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High Ball

Champagne Glass


Martini Glass

There are four typical glass types used to make cocktails:
• • • • Champagne Flute Martini Glass High Ball Tumbler

There are some basic tips concerning glassware.
Make sure the glass is: • Clean, • Doesn’t have cracks or chips, • s chilled (either in fridge, or by I adding some cubes of ice and water to the glass – remember to discard the ice and water before you begin to fill with cocktail ingredients!)

There are two main uses for a garnish – to add aesthetic value and extra flavour to a drink.
There are certain rules to follow when cutting fruit to ensure good quality garnishes and safety: • lways cut the fruit on a clean A chopping board, use a clean knife and cut away from the body; • eep the board secure by K placing a cloth under it to prevent slipping; • heck the fruit for bruises C and ripeness;

Certain cocktails require certain glasses to enhance appearance and taste, so we recommend that cocktails should be served in the glass specified in the recipe. Most cocktail recipes should indicate the correct glass to use for each drink.

• o soften the fruit (especially T limes) which helps to release more juice, roll them on a surface with your hands or leave in hot water for five minutes; • lways wash the fruit before A cutting, as citrus fruits are often waxed.

Standard Garnishes:
•  emon – can be cut into slices L or wedges. •  ime – can be cut into 8 wedges L or wheels. • range – usually cut into slices O or half slices depending on size of fruit.


Unit awareness

There are four main types of ice:

• rushedorcracked – Little C nuggets of ice that will both • locked – Originally, bartenders B chill the drink very quickly and would use a large block of ice dilute the drink down (both of and a pick and have to hack off which they are intended to their own ice. do in cocktails such as •  ubed – Traditionally the most C the Caipirinha). popular, these cubes will chill • haved(snowice) – Finer than S at a slower rate but stay solid crushed ice. This ice will melt for longer. on impact and chill any liquid at a very fast rate.

Do you know what an alcohol unit is and how many are in your drink?
Wine (small glass) - 175ml 2.1units at 12% ABV Spirit - 35ml measure 1.3units at 37.5% ABV When hosting a drinks party, it’s important to have some non-alcoholic drink options as an alternative, particularly for those who may be driving or need a refreshing change.

Pint of standard beer or cider It’s also a good idea to offer your 1pint(568ml) guests some food to accompany 2.3units at 4.1% ABV the drinks, including snacks and canapés, which will add to the Bottleof beer or RTD atmosphere and help guests to (Ready to drink) - 275ml absorb the alcohol and not drink 1.4units at 5% ABV too much.

Grey Goose BACARDI Superior Rum
In Santiago de Cuba in 1862, Don Facundo Bacardi y Massó created Bacardi Superior Rum: the world’s first premium aged white rum. So revolutionary was his creation and the process he pioneered to make it that it set the standard for all future rum making. TheBACARDIRumMojito
• 0ml BACARDI Superior Rum 5 • 5ml fresh lime juice 1 • barspoons caster sugar 2 • 12 mint leaves • Soda optional
Gather mint leaves and rub around edge of a highball glass, tear and drop in glass, churn with sugar, lime juice, and crushed ice, add Bacardi Superior Rum and more crushed ice, churn with bar spoon, top with only a splash of soda, stir and garnish with a mint sprig (and add crushed ice as necessary). 2 UNITS

Known as the World’s Best Tasting Vodka, Grey Goose is renowned for its superior taste, style and character. Created in Cognac, France, home to the world’s most respected experts in spirits making, Grey Goose vodka benefits from the region’s rich history of creating luxury foods, wines and spirits. GreyGooseClassicMartiniCocktail
• 0ml Grey Goose vodka 7 • 0ml Noilly Prat dry vermouth 1
Pour Noilly Prat dry vermouth into a shaker filled with ice. Stir to coat the ice cubes and then strain out. Pour in Grey Goose vodka and stir well until extremely cold, before double-straining (for perfect clarity) into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Garnish with either an olive from brine or zest the oil from a strip of lemon peel over the surface of the drink.

To produce such a superior spirit, Don Facundo combined the best of dark spirits production techniques (ageing and blending) with his pioneering filtration process (charcoal filtration, now used by other white spirits) to create the perfectly balanced mixing rum that neither overpowers nor disappears in your drink. Due to Bacardi Superior Rum’s perfectly balanced taste, it was used by cocktail pioneers as the principle ingredient in the birth of the world’s best known rum cocktails, including the BACARDI Mojito (1860s), the BACARDI Daiquiri (1896) and the Bacardi CocktailTM (1917). Despite Bacardi Rum and Coke being the world’s most asked for branded spirit and mixer combination, its unique flavour can also be enjoyed with a number of other delicious and refreshing mixers. • 0ml BACARDI Superior Rum 5 • 5ml fresh lime juice 2 • 1.5 tsp caster sugar
Shake hard all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ½ cubed, ½ crushed ice until shaker is frosty. Double strain into flute / daiquiri coupe glass.

