Twelve, 12, with out a doubt is the magic number when it comes to choosing a fine scotch? If you don;t know what you are doing when picking a scotch, the 12 is the one thing that will help you.
When trying to decide on a scotch it would be best to look for that magical number, as it will indicate to you that at least it has grown into full body. There are quite a few bottles out there that have aged longer, yet obtaining these gems can prove to be tricky and a little expensive. An old bottle of scotch is a real treasure and something that you should enjoy. (more…)
Caprioska Cocktail Recipe
Caprioskas have to be one of my favourite alcoholic drinks (not that I drink so much). It’s so simple to make so you can’t really get it wrong. It’s tangy and refreshing and perfect as a summer cocktail. Just a word of caution, this is a strong drink and not for the uninitiated! (more…)
Rather than buying pre-mixed drinks from the shop, you will always end up with a better cocktail if you mix and bottle them yourself. Then, when company comes, you can have the best of both worlds: serving homemade cocktails with the convenience of simply pouring the mix into a shaker and straining it into the glasses.
You should get 12 to 15 drinks from a normal 70cl bottle depending on how heavily you pour. Smaller cocktails are actually better, since they stay better chilled to the finish, and you can always make another round now that mixing is so simple.
Cocktails that feature authentic Cuban rum bottle very nicely. The “aristocrat” of Cuban cocktails, El Presidente, will make your guests feel like they are basking on the rooftop veranda of the elegant Seville-Biltmore Hotel where it was first served in the 1920s to President Mario García Menocal y Deop by bartender Eddie Woelke. This is an easy recipe because you don’t have to measure your ingredients. Simply open a bottle of each spirit into a pitcher and gradually add the syrup to taste. (more…)