Sunday 24 August 2008

Cocktail recipes

The recent whiskey tasting and cocktail demonstration was rather more whiskey than cocktail for me. But for those who like their drinks colourful, here are the cocktail recipes from that night. Michael Foggarty didn't name his creations so feel free to offer suggestions in the comments.

The first has a bunch of mint leaves in it so start as if you were making a mojito and muddle that mint.
  • 35ml Tyrconnell whiskey
  • 100ml cranberry juice
  • 5ml sugar syrup
  • 12 mint leaves
  • juice of half a lime
  • garnish with a lime wedge
The second exploits the classic combination of whiskey and apple juice. Not so tradtional is the use of a peated whiskey, Connemara.
  • 30ml Connemara whiskey
  • 20ml Poire William liqueur
  • 100ml pressed apple juice
  • stem of rosemary
  • grated cinnamon
  • garnish with a cinnamon stick and a sprig of rosemary