Edinburgh bartenders continue to rock the UK scene. Here’s Bramble’s Ryan Chetiyawardana winning the national final of Diageo’s World Class competition.
More info available at the World Class faffy flash website.
Barlife in the festival city
Being honest, I’m pretty cocktailed out at the moment. We’re just put the finishing touches to a new drinks menu at work – featuring some of the drinks I’ve posted here – and I’ve been making the most of not thinking about combinations of spirits and liqueurs. That said, there are still times when I do want something a little more exciting than a beer or spirit/mixer.
The problem here is that I’m genuinely awful at keeping my kitchen stocked. I’d save a pile of money if I actually planned meals rather than getting takeaways or eating at work. So, using whatever I had lying around the kitchen…
Kitchen Special No. 1
45ml Amsterdamsche Oude Genever
15ml Punt E Mes
15ml Elderflower Cordial
Dash egg white
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine-strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon zest if you’ve remembered to go shopping this week.
Anyone else think February’s a little early for naming the World Whisky of the Year for 2009?
Alcohol is officially back in the White House – who better to break the news than home mixologist Rachel Maddow?
My German isn’t what it used to be, but 359 cocktails in 1 hour is still damn impressive.