The Maître de Chai (cellar master) for Grey Goose vodka – a man called Francois Thibault – ensures that every element of its production is of the highest quality. He selects 100% of the finest French wheat, the same wheat used to create delicious French pastries, and employs an exclusive five-step distillation process to concentrate its exceptional flavour. Pure spring water naturally filtered through Grande Champagne limestone is then blended with the spirit. Only when the spirit has reached its optimal taste is the Maître de Chai truly satisfied. Grey Goose vodka is lush, smooth and rounded and melts in the mouth with a long-lasting, satisfying finish. • 5ml Grey Goose L’Orange vodka 3 • 5ml cranberry juice 2 • 0ml premium flavoured orange liqueur 2 • tsp fresh lime juice 2
Place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake hard until ice cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange zest.
2.5 UNITS*

• 0ml BACARDI Superior Rum 5 • 0ml fresh lime juice 2 • 10ml Grenadine
Shake hard all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ½ cubed, ½ crushed ice until shaker is frosty. Fine-strain into a coupe glass.

• 0ml Grey Goose Le Citron vodka 5 • 20ml sugar syrup • lime cut into eighths 1
Muddle the limes and sugar syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add Grey Goose Le Citron vodka and crushed ice and shake for a few seconds. Pour into a rocks glass.

* Based on 20ml of orange liqueur, 40% ABV.

Southern Comfort
• 5ml of Jack Daniel’s 3 • 140ml of apple juice • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in Jack Daniel’s and top up with apple juice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

A legendary night with friends……in New Orleans The excitement and vibrancy of New Orleans is what attracted bartender Martin Wilkes Heron. In 1874, he decided that the home of Mardi Gras deserved a smoother alternative to the harsh whiskies from Kentucky and Tennessee.

• 5ml Southern Comfort 3 • lime cordial • 140ml lemonade • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in Southern Comfort, a dash of lime cordial and top up with lemonade. Squeeze and drop in a lime wedge.

Jack Daniel’s
Jack Daniel was never short of admirers. There’s one good reason why. It’s all down to his smooth, sippin’ whiskey.

In 1866, Jack Daniel’s distillery became the first registered distillery in the United States. It’s here in Lynchburg, Tennessee that every drop of Jack Daniel’s is still produced and bottled today. During its 141 years, it has won numerous Gold Medals from around the world. We put its success down to the unique way in which his famous ‘Old No. 7’ brand is made: the finest corn, rye and barley malt; the pure, iron-free water from Lynchburg’s Cave Spring; the hard maple charcoal mellowing process; and the charred white oak barrel maturing. It’s the extra step of charcoal mellowing that makes Jack Daniel’s a smooth sipping Tennessee whisky not a bourbon. It’s dripped through ten feet of sugar maple charcoal, which takes out any impurities and lends a unique, smooth taste. • 25ml Jack Daniel’s • 25ml Cointreau • lemon wedges (squeezed) 2 • 150ml lemonade
Fill a high ball glass with ice and pour in the Jack Daniel’s and Cointreau. Squeeze in both lemon wedges, then top up with lemonade. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

By adding a secret blend of fruits and spices, he struck upon the perfect combination – Southern Comfort. Later, in 1900, Southern Comfort picked up a Gold Medal for quality and taste at the Paris World Exposition. Another followed four years later at the St Louis World Fair. Today, New Orleans wouldn’t be the same without Southern Comfort. Best enjoyed with lime and lemonade, its distinctive taste is shared by friends on great nights. No wonder Southern Comfort’s the drink at the heart of Mardi Gras the best party in the world. • 5ml Southern Comfort 2 • juice of half a lime • dashes of Angostura bitters 3 • ginger beer
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice and pour in the Southern Comfort. Add the lime juice and bitters and top up with ginger beer. Garnish with a squeezed lime wedge.

• 5ml of Jack Daniel’s 3 • 140ml of cola • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in Jack Daniel’s and top up with cola. Garnish with a lime wedge.

• 0ml Southern 2 Comfort • 5ml lime
Shake over ice in a cocktail shaker and serve as a chilled shot.

