Mint Julep

Ingredients: 4 to 5 mint sprigs (leaves only) 2 sugar cubes (or 15ml simple syrup) 75ml bourbon whiskey Garnish: mint sprig Method: Place the mint leaves and sugar or simple syrup into a julep cup, collins glass, or double old-fashioned glass. Muddle well to dissolve the sugar and release the oil and aroma of the mint. Add the bourbon. Fill the glass with crushed ice … Continue reading Mint Julep


The Wightman Cocktail

Ingredients:  (for one 300 ml glass) A teaspoon of honey, preferably English 25 ml Gin, preferably London Dry 25 ml Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Medium Dry 25 ml White Rum, preferably Venezuelan A splash of Cider – yup, English Lemonade – clear and bubbly one like Schweppes, not the pink or green flat one served stateside Instructions:  Drip the teaspoon of honey tactfully into the centre of your … Continue reading The Wightman Cocktail

The Fogcutter

Ingredients: 60ml freshly squeezed orange juice 30ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 15ml orgeat syrup 90ml white rum 15ml gin 15ml brandy 15ml Amontillado sherry Method: Add everything except sherry to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Carefully pour the sherry on top of the drink; garnish with a sprig of mint.   Continue reading The Fogcutter

Apple Berry Sangria

Ingredients: 750ml bottle red wine such as Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon 60ml brandy 120ml tart cherry juice 2-3 tablespoons agave syrup 1 large apple chopped or sliced 1 cup blueberries 2 cups cherries pitted and halved Method: Add all ingredients for the sangria to a large pitcher and stir well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours (or overnight) the longer the sangria … Continue reading Apple Berry Sangria