Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday Cocktail: Cocktails In The City's Summer Cocktail Recipes

Hooray! Cocktails in the City is back and taking place in London this weekend!

We attended this event when it was in the capital last year and Jo's review concluded it's a cocktail lover's dream - several of the city's best cocktail connoisseurs all under one roof mixing up some of their most famous creations for you!

If you're in London, I can think of no better way to spend this weekend than heading to Cocktail's In The City's two-day party, but they also visit plenty of other UK cities, such as Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds - so have a look at their website (the link is in the first line of this post) to see when they'll next be in a city near you.

In the mean time, they've kindly shared the recipes for some of the delicious cocktails you could be sipping this weekend, so even if you can't make it you can still drink in style. I've picked my five favourites - take a look at these:

1. London Cocktail Club's Salted Caramel Sour recipe

For the cocktail:
  • 50ml Jack Daniel's Old No.7
  • 20ml Fresh Lemon
  • 20ml Apple
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • 2 dashes Cherry Bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura
  • Popcorn, to garnish

For the foam:
  • Small Pinch of Salt
  • 12.5ml Caramel Syrup
  • 1 egg white

Shake it!

1. Shake first six ingredients together in a shaker (or old jam jar if you don't have one) and strain over ice into either an old-fashioned dimpled pint glass or a coffee/mulled wine glass.
2. Create the foam by whisking egg white with other ingredients and layer on top.
3. Garnish with the popcorn.

2. We Are Big Chill's London Lamb cocktail recipe

  • 50ml Lamb’s Spiced Rum 
  • 12.5ml homemade cinnamon and pineapple infused syrup* 
  • 10ml lime juice 
  • Ginger Beer, to top up
  • Crushed ice
  • Pineapple chunk and leaf, to garnish

Shake it!

1. *To recreate a version of Big Chill's cinnamon and pineapple syrup, have a look at this cinnamon simple syrup recipe from Food Network, and once you've made it add some pineapple chunks and let it infuse for 24 hours or overnight. Then gently press the pineapple to release some of the juices before removing the chunks from the syrup.
2. Then add the lime juice and syrup to a high ball glass. Add crushed ice until the glass is 3/4 full, then add 50ml Lambs spiced rum and stir. 
3. Top up with ginger beer and more crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple chunk and leaf.

3. Loves Company's Tonka Beany Martini recipe

  • 20ml Tia Maria
  • 40ml Absolut Vodka
  • 20ml Espresso
  • 20ml Tonka Bean Monin Syrup

Shake it!

1. Shake all the ingredients together and serve either long or short according to your preference. Simple!

4. The Cocktail Trading Co's Butchers Hook cocktail recipe

  • 50ml Chambord raspberry liqueur
  • 25ml Sherbet
  • 15ml Egg White
  • 50ml Soda
  • 25ml Milk

Shake it!

1. This drink is made in a slushy machine so if you have one, knock yourself out!
2. If, like me, you don't have a slushy machine, the cocktail can be recreated by shaking the ingredients together hard with crushed ice and pouring the cocktail straight into a glass.

5. The Alchemist's Mr Pinks Persuasion cocktail

  • 50 ml Gentleman Jack whiskey
  • 15 ml Pink Grapefruit
  • 15 ml Maple Syrup
  • 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • 2 squeezes Fresh Orange

Shake it!

1. Add all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and stir for dilution.
2. Strain the drink into a large beaker (or highball).
3. At this stage, The Alchemist's instructions say "smoke with black pepper". I'm guessing you don't have smoking facilities, (if you do, I love you) so you can garnish the drink with a little black pepper. It's not quite the same but it will still be tasty - but you really should visit The Alchemist to try the real thing.
3. Garnish further with an orange twist.

1 comment:

  1. I hope we have enough warm days to enjoy this lovely lot!! Super selection, makes my mouth water :)