years).

Granted Sherry has fallen out of favour in the last few decades but it is on the rise once more, almost like it’s riding in the slipstream of the current general rise in cocktail popularity. So if you happen to be in the market for Sherry this weekend – then head on over to www.thedrinkshop.com and revel.

Sherry Flip Cocktail

Serves 1

4 tbsp Advocaat

1 tbsp Cream Sherry (or madeira)

Lemonade – To top

Garnish: Slice of Lime & Maraschino Cherry

Method:

– Add the advocaat & Sherry/Madeira to a rocks glass with a few ice cubes.

– Top up with Lemonade and stir to mix.

– Garnish with the lime slice and maraschino cherry.

The Sherry Flip bares an alcoholic resembelence to a favourite childhood drink of mine: the ice-cream soda. Whilst the addition of ice-cream to this cocktail would work wonders (and let’s be honest it would be awesome) I feel this drink works wonderfully as it is, with the creamy textures of the Advocaat & Cream Sherry.

A lovely adult version of a childhood classic. Grab a cheap bottle of sherry and give this cocktail a go.

Want to know more about Sherry and its history? Or just after some quick Sherry cocktail recipes? Then check out the links below and revel some more! Thanks for reading and until next time – Mix well!

Fervent Shaker.

Links:

Wikipedia Sherry

SherryNotes

Imbibe Sherry

Cocktails O’ Clock: Grand Tropez

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St. Tropez Harbour: Beauty is an apt word.

It’s been a little while since I posted, it seems that no matter how much I try and put time aside to publish, something always turns up. Mainly work. I have a week off and what better way to spend it (a great deal of it at least) than trying out cocktail recipes and telling you all about them! – Perfect!

So let’s start with a special one: The Grand Tropez.

It may look familiar to some of you, to those of you who do not recognise it: Congratulations, you’re about to try something very special. FYI if you don’t have Grand Marnier, worry not, turn your hand to a Cointreau Fizz or Splash out with some fancy Triple Sec Spritzers!

Recipe:

50ml Grand Marnier

25ml Club Soda

7ml Lemon Juice

grand tropez

Method:

1. Pour the Grand Marnier and lemon juice in a glass and drop in a single large ice cube.

2. Top up with the club soda and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Perfect for an after dinner refresher; this cocktail oozes class and contains a subtle yet refreshing citrus undertone. Again perfect for refreshing the palate after dinner. Failing that it’s always good to be ‘the cool guy who drink grand marnier’ at a party. Try substituting the Club Soda for Grapefruit soda as well as adding 25ml of Silver Tequila and you’ll have a rather strong but fragrant twist on the Paloma.

Warm summers night? Why not try this cocktail over crushed ice with a splash of orange juice?

Iced Grand Tropez Recipe:

50ml Grand Marnier

25ml Orange Juice

7ml Lemon Juice

25ml Club Soda

grand tropez iced

Method:

1. Shake the juices and Grand Marnier over ice until the shaker is well iced.

2. Strain mixture into a large rocks glass filled with crushed ice and top off with a splash of club soda.

3. Top up with more crushed ice (a heaped mound should do the trick nicely) and garnish with an Orange twist. Serve with straws.

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Whichever of the 3 cocktails you choose, they are sure to help you chill out whether you’re at the St. Tropez Harbour, or by the blow up pool in your back yard!