With hospitality reopening tomorrow (April 26), mixologists will be getting back into the swing of serving up your favourite drinks from behind the bar.
But until then, and for future beer garden gatherings you may organise once restrictions lessen even more, we’re sharing some cracking cocktails to quench your thirst as part of our Cheers to the Beers campaign which celebrates al fresco dining and beer gardens. reopening.
Created by Andrey Bartlett who works at Aberdeen’s The Tippling House on Belmont Street, these two easy-to-make drinks are sure to be a hit this summer.
Aiming to remind consumers of the incredible bartenders ready to reawaken the nation’s taste buds this spring and summer, Andrey has been working in hospitality for more than three years now and is looking forward to the late night speakeasy cocktail bar reopening.
His top tips for cocktail perfection? “Follow the rule of three – sweet, sour and bitter! That’s always a good balancing formula for any cocktail. Good quality ice is also a must and is really important when making your drink. Finally, don’t go too heavy on the alcohol, 50-60ml per drink is a good measure, more will unbalance it.”
Heron Takes Flight
- 30ml Hernö Gin
- 20ml White Heron British Framboise
- 5ml raspberry vinegar
- 150ml “Sonic” (100ml Mediterranean tonic plus 50ml soda water)
- Garnish: Lemon twist
- Ice: Cubed
- Glass: Wine glass
- Build all ingredients in the glass and mix together with a bar spoon.
- Express the oils from the lemon peel by twisting the peel twist over the mouth of the glass and drop it into the glass.
From Bangkok With Love
- 50ml kaffir lime leaf infused Hernö Gin (Infuse 200ml of Hernö Gin with four cut-up kaffir lime leaves for four hours and then strain)
- 10ml White Heron British framboise liqueur
- 70ml pineapple juice
- 5ml agave syrup
- Garnish: Kaffir lime
- Ice: No ice
- Glass: Rocks
- Combine all ingredients apart from the framboise in a blender with three ice cubes.
- Blend for 10 seconds.
- Strain into the glass and float the framboise into the drink by using a spoon – you will pour the framboise slowly into it by dripping it down the spoon.