Rampants Cocktail Masterclass

Fang_Farrier

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One of those nyaff sparkling perries or a more traditional farmhouse perry?
nyaff sparkling, pretty sure it'll be fairly minging but don't particularly want to just throw it away or give it to kids!
 

rampant

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nyaff sparkling, pretty sure it'll be fairly minging but don't particularly want to just throw it away or give it to kids!
Would make an interesting top for a Mojito in place of soda, pear and mint is a fantastic combination. I used to make a Pear & Chestnut Julip using Xante (TheDrinkShop.com : Product Search) & Liquer de Chataigne (BRIOTTET - Creme de Chataigne (Chesnut) - Liqueur - TheDrinkShop.com) (35mls Xante, 15mls LdeC)

So an idea would be to use the mojito recipe earlier in the thread instead using 35mls Spiced Rum, 15mls LdeC & Half the sugar.

Alternatice use it as a top to a julep the Combination of Bourbon, Mint, Sugar and Pear is fantastic.

Finally I would suggest the Treacle which is a rum-based version of the Old Fashioned, use a well aged rum for preferance. I think I gave the recipe earlier, but I'll repat both here:

Old Fashioned

50mls Bourbon or Whisky
Angostura
Orange Bitters
1 brown sugar cube

Soak the sugar cube with 3 or 4 drops of Angostura and place at the bottom of an Old Fashioned Glass, gently crush and add two ice cubes
Add 25mls Bourbon/Whiskey and proceeed to stir gently

After approx 2-3mins add 2 drops orange bitters and two more ice cubes and repeat stirring

Add remaing 25mls Bourbon/ Whisky and two more ice cubes and stir some more
Stir till taste and add a couple of twist of orange peel




Treacle


ingredients
· 50mls Aged Rum
· 1 Sugar Cube
· 2-3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
· Pressed Apple

Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: Lemon Twist
Follow the method for an Old Fashioned once done fill the glass with more ice and float the pressed apple or Perry in this case on the top, and garnish with the lemon twist and a slice of pear.

If you were using a farmhouse perry, I would grate nutmeg on top too.

Other ideas include using as a sweeter alternative to champagne in any champagne cocktail.
 

Fang_Farrier

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Thanks for those, usually just do kir royale if doinga champagne cocktail, an oldie but a classic!
 
Thanks for those, usually just do kir royale if doinga champagne cocktail, an oldie but a classic!
Rampant-something you may want to play with/tweak or just completely ignore!
A very bored barman at Center Parcs, clearly sick of pulling pints and cups of coke for the kiddeees at the bowling alley knocked this up for me a nd the Doris:

Brazilian white rum? Sugar cane spirit?
Limes
Sugar
Soda

Sugar,about 2 teaspoons in bottom of tall glass, 2-3 quartered limes, gently pressed, ice and then spirit. Given a gentle swirl to partly dissolve the sugar and topped with soda. Then his party piece-2 straws, one long to reach as far as the sugar and the the other short to reach the spirit and lime. Sweet n sour and I can't remember much else but bloody lovely!!
 

Fang_Farrier

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Rampant-something you may want to play with/tweak or just completely ignore!
A very bored barman at Center Parcs, clearly sick of pulling pints and cups of coke for the kiddeees at the bowling alley knocked this up for me a nd the Doris:

Brazilian white rum? Sugar cane spirit?
Limes
Sugar
Soda

Sugar,about 2 teaspoons in bottom of tall glass, 2-3 quartered limes, gently pressed, ice and then spirit. Given a gentle swirl to partly dissolve the sugar and topped with soda. Then his party piece-2 straws, one long to reach as far as the sugar and the the other short to reach the spirit and lime. Sweet n sour and I can't remember much else but bloody lovely!!
Sounds pretty much like a Caipirinha.

I usually cut a lime into eight, bash with the end of a wooden spoon with plenty of brown sugar, add your rum, preferably dark, and top with soda.

I'm sure Rampant will desrcibe far more professionally, using the correct terms
 

rampant

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76mill Fang that is indeed a Caipirinha, only lengthened with soda. I give a recipe at the earlier in the thread.

Cachaca is a Brazillian sugar cane rum, it is more like a rhum agricloe that a true rum.

Rum is made from molasses a by-product of sugar production. Cachaca and rum agricoles are made from the juice of pressed sugar cane, they tend to be produced in former French colonies and of course Brazil.

If anyone would like a pdf. about the history Rum just pm me your e-mail addy and I will send you one that I wrote.

Fang, the Brazillians, contrary to what we might presume, actualy use fine refined white sugar to make Caipirinha, rather than brown as they produce so much of the damn stuff it's cheaper than dirt. They also use the limon verde rather than lime, but unfortunatley that is hard to come by in the UK.
 

