It won’t surprise you to know that we are rather big fans of a good cocktail at Auree. And given it is the month for a party, we thought we might throw a few ideas your way. Whether it’s a party at home or just the chance to challenge the attractive barman to something a little different, here are some of our winter favourites.
The Charlotta Champagne Cocktail
Well, you didn’t think we were going to be anything but decadent did you? A favourite of Jamie Oliver, this cocktail is a rather dangerous combination of brandy, orange and champagne. Perfect to pep things up at the beginning of the evening.
INGREDIENTS: 6 small brown sugar cubes | Angostura bitters |120 ml brandy |1 large orange, optional | 750 ml Champagne or Prosecco.
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The Golden Prestige
Ok, so it could definitely do with a better name. However, for those of you who like a bit of winter sun, this is one for you. We also suggest that you get someone else to make it. Not least because all cocktails taste a lot better when someone else has done all the shaking. Designed by Nicolas Michel, the Head Bartender at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Switzerland, he is anything but neutral about what spirit to use – Barcardi. Although we suspect he was paid to say that…
INGREDIENTS: Saffron | Fresh lime juice | Fresh passion fruit | Gomme syrup (quite, thats what we thought) | Orange Blossom Water | Bacardi.
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Cider Rum Punch
If you fancy the ‘checked lumberjack shirt’, of cocktails, then this is the boy for you. Designed with the lazy afternoon in mind, this will send you off in style. We would recommend operating neither heavy machinery or your work email after a couple of these.
INGREDIENTS: Dark rum | Lemon juice | Thyme simple syrup (avoids a tooth pick emergency) | Cider | Club Soda | Angostura Bitters | Apple Slices.
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Salted Lemon and Sage Presse.
Not all the best things come with alcohol. This challenges the assumption that a drink needs to be too sugary. Lemon, Sage and Salt. You’re taste buds won’t know what’s hit them. Which is lucky. Grab the details >
INGREDIENTS: Sage leaves | Simple Syrup | Salt | Club soda | Lemons
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