Blushing White Peach Sangria

This is my version of the Spanish/ Portuguese drink. The beverage can only be called sangria if the wine used is Spanish or Portuguese, by European law.  Sangria comes from he Spanish and Portuguese word for blood- letting because of its deep crimson colour. Another version is  sangria’s cousin, sangria blanca, because white wine replaces…

The Butlers Smashed… & Other Gin Based Cocktails

The Butlers Smashed serves one   Ingredients   2 fresh strawberries 2 oz Butlers or Hendricks gin Juice of half a lime 1/2 ounce sugar syrup   Crushed ice   Freshly ground black pepper   Method   In a shaker, muddle the strawberries with with sugar syrup. Add gin and lime juice. Prepare a cocktail…

Une Soixante Quinze, S’ il Vous Plait..

The French 75 You know it’s going to rock your socks off when it’s named after a French 75 – mm field gun, which was used in World War 1, purely because of the kick it delivers. Created in 1915 by bartender Harry MacElhone in Paris, this cocktail gained notoriety when it made it’s way…

The Boulevardier

Ladies & gents, I present to you the cousin to the beloved Negroni…The Boulevardier. It even sounds posh, doesn’t it? back to wet your whistle       1 1/2 oz. bourbon 1 oz. Campari 1 oz. sweet vermouth   Garnish: orange slice, lemon twist or cherry Stir ingredients well with ice in a mixing…

Who’s Thirsty!??

THE CLASSIC OLD FASHIONED   Swankadelic… This is my favourite drink hands down. The old fashioned was first mentioned in 1806, making it older than the martini and manhattan. Be warned it is meant to be sipped and even then it’s lethal. I know that everyone has their own way of making an old fashioned,…