In Finland, most of our land is untouched and our air and waters untainted. It’s this unique combination that makes Finlandia so naturally pure – afterall, every ingredient derives directly from nature itself. When water trickles through nature’s filter, the result is pure. Our pure glacial spring water requires no additional treatment or processing, because nature created the perfect filter, a glacial moraine, over 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Nature has created this water in perfect form and that’s the way we use it.

Bombay Sapphire
Bombay Sapphire has changed the way we think about gin. The incomparable taste of Bombay Sapphire is the result of ten carefully selected botanical ingredients coupled with a unique distillation process.

• 5ml Bombay Sapphire 3 • 40ml tonic water 1 • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in Bombay Sapphire and top up with tonic water. To finish, rub a fresh lime wedge around the rim of the glass, squeeze and drop into the glass.

• 5ml Finlandia Classic or the 3 Finlandia flavour of your choice • 140ml tonic water • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in Finlandia Classic or the Finlandia flavour of your choice and top up with tonic water. Squeeze and drop in a lime wedge.

Unlike some gins, which ‘boil’ their botanicals together with the spirit, Bombay Sapphire distills its spirit alone. The vapour from this distillation gently passes through a copper basket containing the botanicals. This infuses the subtle aromatic flavour from each of the ten botanicals into the spirit for a crisp, balanced, more refined taste, making it the choice of top bartenders in countless classic and contemporary cocktails. This versatile gin is enjoyed by both gin drinkers and non gin drinkers alike. • 5ml Bombay Sapphire 3 • 35ml lemonade • 0ml cranberry juice 7
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in the Bombay Sapphire, lemonade and cranberry juice and stir to mix. To finish, rub a fresh lime wedge around the rim of the glass, squeeze and drop into the glass.

Only in Finland are the conditions just perfect for growing six row barley. Finlandia’s pure environment along with the sustained glow of the Midnight Sun in the summer, provides the most perfect growing harmony. Our trusted farmers cultivate our six row barley, ensuring the crops receive special care and attention. Finlandia’s six row barley contains very little oil, resulting in a crisp, clean taste and texture that makes our vodka ideal for drinking both straight and mixed. The Midnight Sun: a celebration of life’s most simple pleasures. During the summer months in Finland, the sun refuses to set, creating 73 ‘days’ of Midnight Sun and ensuring constant growth and quality for our six row barley. It’s such an important part of Finnish culture that the Midnight Sun is celebrated throughout the country and represented on every bottle of Finlandia. It’s through the combination of these unique, natural elements that we have created the purest vodka on the market today, the third largest imported premium vodka in the world!

• 0ml Finlandia 5 Classic or Lime Fusion • 25ml sugar syrup • 4 lime wedges
Muddle the lime and sugar syrup, add crushed ice and Finlandia Vodka and stir. Top with more crushed ice.

• 35ml Bombay Sapphire • 140ml cranberry juice • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in Bombay Sapphire and top up with cranberry juice. To finish, rub a fresh lime wedge around the rim of the glass, squeeze and drop into the glass.

• 5ml Finlandia Classic 2 or Cranberry Fusion • 10ml sugar syrup • 0ml strawberry 2 puree or 4 fresh strawberries • 25ml lemon juice • 10ml Framboise • 10ml Cassis • top with Champagne
Pour all the ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into an ice filled high ball glass. Add further ice and top up with Champagne. Garnish with a strawberry and lemon slice.

* Based on maximum of 100ml of Champagne, 12% ABV; 10ml of Cassis, 15% ABV and 10ml of Frambois, 20% ABV.

It’s no secret that the Italians are renowned for their style and sophistication. It’s this passion for the finer things in life that led three colleagues, Allessandro Martini, Teofino Sola and Luigi Rossi, to take their MARTINI® vermouth brand and create one of the most famous and glamourous drinks the world has ever seen. Melograno
• 70mls of MARTINI® Rosato • 40mls of fresh pomegranate 1 juice • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in MARTINI® Rosato and top up with pomegranate juice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.


