#EssentialCocktail => Classic Martini
A staple cocktail in our household is the classic martini. I like mine with gin and extra dry. Most often than not, I will skip vermouth all together. Jonny prefers his a bit more wet and dirty. But we both agree they must be shaken until they become as cold as possible. The garnish, is where I like to switch things up. I usually use whatever we have around and simply try to make the cocktails visually entertaining.
-3 Ounces gin (Bombay is my favorite. It smells absolutely delicious)
-2 Drops dry vermouth for the extra dry version or 1/2...
#EssentialCocktail => Scotch and Cola
We love scotch! And sometimes we want to mellow it down a bit with a touch of cola. All natural cola that is, but are still on the lookout for the tastiest one. Send us a note with your favorite brand.
-2 oz Scotch
-1/2 oz Cola
-Frozen habanero peppers
Pour the scotch and cola on ice.
Rime the glass with lime juice
Decorate with mini skewers of lime and frozen habaneros.
Voila! Scotch and cola.
#EssentialCocktail => Grapefruit Gin
-2 dash of Jonny Hetherington Essentials Peach Habanero Sauce
-2 oz gin
-2 oz freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
-Coarse sea salt
Salt the rim of your favourite tumbler.
In a shaker add two dashes of hot sauce and equal parts gin and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Shake with ice and pour over the rocks.
Garnish with fresh grapefruit and habanero slices.
Voila! Habanero grapefruit gin cocktail.
#EssentialCocktail => Spicy Gin Cucumber Cocktail
-4 oz gin
-12 oz lemonade (freshly squeezed lemons mixed with a touch of sugar)
-1 dash of Pineapple Hot Sauce
-1 long slice of cucumber per glass
Arrange your cucumber slices in your high ball glasses.
Fill with ice cubes.
Add the gin, lemonade and Hot Sauce. Stir well and serve immediately.
Voila! Spicy gin cucumber cocktail.
#EssentialCocktail => Peach Habanero Salted Rim Gin and Tonics
It's August and the peaches are finally ripe. We are adding them everywhere including our cocktails!
-1 cup sea salt
-1 tbsp Peach Hot Sauce
Mix the sea salt and hot sauce in a pan and heat over medium low while constantly stirring with a small whisk until your sea salt is dry again. Poor into a plate just a bit larger than your cocktail glasses. Wet the rim of your glasses with the lime wedges and rub your glasses into the salt.