French 75

If you love gin then this is the ideal cocktail for an evening with friends. It’s bets made with Watershed gin because of its tangy taste which when combined with some lemon juice or peels makes an inseparable blend but other brands Tanqueray Gin etc. taste good too.

Ingredients needed

1/4 oz simple syrup ( a mixture of water and sugar heated till the sugar blends in). Cool it down before you add it to your coctail.

½ oz lemon juice

Champagne or sparkling wine

and obviously 2oz Gin

Procedure

First add the lime and the wine or champagne to the gin. Give it a stir and then add in the simple syrup and stir again and voila your evening cocktail party is all set to take off. Simple, isn’t it?

Thomas & Jeremiah

If your home on a winter evening and are looking for a drink then  this is one cocktail you do not want to miss out on. Here’s more in detail about it.

Ingredients needed

You will need 2 oz of white rum. I prefer to use Wray & Nephew for my coctails but you can use some of the other popular brands as well like 10 Cane etc.

1/5 oz of fresh lime squeeze

10 oz of hot apple cider

brown sugar as per your taste

Procedure

Mix together the lime, rum and sugar in either a shaker or a glass. Once mixed slowly add in the apple cider and give a nice stir. To finish of you can use a cinnamon stick or even some fine nutmeg

 

English Pear Martini

One the first day of Christmas, my bartender made for me, an Absolut perfect pear martini…

I have found a new favorite vodka–Absolut Pear. Any cocktail my sister-in-law used this alcohol in was delicious. This martini is like drinking a ripe pear with a hint of pineapple (oh, how I love pineapple). Too bad pears are out of season; a fresh pear slice or even a big chunk of pineapple that had been soaked in vodka would make a great garnish. Also, a light sprinkle of cinnamon to finish it off as well. This is definitely a drink I’m going to bookmark and enjoy over and over.

Pear Martini
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makes 1 (8 oz) martini

2 oz Absolut Pear vodka
1 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
1 oz pineapple juice
¼ oz lime juice
½ oz simple syrup*

Shake ingredients together in cocktail shaker, strain into chilled glass. Garnish with a lime twist (or even better a pear or pineapple slice), if desired.

*to make simple syrup, mix equal parts sugar and water and heat until sugar is dissolved. We used a couple Tbls of each and microwaved in 30 second intervals, stirring each time; just because we didn’t want to bother with the stove.