Rampants Cocktail Masterclass

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  1. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Ok, it seems that I am in danger of hijacking the Gin thread in the Forum, I apolgise. But seeing that I have recieved positive response so far I thought I might as well open a Cocktail Masterclass.

    I have been a Professional Cocktail Bartender for over 12 years, so I thought I would be a nice thing to pass on my functional alcoholism to all and sundry.

    Whenever I caan i will post recipies and thoughts on Cocktails. I will provide histories of Spirits, Cocktails and drinking in general. And I will pass on the techniques that you need to make the finest libations Known to man.

    So if you have any questions relating to Spirits & Cocktails do not hesitate to ask.

    If you have any recipies do not hesitate to post them, all are welcome.

    Let's make this a thread to celebrate the wondrousness that is alcohol.

    So to start off here is a list of After Dinner Drinks to get you salivating:

    1. Stimulant
    a. 1 ½ shots Stoli Vanilla
    b. ½ shot kahlua
    c. 1 shot espresso
    d. Zest ½ an orange into boston, before adding ingredients, shake & strain into a martini, garinsh with 3 coffee beans

    2. Alexander
    a. 1 shot Remy Martin
    b. ½ shot Navan
    c. ½ shot Creme de Cacao Blanc
    d. Shake & Strain into a martini glass
    e. Layer double cream on top and dust with fresly grated nutmeg

    3. Creme Martini
    a. 1 ½ shots Stoli Vanilla
    b. ½ shot Cuarenta Y Tres
    c. ½ shot liqueuer de Chataigne
    d. 1 shot Double Cream
    e. ½ fresh egg white
    f. Martini glass dustust with cinnamon & cocao
    4. Sazerac
    a. ¾ shots La Fee Parisienne,
    i. Top with chilled mineral water
    b. 1 shot Sazerac 18yr Old Bourbon,
    c. 1 shot Remy Martin Couer de Cognac
    d. ½ shot gomme
    e. 2-3 dashes Angostura
    f. 2-3 dashes Peychaud’s

    5. Sgroppino
    a. ¾ shot Ketel 1 Citron
    b. ¼ shot Double Cream
    c. 1 ½ shots Jeio Prosseco
    d. 2 scoops lemon sorbet
    e. Blended & served in a flute

    6. On The Flop
    a. 1 shot Goslings Black Seal
    b. ½ shot Frangelico
    c. ½ shot Apricot Brandy
    d. 1 shot Freshly Squeezed Orange
    e. Squeeze in 2 lime wedges
    f. Dash of Grenadine
    g. 1 egg white
    h. Shake & serve in a Bottled beer glass

    7. Southern Flip
    a. 1 ½ shots Amaretto
    b. ½ shot Southern Comfort
    c. 1 ½ shots Freshly Squeezed Orange
    d. 1 egg white
    e. Dash Angostura bitters
    f. Shake & Strain serve in an Old Fashioned (Men), Collin’s (Women)
    g. Garnish with Maraschino Cherry

    8. Bramble Kiss
    a. 1 ½ shots Stolichnaya
    b. ½ shot Creme de Mure
    c. ½ shot Creme de Cacao Blanc
    d. 1 shot ½ & ½ mix
    e. Muddle 3 blackberries in boston before adding the other ingredients
    f. Martini Glass, 2 Blackberries
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  2. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  3. What i would suggest is that you link some of the less well known ingredients where possible or at least provide a description of what they are. Suggested suppliers could be helpful too. Those of us living in the provinces don't have quite the selection available to those living in Town.

    Could I ask your opinion on Fentiman's Tonic water? Their other botanicals are excellent in my view. I'm also determined to make a Vodka martini to ian Fleming's original recipe. Any thoughts?
  4. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    How do you make a proper Strawberry Daiquiri please?

    Puff's drink it may be but I love 'em.

    Also I had something called a 'Hand Grenade' in New Orleans, have you any idea what goes into one.

    Thanks in advance.
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  5. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Fentiman's is excellent and is in fact my favorite on the market. I am a big fan of their range.

