Cocktail Recipes

The Fanciest Champagne Cocktail

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‘Cos if you’re gonna be fancy, you might as well go all the way.

Recipe:
One measure of cognac
One brown sugar cube
A dash of bitters
Champagne
Put the sugar cube in your fanciest glass, put a drop or two of bitters on the sugar cube. Pour over the cognac, then top with champagne.

We used Hine Rare VSOP (£55) and Lallier R.015 (£35) because we’re extra.

Whiskey Sour

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An absolute classic: sweet, sour, and smokey.

Recipe:
Two measures of whiskey
3/4 measure of lemon juice
3/4 measure of sugar syrup
1/2 measure of aquafaba (that’s the juice from a tin of chickpeas!)
Shake it super vigorously, then serve in a rocks glass with a cherry

We used Woodford Reserve Bourbon (£45) – it’s got a rich, honeyed sweetness, with just the lightest touch of smoke.
You can use pre-made sugar syrup, but we made with a 2:1 ratio of sugar to hot water – just stir till it’s all dissolved.

(A Not So) French 75

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A tart and dangerously refreshing Champagne Cocktail.

Recipe:
One and a half measures of gin
3/4 measure of lemon juice
1/2 measure of sugar syrup
Shake with ice, then serve in a wine/champagne glass and top with fizz.

We used Emiliana Organic Sparkling Wine (£17) and Malfy Originale Gin (£39). The fresh tropical notes of the fizz go so well with the lemon juice, and the Malfy Gin has a touch of rosemary which goes really nicely with the cocktail.
You can use pre-made sugar syrup, but we made with a 2:1 ratio of sugar to hot water – just stir till it’s all dissolved.

A Not Too Strong, Not Too Hoppy IPA

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This one is all about floral and hoppy notes! If you’re a fan of IPAs, this one is for you!

Recipe:
-Two measures of Bobby’s Scheidam Dry Gin
-A half measure of fresh lemon juice
-A half measure of sugar syrup
Vigorously shake with ice, then pour over crushed ice.
Top with Squawk Sasin and a sprig of mint. Enjoy with a straw.

We used Bobby’s (£47) because of the lovely, rosey, floral notes, and Squawk Sasin (£4.70) because it’s hoppy AF, but nice and light (so we can have two cocktails).
You can use a pre-made sugar syrup, but we made ours with a 2:1 ratio of sugar to hot water – just stir till it’s all dissolved.

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