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(The latest 5 Posts are listed below)


The Herbal Southside
COCKTAILS Posted: 12/04/2017
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The Herbal Southside To keep things spiced up, we try to incorporate a little difference where we can, and we have certainly done that with our twist on the classic Southside cocktail. We took the Southside cocktail and shook things up a bit by using our Manuka infused Gin, hence re-naming it as ‘Herbal Southside’. We are the only Restaurant around to home brew Gin with Manuka, and these are the...

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A Second Place Cocktail - Grasshopper
COCKTAILS Posted: 22/03/2017
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A Second Place Cocktail - Grasshopper Chocolate and mint is a match made in heaven, there's no disputing that.  This classic cocktail is perfect for after dinner, with its sweet, minty and refreshing taste, you can’t really go wrong! The name derives from its green colour which is from the inclusion of crème de menthe. In New Yo...

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El Diablo - A ginger spiced spring delight
COCKTAILS Posted: 17/03/2017
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El Diablo - A ginger spiced spring delight El Diablo – a ginger spiced spring delight The El Diablo (translated to English ‘The Devil’) was created in the early 1940’s, but the original recipe featured brandy. There have been many recipes since then with different combinations of alcohol.  The recipe that follows is from 2008. The iconic yet under-the-radar drink is named after a comic ...

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The French 75
COCKTAILS Posted: 27/02/2017
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The French 75 This famous cocktail dates back to World War I, and an early form was created in an American Bar named ‘Harry's New York Bar’ by barman Harry MacElhone. In 1926, Harry was supposedly inspired by a gun, 75mm in length that was used by the French and the Americans in WW1. The gun was known for its accuracy and speed, and the French 75 is said to have such a kick that it felt like being hit...

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Two Blushing Valentine's Day Cocktails
COCKTAILS Posted: 06/02/2017
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Two Blushing Valentine's Day Cocktails Scarlett O'Hara The Scarlett O’Hara cocktail is a sweet and tart cocktail, perfect for after dinner. Created in 1936 when the film 'Gone with the Wind' was released – full of passion and with a vibrant pink colour, this is a classic valentine’s day cocktail. The recipe is simple: ...

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