  6. I might loiter and learn from a master, just ignore me I'll sit in the corner. 8)
  7. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Strawberry Daiquiri: Classic Style

    Cube 1 whole lime and place in cocktail shaker
    add 2 barspoons of sugar
    add 4 strawberries
    Muddle (ie squash aggressively with the end of a rolling pin) ingredients in the bottom of the shaker
    Add 50mls Havana Club Especial (Bacardi Blanco is sh*t)
    Add 12.5mls Creme de Fraise (Strawberry Liqueur)
    Add Cubed Ice to shaker and shake
    Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a martini glass & garnish with a strawberry

    Strawberry Daiquiri - Frozen

    Use the same ingredients as above and put all in a blender
    Use the juice of the lime not the whole lime
    Add some cubed ice (don't use chipped or crushed it won't work)
    blend to a thick slushy consistency (add more ice if necessary to achieve this)
    Pour carefully into a martini glass & garnish

    A little tip is turn the martini glass as you pour the drink to give a Mr Whippy style cone:

    New Orleans Hand Grenade:

    - 1 1/2 oz gin

    - 1 1/2 oz grain alcohol

    - 1 1/2 oz melon liqueur

    - 1 1/2 oz rum

    - 1 1/2 oz vodka

    stir ingredients together in a collins glass filled with ice cubes. Add water and sugar if desired, to taste, and serve.
    Serve in "Collins Glass" Garnish: No
  8. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    Rampant, I am indebted to you.

    I shall purchase the ingredients tomorrow and let you know how I fare.

    Many thanks.


    Edited to add : Now I know what goes into a 'Hand Grenade' this explains some of my behaviour in Bourbon Street a couple of years ago.
    I remember nothing.
  9. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Believe it or not Gordon's was the gin used in the original Vesper Martini.

    If you are going to make a Vodka Martini, Stolichnaya is always a good place to start, however amongst the better Vodkas I recommend one of the following:
    Stolichnaya Elite
    Ciroc (which is a fantastic French Grape Vodka, and a personal favorite of mine)
    Wyborowa Exquisite
    Ketel 1 (A Dutch vodka with a nice peppery taste)

    Don't bother with Grey Goose it's over rated
  10. Do you think that Lillet blanc is much the same as the Kina Lillet specified in the book?
  11. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Its the closest out there, I heard a rumour they were bringing Kina Lillet back, but I have yet to get my hands on it. I'll keep you posted on my search. Don't worry you'll be the first to know.
  12. Yay booze!

    So, not by any means an elegant drink...but this is my time-honored, crowd-slaying family sangria recipe. Should you choose to use it, please feel free to kick a pound or so in the H4H kitty. :D

    Auntie Yank's Satanic Sangria

    Requires at least four hours to make it right...

    1 large jug (two bottles?) red wine
    1 large jug white wine
    1 cup silver rum
    1 cup triple sec if you can get it, Cointreau if you can't
    1 cup sugar (more to taste if you like)
    2 sliced oranges
    2 sliced lemons
    2 cubed apples
    1 large bottle 7-Up optional (lemonade for you Brits)
    1 extra-large container for brewing!

    Mix red wine, white wine, rum, triple sec, sugar, oranges, lemons and apples together in large container.

    Put large container in refrigerator to chill for four to six hours..if you don't have time or cooler space, chuck in a couple of bags of ice.

    Upon party time, serve by dipper over ice with a portion of fruit over each drink. If people are too pussified to drink as is, add lemonade.

    When booze is exhausted, eat fruit. It's like an alcoholic salad.
  13. Whisky Mist

    25ml Amaretto
    25ml Whisky (Single Malt or Blend or Otherwise, all give different taste)
    Ginger Ale
    Slice of Lime
    Crushed Ice
    Ice Cubes

    Served in Tall Hi Ball

    Place soda water and ice cubes in glass to chill, or leave glass in the freezer.
    Place 25ml of Whisky and 25ml of Amaretto and generous handful of ice cubes.
    Shake well till condensation appears on the sides of the shaker
    Empty hi ball of soda water and ice, and place small handful of crushed ice and slice of lime into glass
    strain the cocktail into the glass.
    lengthen with ginger ale
    Serve...and Enjoy!!

    Grey Goose Martini (something special)

    25ml Martini Bianco
    50ml Grey Goose Vodka (not cheap, but more than worth it)
    Cranberry Juice
    Lemon Slice
    Ice Cubes and Crushed Ice

    Served in Traditional Martini Glass
    Place soda water and ice cubes in glass to chill, or leave glass in the freezer
    Place 25 ml of Martini Bianco, 50 ml of Grey Goose Vodka and generous handful of ice cubes
    Shake well till condensation appears on the sides of the shaker
    Empty martini glass of soda water and ice, and place VERY small handful of crushed ice
    Wipe edge of glass with slice of lemon and discard
    Strain into glass and lengthen with cranberry juice

    sit back, savour and enjoy.

  14. I do disagree!!
  15. Excellent thread Usagi.

    Can you tell me what is a Victory Collins and what is its origin?

    I have heard it's an American/Irish vodka based drink named after Michael Collins but don't know to be honest.