With summer holidays just round the corner, there’s no better way to commemorate a successful second season by swilling together some of Tom’s concoctions. Here’s a list of our favourites (and remember: drink responsibly)...
EP 2: Manhattan
Ingredients: 60 ml rye whiskey (or bourbon), 30 ml sweet vermouth, cherry for garnish
Method: Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and drop in a single cherry.
Ep 3: Snowball
Ingredients: 45 ml advocaat, 90 ml lemonade, strawberry for garnish
Method: Pour advocaat into a large wine glass, then slowly add lemonade while stirring. Float the strawberry in the glass and serve with straws.
Ep 4: Whiskey sour
Ingredients: 60ml bourbon or rye whiskey, 20 ml lemon juice, 1 teaspoon castor sugar, spiral of lemon peel for garnish
Method: Shake liquid ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel if desired.
Ep 6: Bloody Mary
Ingredients: 45 ml vodka, 90 ml tomato juice, juice of ½ lemon, few dashes each of Tabasco and Worcestershire sauces, salt and freshly ground black pepper, slice of lemon and a celery stalk for garnish
Method: Mix vodka and juices with ice and stir well. Strain into tall chilled glass and add fresh ice. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Float the lemon slice in the glass and serve with a crisp celery stalk to use as a swizzle stick.
Ep 6: Mango Daiquiri
Ingredients: 45 ml white rum, 20 ml lime liqueur, 45 ml frozen mango nectar, strawberry for garnish.
Method: Blend ingredients with ice until just blended. Pile into cocktail glass or champagne saucer and garnish with strawberry.
Ep 7: Singapore Sling
Ingredients: 45 ml gin, 10 ml cherry brandy, 15 ml lemon juice, 1 teaspoonc astor sugar, soda water, slice of lemon for garnish.
Method: Shake gin, brandy, juice and sugar well with ice. Strain into a tall glass, add an ice cube and top with soda water. Twist the lemon slice, skewer with a toothpick and then balance on the glass.