Cosmopolitan

Having a Friday night cocktail to mark the end of the week has long been something I’ve enjoyed, there’s nothing quite like it. A Cosmo is a classic cocktail, and as it contains both lime juice & cranberry juice it surely counts as one of my five-a-day right? RIGHT? Ingredients (easily enough for 2 with… Continue reading Cosmopolitan

Espresso Martini

Bearing in mind that I start almost every morning by thinking oooh COFFEE! and could happily wallow in a bottomless pit of affogato, I can’t believe that it’s taken me until now to write about this particular cocktail, esp as it’s generally a go-to for me. I’d suggest that if sleeping is ever an issue… Continue reading Espresso Martini

Vodka Martini

I’m not entirely sure that this qualifies as a recipe because its so simple, but I’m putting it here as an aide mémoire for when I next want one. The key is to keep everything as numbingly cold as you possibly can – so that means Vodka that’s been in the freezer overnight at the… Continue reading Vodka Martini

Vesper Martini

With the release of No Time To Die this week there’s only one cocktail to make, and that’s a Vesper Martini. I’ll confess that I didn’t enjoy Bond films at all growing up, they were just too formulaic and cheesy for me (it was the time of Roger Moore), but since Daniel Craig came along… Continue reading Vesper Martini

Rhubarb Martini

When life gives you rhubarb, you’ve cooked it up and eaten the delicious sharp pink fruit, you are invariably left with a bunch of syrup. This is what you should do with that syrup – make a martini! Wondering what to do with the fruit? Well the list is endless, but my first suggestion would… Continue reading Rhubarb Martini

Russian Spring Punch

This is a recipe from a cocktail-making-food-loving old friend who I’ve known for almost 25 years – what he doesn’t know about both probably isn’t worth knowing, and this is the drink he’s been quaffing on our regular Friday night lockdown zoom parties. It’s gooooooood, and certainly gets the weekend started on the right track!… Continue reading Russian Spring Punch

Toffee Vodka

I’ve made this every December for as long as I can remember, and if you’ve ever been to our house over Christmas then you’re very likely to have had a snifter (or two). It’s utterly delicious, and December just wouldn’t be December without it. Here’s some in a pretty bottle, ready to be gifted to… Continue reading Toffee Vodka

Appletini

This drink is exceedingly Autumnal, and exceedingly easy to both make and drink. The slice of apple is of course optional, but between that and the apple juice in the drink that’s got to be 1 of your five-a-day right? Ingredients Per glass: 60ml Vodka 60ml cloudy apple juice 1.5 tsp lemon juice 1.5 tsp… Continue reading Appletini