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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

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Cocktails have long been associated with elegance, sophistication and luxury. The style-conscious and wealthy of America have been sipping gin-slings and stirring-up rum-toddies since at least the early 17th century. From Mint Julep to the esteemed Martini, we’ve put together a selection of classic cocktail recipes which promise to delight and surprise even the most sophisticated of gentlemen.

Served as a pre-dinner thirst-quencher, the wealthiest and most exclusive homes lavished their guests with fine brandies, squeezed lemons and bitter gins. The onset of World War One brought an end to such luxuries, but the cocktail survived as a symbol of opulence and finesse.

Cocktails have gone in and out of fashion as new spirits have emerged and alternative mixers experimented with. Modern cocktails are often sugar-sweet and fruit-juice loaded; an assault of brightly coloured liquids and paper umbrellas. At Puff, we think it’s time for a revival of classic, distinguished cocktails; drinks that require high-quality spirits and a refined palette.

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Sangaree

This cocktail derives its name from the Spanish word for ‘blood’. Originally made with wine, the cocktail has a distinct taste and is usually flavoured using nutmeg.

Ingredients:
•    6 cracked ice cubes
•    2 measures brandy
•    1 measure sugar syrup
•    Soda water
•    1tsp port
•    Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

Put the ice cubes into a chilled highball glass. Pour the brandy over the ice followed by the sugar syrup. Top up the glass using the soda water, and stir gently. Next, float the port on top by pouring it gently over the back of a teaspoon, and sprinkle with Nutmeg to finish.

Between the Sheets

A smooth and silky drink; this is the perfect cocktail for a romantic evening in. Using white rum and lemon juice, it’s a traditional, elegant drink with subtle kick.

Ingredients:
•    4-6 cracked ice cubes
•    2 measures brandy
•    1 measure triple sec
•    1 measure lemon juice
•    Orange peel to decorate

Put the ice into a cocktail shaker and pour the brandy, triple sec and lemon juice over the ice. Putting the cap on the cocktail shaker, mix the cocktail vigorously until a frost forms. Then, strain the cocktail into a chilled glass and decorate with a twist of orange peel.

Mint Julep
‘Julep’ means a mixed drink sweetened with sugar. A precursor to modern sweetened cocktails like the Mojito, the Mint Julep is a cool, sweet drink perfect for laid-back afternoons in the sun.

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Ingredients;
•    The leaves from one fresh sprig of mint
•    1 tbsp of sugar syrup
•    6-8 crushed ice cubes
•    3 measures of bourbon whisky
•    1 fresh mint sprig to decorate

Put the mint leaves and sugar syrup into a small, chilled glass and mash the mixture using a teaspoon. Next, add about 6-8 cubes of crushed ice to the tumbler (or enough to fill the glass to the top) and add 3 measures of bourbon to the mixture. Finish off with a sprig of fresh mint and serve.






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