Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Put all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Bartenders tip – to make a honey syrup just mix honey and boiling water (We like to use 1-part hot water straight out the kettle with 1-part honey). Stir, and leave in the fridge to cool. Alternatively, you can also use a really light-coloured runny honey. Shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled glass. Traditionally served straight up but equally enjoyable served over ice.
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, and stir well. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Snap over the oils from lemon zest and garnish with a green olive for the best of both. For the original taste – A warm glass is the martini’s enemy, so make sure to freeze your martini glass for up to an hour before making your drink. This will not only give the glass a frosted finish but more importantly will keep your martini perfectly crisp and chilled.
Fill a highball glass with cubed ice. Shake the gin, liqueur, lemon juice and syrup. Strain into the glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with the taste of an English Summer: a slice of fresh strawberry and sprig of mint For the true taste – Pre-made strawberry syrup is readily available in quality supermarkets and specialist shops, but making your own is a foolproof way of capturing the true taste of an English strawberry when they’re in season.
Chill a martini glass. Shake all the ingredients thoroughly. Strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and blackberries. For the true taste – While it requires some extra effort, home-squeezed grapefruit will retain the fruit’s natural sweetness without the bitter edge that can dominate shop-bought juice. Use pink grapefruit for a slightly sweeter finish, and white grapefruit for a touch of natural bitterness.
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Measure out the ingredients over the ice. Stir with the ice for one minute. Garnish with a wedge of orange. Bartenders Tip – To measure out your cocktail ingredients, bartenders use a jigger. The smaller end measures 25ml – perfect for making a Negroni which requires equal parts of each ingredient. The larger end measures 50ml – perfect for making a double G&T. If you don’t have a jigger, an egg cup also works when making a Negroni to ensure you use the same amount of each spirit.
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