Shaft Cocktail Recipe

SHAFT COCKTAIL Recipe

The Shaft cocktail is a legendary Canadian cocktail that is the best pre-game drink or mid-session pick-me-up. The Shaft cocktail  is a great drink for people who need a boost of energy during their day or night out. There is debate where this cocktail originated, some say a bar in Alberta, some say Victoria. But definitely from Canada.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. cold brew coffee
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Vodka
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Kahlùa coffee liqueur

METHOD

  1. Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice.
  4. Serve with a straw.

NOTES

So you make cold brew coffee: Infuse 100 g coarse ground coffee in 1 litre of water for 24 hours in a refrigerator. Filter and serve.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Smirnoff vodka | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Baileys Irish cream | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Kahlúa coffee liqueur | USA | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

Matador Cocktail Recipe

MATADOR COCKTAIL Recipe

The Matador is a tequila-based cocktail. Less widely known than the margarita, its structure is similarly simple, with three primary ingredients: silver or blanco Tequila, pineapple juice, and lime juice. The Matador cocktail so combines three Mexican exports: Tequila, pineapple and lime.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Tequila
  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Sierra Tequila Silver | USA | UK* | Germany*
  2. Hurricane Glass| USA* | UK* | Germany*

Imperial Bulldog Cocktail Recipe

IMPERIAL BULLDOG COCKTAIL Recipe

The Imperial Bulldog is a delicious tiki cocktail that uses the German spirit Underberg in a role that would normally be held by Angostura bitters. Pineapple works surprisingly well with Underberg. An interesting use by Underberg that makes a great tiki cocktail in the end.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle Underberg
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Aquavit
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Cachaça
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. lime juice
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. pineapple juice
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • red raspberries

METHOD

  1. Muddle 5 raspberries in the bottom of a chilled pilsner or Belgian beer glass and add crushed ice.
  2. Combine Aquavit, Cachaça, Underberg, lime juice, pineapple juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into the glass and add more crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple leaves, red raspberries and inverted bottle of Underberg.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Aquavit | USA | UK* | Germany*
  2. Underberg |USA | UK | Germany
  3. Cachaça |USA | UK | Germany
  4. Sugar syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  5. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*   

Golden Cadillac Cocktail Recipe

Golden Cadillac cocktail video

The Golden Cadillac is a highlight for all fans of creamy sweet cocktails. Presumably it was invented by bartender Frank Klein in the 1950s in the Poor Reds BBQ bar in El Dorado, California. In a widespread story it is told that Klein mixed the wonderfully creamy cocktail for the first time for a newly engaged couple who had recently bought a golden Cadillac, which then served as the namesake.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Galliano Vanilla liqueur
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Crème de cacau (white)
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. cream

METHOD

  1. Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Dust with chocolate powder.

NOTES

Between 1964 and 1967, the Galliano-branded Golden Cadillac was promoted in an advertising campaign and the Poor Red’s BBQ became the largest consumer of Italian spirits in North America. At times the Golden Cadillac was also one of the official cocktails of the International Bartenders Association, but in 2011 it was removed from the revised list.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Galliano | USA | UK * | Germany*
  2. Crème de cacau (white) | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*

Nixon Cocktail Recipe

NIXON COCKTAIL Recipe

The Nixon cocktail is a smooth tasting sipper but a bit of an acquired taste. This cocktail was created by the legendary bartender, Joe Gilmore. Joe was originally from Belfast but moved to London and worked his way up to be the Head Barman at the American Bar at the Savoy, based in London. Joe created the Nixon cocktail to celebrate the 1969 visit of President Richard Nixon to Britain. The story goes that Gilmore mixed the cocktail at the American Bar and then sent it to Claridges, where Nixon was staying.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Sloe Gin
  • 2 – 3 dashes of Peach Bitters

METHOD

  1. Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish a slice of fresh peach and a cherry.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Bourbon Whisky | USA* | UK*| Germany*
  2. Sloe Gin | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*

Army & Navy Cocktail Recipe

ARMY & NAVY COCKTAIL Recipe

The Army & Navy is a classic cocktail combining gin, lemon, orgeat, and bitters. The tartness of fresh lemon juice is balanced by sweet and creamy orgeat, and Angostura bitters add depth and complexity. The Army & Navy is a great simple gin cocktail that has a slight tiki vibe due to the almond-flavored orgeat syrup and the use of classic aromatic bitters.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Gin
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. orgeat syrup
  • 10 ml/ ⅓ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon zest twist.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Angostura bitters | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses | USA * | UK* | Germany*

