Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Cocktail Hour


The Price: Midori ranges from £11 to £16.99
Where2Buy: Midori is available to buy from a wide range of retailers including Tesco, Asda, Morrison’s and the drinkshop.co.uk.
The Gossip: Forget the Pimms while watching the tennis and liven up your drink with these two tipples:

How to make: Midori's Smashing Melons
Using: Midori, Melon Liqueur



Ingredients: 
  • 50ml MidorI
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 8 - 12 mint leaves
  • 30ml apple juice
This refreshing creation combines the fruity melon flavour of Midori, with crisp apple juice, zesty lemon and fresh mint leaves.  It’s easy to make, served in a simple tumbler (although I went for an old school martini glass) and garnished with a crunchy slice of apple. 

Method:

Shake Midori, apple juice, lemon juice and mint in a cocktail shaker.
Pour over ice, garnish with an apple slice and enjoy!

Next on the list is the SOUR SCOTSMAN

The Price: £36.99
Where2Buy: Whiskey specialists 

Ingredients:
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar 
  • 2 measures Auchentoshan 12 Year Old 
  • Soda water to top up

Additional:
  • 12.5ml of egg white

This is a modern twist to the traditional whiskey sour, using Auchentoshan 12 Years Old Whiskey, making the iteration lighter and slightly sweeter.

The Sour Scotsman can be adapted to a Boston Sour with the addition of egg whites - giving the cocktail a frothy head and smoother finish.
This can be served in a small tumbler.

Method:
Step 1: Shake the ingredients with ice, and strain
Step 2: Add a good dash of soda water
Step 3: Decorate with a slice of orange

                
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