1745 – An heroic tale of risk, rebellion and passion. A secret kept for over 250 years. A young prince launched a brave but doomed adventure to regain the Scottish kingdom

• 35ml Drambuie • 3-4 lime wedges
Chop half a fresh lime into 3-4 wedges and muddle in a rocks glass. Fill with crushed ice, then add the Drambuie and gently stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Even though their adventure began back in 1863 at the Pessione factory near Turin, their legacy continues to live on to this day. All 4 MARTINI® variants, Rosato, Bianco, Extra Dry & Rosso, are still made to their original recipes using only the finest Italian wines and over 80 carefully selected exotic herbs & spices. Its this unique, and balanced contrast between bitter & sweet that makes MARTINI® the perfect blend and delicious choice for any occasion. So chose your favourite MARTINI® and mix with pleasure the Italian way. • 70ml MARTINI® Bianco • 70ml ginger ale • 70ml apple juice • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with ice. Pour in MARTINI® Bianco and top up with equal parts of ginger ale and apple juice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Escaping the Redcoats, Bonnie Prince Charlie gifted his loyal friend Captain John MacKinnon with the secret to his Royal elixir. The Royal Apothecary, having been ordered to create the elixir – to fire the passion and light the flame of courage – would have spared no expense for the Prince. A secret blend of herbs and spices infused into the finest Scotch whisky, creating the unique taste of Drambuie – intense and versatile. Drambuie – THE SPIRIT LIVES ON • 25ml Drambuie • 25ml Jack Daniel’s • 4 lime wedges • lemonade
Fill a hi-ball glass with ice, add Drambuie, Jack Daniel’s, 4 lime wedges and stir. Top up with lemonade and garnish with a lime wedge.

• 35ml MARTINI® Rosato • 35ml MARTINI® Bianco • 140ml real lemonade • dash of bitters • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with ice. Pour in the MARTINI® Rosato & Bianco, top with real lemonade and add a dash of bitters. Garnish with a lime wedge.

• 25ml Drambuie • 25ml Chambord • 25ml lemon juice • dash of gomme • Angostura bitters Shake and strain the ingredients into a rocks glass. Garnish wth a lemon slice and raspberry.
2 UNITS* * Based on maximum of 5ml of Bitters, 45% ABV.

Woodford Reserve
There are many people who are in the dark about the unique taste of Woodford Reserve bourbon. That’s not to say we’re upset about it. Far from it. We have our connoisseurs – the kind of people who know a good bourbon when they taste one.

• 5ml Woodford 3 Reserve
Simply pour 35ml of Woodford Reserve into an ice filled tumbler and serve.

Chambord is inspired by a unique black raspberry liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France during the late 17th century. The liqueur was said to have been introduced to King Louis XIV during one of his visits to the Chateau de Chambord during his reign.

• 10ml Chambord • 150ml Champagne
Pour Chambord into the bottom of a flute glass and top with Champagne.

Which is why our Master Distiller, Chris Morris, is so important to us. Distilled at the oldest operating distillery in the US, he ensures every drop of Woodford Reserve is triple distilled in our unique copper pot stills - the only bourbon still to be made in this time-honoured fashion. It is then aged in our bespoke charred American oak barrels. The result is extra special – an unrivalled superpremium small batch bourbon. And the taste is like no other. Where else can you get a bourbon with such exceptional depth, character and smoothness, and with hints of vanilla, butterscotch and chocolate too? It’s no surprise then that the award-winning Woodford Reserve is one of the finest bourbons in Kentucky, or anywhere else for that matter. • 5ml Woodford Reserve 3 • 140ml of ginger ale • lime wedge
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in Woodford Reserve and top up with 140mls of ginger ale. Squeeze and drop in a lime wedge.

Chambord’s orb shaped bottle has been a symbol of the French monarchy for centuries. Today, Chambord is enjoyed throughout the world. Embraced for its velvety rich taste and versatility, it is delicious as a flavourful ingredient in cocktails or with Champagne. Chambord is lovingly crafted on the premises of a traditional Loire Valley Chateau south of Paris using the world’s finest raspberries and blackberries, Madagascan vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac to create the natural Black Raspberry Liqueur. • 35ml Chambord • 20ml lemon juice • 5ml raspberry 1 puree • Champagne
Shake and strain Chambord, lemon juice and raspberry puree over cubed ice into a (12oz) sling glass. Top with Champagne. 2.5 UNITS*

• 0ml Woodford Reserve 5 • 10ml sugar syrup • orange peel • dashes Angostura bitters 4
Gently muddle the orange peel, sugar syrup and bitters in an old fashioned glass. Add ice and stir in part of the Woodford Reserve until dilutes. Keep adding Woodford Reserve and ice. Garnish with orange peel.

• 25ml Chambord • 5ml Finlandia 2 Grapefruit • 15ml lemon juice • 0ml pomegranate 2 juice
Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. 1.5 UNITS
* Based on maximum of 150ml of Champagne, 12% ABV.