Set the New Year on Fire Cocktail Recipe

Set the New Year on Fire Cocktail Recipe

And again a year comes to an end and a new one begins. My New Year’s Eve cocktail this time is the Set the New Year on Fire Cocktail. A tasty little fireworks display in a cocktail glass with flaming lime shell.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Campari
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 mint leaves
  • flaming lime shell

METHOD

  1. Add the mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup into a Collins glass and press gently with a muddler.
  2. Add Scotch Whiskey and fill with crushed ice.
  3. Float Campari on top and fill with more crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with a flaming lime shell.

NOTES

So you make a flaming lime shell: Squeeze out the juice of half a lime. Place lime shell at top of prepared cocktail and place 1 sugar cube inside. Pour overproof rum over sugar cube  and carefully light on fire. Extinguish before drinking.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Whiskey | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Campari | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Sugar syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

Hot Xmas Chocolate with flambéed marshmallows cocktail recipe

Hot Xmas Chocolate with flambéed marshmallows CocktailRecipe

Hot chocolate is one of the classics among hot drinks. But for Christmas it should be a special cocktail: The Hot Xmas Chocolate with flambéed marshmallows. The cocktail tastes chocolaty with a light orange aroma. The slowly melted marshmallows give the drink a special touch. The ideal cocktail for Christmas Eve. Merry Xmas!

INGREDIENTS

  • 120 ml/ 4 oz. cacoa with milk
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Vodka
  • 3 marshmellows
  • orange slice

METHOD

  1. Heat the cacoa.
  2. Flambé the marshmellows and sprinkle them with cocoa powder.
  3. Put heatet cacoa and marshmellows into the glass.
  4. Add Vodka and an orange slice.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Smirnoff vodka | USA* | UK* | Germany*

BEACH BAR OLÁ BRASIL (Cape Verde)

BEACH BAR OLÁ BRASIL (Cape Verde)

Gisel makes a Caipirinha

This time I was in the Beach Bar Olá Brasil in Santa Maria on the island of Sal in Cape Verde. The island of Sal is 5000 km (3000 miles) from my hometown, but only 2800 km (1700 miles) from Brazil. For this reason, there is nothing better than enjoying a wonderful Caipirinha on the beach here. Bartender Gisel of Beach Bar Olà Brasil really makes one of the best Caiprinhas in the world. The island of Sal is not very big, but there are wonderful beaches. The best beach can be found in Santa Maria. And there you will also find the Beach Bar Olà Brasil. If you ever come to Sal on Cape Verde, you shouldn’t miss the Caipirinha or one of the other excellent cocktails there.

INGREDIENTS

  • Cachaça
  • 1 fresh lime (cut into wedges)
  • sugar
  • ice

METHOD

  1. Cut the lime into wedges and put the cuttet lime into a shaker.
  2. Add sugar and muddle the lime and the sugar.
  3. Fill the shaker with Cachaça and ice.
  4. Shake it!
  5. Fill the Caipirinha in a double Old Fashioned glass and garnish.

NOTES

Two things make the Beach Bar Olá Brasil a special place: The flair and the atmosphere right on the beach and the people who work there. A completely cool, relaxed crew who take care of all the guests’ wishes with devotion and love. When you’re around, say hello to Gisel and Mr. White for me.


Gin Basil Smash Cocktail Recipe

GIN BASIL SMASH COCKTAIL Recipe

The Gin Basil Smash (originally also Gin Pesto) is a cocktail made from Gin, lemon, sugar syrup and basil. The recipe has spread worldwide from Hamburg since 2008 and is now considered a modern classic. The base is a Gin Sour, which is supplemented with fresh basil, which gives the drink a light green color.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Gin
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. sugar syrup
  • a large handful of basil – better too much than too little!

METHOD

  1. Put the basil leaves (8-12) and the lemon juice in a shaker and muddle.
  2. Then add ice, Gin and sugar syrup and shake well.
  3. Double strain into a tumbler filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of basil.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Sugar syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

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