More cocktails

Posted on: March 15th, 2009 by admin 6 Comments

Yes indeed, seeing as citrus are still in season most of the northern hemisphere, and are generally available year round down south. Here are some more delicious cocktails to try.

Blood Orange Collins

  • 30ml Tanqueray gin
  • 15ml Campari
  • 15ml Lemon juice
  • 15ml pink grapefruit juice
  • 15ml blood orange juice
  • 5ml sugar syrup
  • Soda water

Combine all ingredients minus the soda water in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and give it a quick rigorous shake. If using party ice be quick, otherwise it will dilute too quickly. If using home made solid ice cubes, you can give it a slightly longer shake. Strain the mix into a highball glass. Fill with ice and top with soda water or, schweppes ciata. Garnish with a cherry and a blood orange slice.

Sea Breeze

  • 45ml vodka
  • Cranberry juice
  • Fresh grapefruit juice

Pour vodka into a highball glass filled with ice. Three-quarters fill the glass with cranberry juice and top with fresh grapefruit juice. Garnish with a lime quarter.


  • 1 oz. Absolut Mandarin Vodka
  • 1 splash Cranberry Juice
  • 1 splash Lime Juice
  • 1 splash Triple Sec

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Pimms Winter Cup

  • 30ml Pimms
  • 20ml Johnnie Walker Red
  • Dry ginger ale
  • Squeeze fresh orange

Build over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a squeeze of fresh orange. A fresh winter warmer, Pimms served long with scotch and ginger ale is really a treat.

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6 Responses

  1. Tim says:

    Hi Wend,
    All those goodies that you keep posting. Whenever I’m stuck for something to cook for dins, will just turn to you.
    Any ideas for good vegetarian cookbooks, that don’t rely on cheese or dairy?
    Re: Tuesday’s Helpful Hints. 1. Are you familiar with the Julia Childs cooking show, “The French Chef” which helped transform American cooking in the 70s from grits and burgers to more worldly fare. She’s an absolute sweetheart, burning things, ovens on fire, disastrous at flipping omletes, etc. But fabulous all the same. There’s a DVD set of Best of Shows. Plus a great doco out. I bring her up, because her method of kneading bread is the best. Make the dough slightly more damp that you normally would. Slap the dough down on your kitchen bench as hard as you can. Using a metal scraper, scrape it off the bench and do repeat, till the dough is elastic and elongates. A good 10 – 15 minutes of slapping. Gives the best texture ever, plus a good way of releasing some tension. Better than chucking pine cones even…
    2. Recently been making a Moroccan Fish salad: Steam a nice piece of salmon on a bed of sliced lemon for 10 minutes. The lemon helps stop it sticking to the steamer (easier to clean up) and infuses flavor. Make 1 cup of cous cous by adding to 2 cups of boiling water, a dash of olive oil, salt, simmer and stir for a couple of minutes, clap the lid on the pot and leave to swell. Toast 2 teaspoons of ground cumin in a pan till aromatic. Chop 3 spring onions, some red pepper, and a big bunch of fresh cress ( or rocket), some coriander,fresh mint, a handful of almonds. Chuck in a big bowl. Fluff the cous cous with a fork, and add to bowl, break the fish into chunks, add to bowl. Add a good couple of lugs of olive oil. Juice of a lemon. Salt and pepper. Give the whole thing a good toss. Serve immediately. Great for Sunday lunch.

  2. admin says:

    mmm genius- I’ll post this recipe as it sounds divine AND couscous is the perfect ‘recession recipe’ ingredient as it costs about 50 cents for a pile of it! Thanks darling! Also have another post coming up you might like- on good cookbooks and some vego ones too… xx

  3. Kate says:

    Hey Tim-do you like the Moosewood vego cookbook series (Molly Katzen, there is a great dessert book in the series too)? Or Cooking with Kurma (sp?) by Kurma Dasa. Just gave that one to my sister and she is enjoying it…all vego with many vegan options I think.

  4. admin says:

    Kate’s right Timmy, we’re working on a post for later in the week, on cookbooks, but the star is Moosewood for sure. Molly Katzens website is so good, we’re going to post more probably friday! xo (love youse)

  5. Kate says:

    Ooh-I am a cookbook fiend and the ability to search out harder to getctitles online is not helping me or my bank balance! Are you going to include any about bread? I am doing a lot of breadmaking at the moment (and also trying to make cheese!!) and I am always interested to know if people have read any good bread books lately…

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