CasinoBoyale

Old-Salt
I've been told tales about the house champagne cocktail at the Cafe Royal before it closed: according to my source it contained Brandy, Grand Marnier, and Champagne, but he could not remember quantities- Could anyone help me out please?
 

rampant

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The Champagne Cocktail is one of the simplest around and a classic to boot, I don't know the Cafe Royal Recipe, but I can guess what the specs were from your list of ingredients. First though:

Champagne Cocktail (Classic)

25ml (1shot) Cognac
Angostura Bitters
Brown Sugar Cube
Champagne

Saturate your sugar cube with bitters and drop into the bottom of your Champagne Flute
Add Cognac
Top with Champagne

Recipe 2

3/4 shot Cognac
1/2-3/4 shot Grand Marnier

As the GM is a sweet liquer we can do without the sugar cube

Stir the Cognac and Grand Marnier in a Boston glass with Ice and then strain into your Champagne Flute
Top with Champagne
Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry

Word of note, sugar causes champagne to effervese vigourously so never drop a sugar cube or pour a sweet liqueur into a glass filled with champagne, it will just fountain with bubbles. Use the flat end or back of a bar spoon to layer your champagne on top of any sweet liqueur or sugar cube.




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CasinoBoyale

Old-Salt
Thanks Rampant- I've got a bottle of Bollinger knocking about that has suddenly found a use...
 

Boris_Johnson

ADC
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DirtyBAT
Alright gin lovers - try this one on for size:

The Laverstoke Cocktail

Sampled during my recent trip to the Bombay Sapphire distillery in - funnily enough, Laverstoke.

You will need a large gin glass (fishbowl on a stalk type thing)

2 shots Bombay Sapphire
1 shot Martini Bianco
1 shot Elderflower Cordial
1 small bottle fever-tree tonic water
Lime wedge
Slice fresh ginger
Mint sprigs
Tons of ice

And for those living it up in a bedsit:

2 shots supermarket gin
1 shot supermarket vermouth
1 shot lime cordial
1 small bottle Asda Smart Price tonic water
Lime stolen from market
1 Smart Price Ginger nut biscuit to dunk
Mint nicked from next door's garden
Make in winter and obtain ice from outside

Edited to add:

Don't go buying one in the pub afterwards though - the robbing b**tards might as well have got me to remortgage my house ffs...
 
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I have Gallons of Slivv slivov slitov plum Brandy that's been sat in the cellar for years.

Having tried it on several occasions - Its firmly in the Paint stripper category.

I tried it as a rum substitute in a caiprihana - that was a fail - although I may retry with either less spirit or with soda water to lengthen it.
At the moment its in the garage filed under winter screen wash.

Any suggestions to perhaps use it as a base for a drinkable cocktail.

Pouring it down the drains a no no - all my neighbours smoke - I wont be popular if the soth of France ends up resembling Bikini Atoll circa 1948
 

jarrod248

LE
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I have Gallons of Slivv slivov slitov plum Brandy that's been sat in the cellar for years.

Having tried it on several occasions - Its firmly in the Paint stripper category.

I tried it as a rum substitute in a caiprihana - that was a fail - although I may retry with either less spirit or with soda water to lengthen it.
At the moment its in the garage filed under winter screen wash.

Any suggestions to perhaps use it as a base for a drinkable cocktail.

Pouring it down the drains a no no - all my neighbours smoke - I wont be popular if the soth of France ends up resembling Bikini Atoll circa 1948
Invite me for a few days.
 

goodoldboy

MIA
Book Reviewer
I have Gallons of Slivv slivov slitov plum Brandy that's been sat in the cellar for years.

Having tried it on several occasions - Its firmly in the Paint stripper category.

I tried it as a rum substitute in a caiprihana - that was a fail - although I may retry with either less spirit or with soda water to lengthen it.
At the moment its in the garage filed under winter screen wash.

Any suggestions to perhaps use it as a base for a drinkable cocktail.

Pouring it down the drains a no no - all my neighbours smoke - I wont be popular if the soth of France ends up resembling Bikini Atoll circa 1948
Weed killer.
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
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I have Gallons of Slivv slivov slitov plum Brandy that's been sat in the cellar for years.

Having tried it on several occasions - Its firmly in the Paint stripper category.

I tried it as a rum substitute in a caiprihana - that was a fail - although I may retry with either less spirit or with soda water to lengthen it.
At the moment its in the garage filed under winter screen wash.

Any suggestions to perhaps use it as a base for a drinkable cocktail.

Pouring it down the drains a no no - all my neighbours smoke - I wont be popular if the soth of France ends up resembling Bikini Atoll circa 1948
Plum fizz.

Plum brandy, lime juice, syrup and club soda. Can use lemonade instead of the syrup and soda.


Trade winds

Plum brandy, dark rum, amaretto, lime, (Ratio of 2 rum to 1 plum brandy, 1 amaretto)
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
No - I grow crops -

Whilst I do have a massive weed problem Scorched earth and rendering the land devoid of life for a generation is not conducive to feeding yourself from the garden.





Feel Free - bring the Sheep dog I'm sure his sister will be pleased to see him again.
Bit of a trek.
 

mercurydancer

LE
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I had an interesting cocktail in Moscow called an aviator. It had a tang of absinthe about it. Any recipes?
 

Fang_Farrier

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Daiquiris.
First go shopping, put Tiny Miss Fang in trolley, let her choose a fruit. Tonight it was strawberries. Put punnet of fruit in trolley. Watch as Tiny Miss F takes a single small bite out of the nose of every strawberry. A second bite out of some. Finishing shopping, smile at checkout lady when handing over punnet of strawberries.

Once home, destalk the remaining portions of strawberries, add vanilla sugar, rum (in this case Captain's Morgans), some peach schnapps and ice. Blend till smooth. Strain and serve.
 

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