42Below Tuaca
Tuaca’s inspiration comes from 15th century Renaissance Italy, a period of cultural enlightenment. Legend has it that a brandy based liqueur was created for Lorenzo the Magnificent, a ruler of Florence and member of the Medici family. TuscanMule
• 50ml Tuaca • 3 fresh lime wedges • ginger ale
Fill a highball glass with cubed ice. Squeeze and drop in 3 fresh lime wedges. Pour 50ml of Tuaca and top up with ginger ale.

Geoff Ross began distilling vodka in his garage in 1996. A decade later and 42 BELOW has become the world’s most awarded vodka, proving Geoff’s hunch that if you were going to choose the perfect environment to make perfect vodka you would have to choose New Zealand.

• 5ml 42 BELOW Pure vodka 7 • 0ml MARTINI® Extra Dry 1
Fill a shaker with ice and pour in the MARTINI® Extra Dry. Stir quickly and strain off excess vermouth. Now pour in the 42 BELOW Pure vodka and stir about 10-12 times. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.

In 1938 Gaetano Tuoni and Giorgio Canepa, brothers-in-law, fulfilled their dream of opening a distillery to produce traditional Italian spirits. They took inspiration from their Renaissance predecessors to create Tuaca [Too-wa-ka]. During World War II, American servicemen based in Livorno discovered the smooth taste of Tuaca. Upon their return, the servicemen took cases of Tuaca back with them and word of Tuaca soon spread. Due to the demand created, Tuaca was first exported to America in the 1950s and has since spread to the UK and Australia. Tuaca is hand-crafted by the Tuoni & Canepa Blending House in Livorno, Tuscany from oak aged Italian brandy, infused with citrus fruit and sweet aromatics. This gives Tuaca its complex taste profile, which makes Tuaca an excellent base in a variety of cocktails and long drinks. Tuaca’s bold, yet smooth taste is often enjoyed simply chilled or over ice.

Conditions at the 42nd parallel are pretty much bang on – the air sets a world standard for purity and the volcanic spring water is Aa rated. Quadruple distilled and charcoal filtered 35 times, the spirit is finally bottled at 42% abv – made for taste not tax. Judges and vodka lovers the world over praise 42 BELOW for its execptional smoothness that delivers flavour without heat. 42 BELOW’s unique flavour range of Passionfruit, Feijoa, Manuka Honey and Kiwifruit are all natural, giving pure clean flavours and aromas that are fresh and bright, and shine in cocktails. New Zealand in a bottle. • 35ml 42 BELOW Feijoa vodka • 105ml lemonade. • cucumber
Cut a long, thin slice of cucumber, about as long as a high ball glass and rest it against the inside of the glass. Fill with cubed ice, pour in 42 BELOW Feijoa vodka and top up with lemonade.

• 25ml Tuaca
Simply pour 25ml chilled Tuaca from the fridge/ freezer into a shot glass. Sip and savour.

• 25ml Tuaca • 25ml Jack Daniel’s
Fill a rocks glass with cubed ice, add ingredients and serve.

• 35ml 42 BELOW Passionfruit • 105ml fresh cranberry • 2 lime wedges
Fill a high ball glass with cubed ice. Pour in 35ml of 42 BELOW Passionfruit vodka and top up with 105ml of cranberry juice. Squeeze and drop in two lime wedges.

BACARDI and the Bat Device are registered trademarks of Bacardi & Company Limited. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE bottle design and device are trademarks and/or registered trademarks. © 2008 FVW. All rights reserved. FINLANDIA and the Midnight Sun Reindeer are registered trademarks. © 2008 Southern Comfort. All rights reserved. Southern Comfort is a registered trademark. SoCo is a trademark© 2008 Drambuie. All rights reserved. Drambuie is a registered trademark of The Drambuie Liqueur Company Ltd. 42 BELOW and the 42 BELOW bottle design are trademarks and/or registered trademarks. Tuaca Italian Liqueur, Livorno, Italy, 35% Alc. by Volume. Imported by Brown-Forman Beverages, Louisville. © 2008 Jack Daniel’s. All rights reserved. JACK DANIEL’S and OLD NO.7 are registered trademarks. KY © 2008. GREY GOOSE & the GREY GOOSE Device are registered trademarks. MARTINI® and the Ball & Bar logo are registered trademarks. The “Flags and Shields” device and the M&R stylised letters are trademarks. CHAMBORD BLACK RASPBERRY LIQUEUR and CHAMBORD are registered trademarks. © 2008 Chambord. All rights reserved. WOODFORD RESERVE is a trademark. © 2008 Brown-Forman Corporation. All rights reserved.

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