Category: art

A group of four chromium plated and glass automobile radiator decanter,

Circa 1960s for Bentley, Mercedes and Bugatti, Rolls-Royce later,

Comprising: a Bentley and Mercedes with maker’s marks for Ruddspeed Ltd (England) Reg. Design; together with a Bugatti and a Rolls Royce decanter The tallest – 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high

The Champagne Cocktail !

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 5 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Squeezed lemon peel
  • 1 glass champagne (10 tablespoons)

    *

  • For the garnish: Lemon twist
  1. Make the lemon twist garnish, if using.
  2. Add a sugar cube to bottom of a champagne flute**. Add 5 dashes of bitters to the sugar cube. Use a vegetable peeler to peel off a small strip of lemon skin. Squeeze the lemon skin into the flute to release the oils.
  3. Fill the glass with champagne and serve immediately: watch how the sugar cube makes the bubbles sparkle! Garnish with a lemon twist if desired.

NOTES:

*You’ll get about 5 drinks per 1 bottle of champagne.

**You can also serve this drinks on the rocks in a cocktail glass. Follow the same instructions, just place the ice in the glass with the sugar cube, then top with champagne. The drink will have a more subtle flavor.

The Best Foods to Eat with Champagne !

Gangnam Style Pony-rita !

2 ½ parts Tequila Avión Silver
½ part fresh lime juice
Sugar for rim
Lime slice garnish

Fill blender with ice and wet ingredients. Blend until frozen. Rub the rim of a margarita glass with a lime slice so that the sugar will stick, then rim the glass with sugar and add blended ingredients. Garnish with a lime slice.

Simple cocktails with sparkling wine !

From left, Herbal Champagne Cocktail, Poinsettia, Classic Champagne Cocktail, Kir Royale and 50th & France. 

Classic Champagne Cocktail from  A truly classic recipe (Serves 1)

• 1 sugar cube

• Angostura biters

• Dry Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled

• 1 lemon twist

Directions: On a paper towel or in a dish, pour bitters over the sugar cube until soaked. Drop the sugar cube into a chilled flute. Slowly pour Champagne or sparkling wine over the cube. Do not stir. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Kir Royale (Serves 1)

Note: Crème de cassis is a sweet black currant liqueur. Experiment with this cocktail by trying other liqueurs. Sweet fruit liqueurs don’t require additional sweetener. If you use a dry liqueur, add a bitters-soaked sugar cube.

• ½ oz. (1 tbsp.) crème de cassis

• Sparkling wine, chilled

Directions: Pour the crème de cassis into a chilled flute. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.

50th & France From Tattersall Distilling (Serves 1)

• 1 ½ oz. (3 tbsp.) fortified apple wine, such as Tattersall Pommeau

• ½ tbsp. maple syrup

• 4 oz. (½ c.) sparkling wine, chilled

Directions: Combine apple wine and maple syrup in a chilled flute and stir. Add sparkling wine. Do not stir.

Poinsettia From Tattersall Distilling. (Serves 1)

• 1 ½ oz. (3 tbsp.) cranberry liqueur, such as Tattersall Cranberry Liqueur

• ½ oz. (1 tbsp.) orange liqueur, such as Tattersall Orange Crema

• 4 oz. (½ c.) sparkling wine, chilled

• 1 lemon twist, or 2 cranberries, or other optional garnish

Directions: Combine ingredients in a chilled flute. Do not stir. Garnish as desired.

Herbal Champagne

From Dampfwerk Distilling

Cocktail (Serves 1)

• Bitters, any kind

• 1 sugar cube

• ½ oz. (1 tbsp.) herbal liqueur, such as Dampfwerk’s Helgo­lander

• Sparkling wine, chilled

Directions: On a paper towel or in a dish, pour bitters over the sugar cube until soaked. Drop the sugar cube into a chilled flute. Add herbal liqueur. Slowly pour sparkling wine over the cube. Do not stir.

Leila Navidi – Leila Navidi @ Startibune.com

Ultimate prawn cocktail !

Ingredients:

  • 500g king prawns
  • 200g mayonnaise
  • 50g tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, plus lemon wedges, to serve
  • a large pinch of paprika
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces, shredded
  • a large pinch of cayenne to finish
  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and tip in prawns. Cook for around 3-4 minutes, until pink and cooked through. Drain the prawns once cooked and spread out on a plate to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and paprika in a bowl. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Once the prawns are cool to the touch, mix with the sauce. Line 6 cocktail glasses with avocado slices around the sides and divide the shredded lettuce between them. Top with the prawn cocktail mixture and sprinkle with a little cayenne pepper. Serve immediately.

Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktail !

What ingredients do I need for this gin prosecco cocktail?

  • gin
  • elderflower liqueur
  • prosecco
  • lime wedges
  • sugar

How to make Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktails:

Step 1: Fill a shaker with ice and add the Gin and Elderflower Liqueur.

Step 2: Shake well to combine.

Step 3: Strain the contents of the shaker into sugar-rimmed glasses and top with Prosecco.

Step 4: Squeeze a lime wedge in each drink.

Step 5: Garnish with an additional lime wedge.

Step 6: Serve immediately.

The #100 Champagne Cocktail !

  • 3–4 ounces champagne or prosecco
  • ½ ounce maraschino liqueur (such as luxardo)
  • ½ ounces fresh lemon juice
  • twist of lemon garnish
  1. Combine lemon juice and maraschino liqueur in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a champagne flute or coupe glass.
  2. Top with chilled champagne/prosecco and garnish with a twist of lemon.

BY SHAWN WILLIAMS

Patrón Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

Barsys Coaster!

A smart coaster with a mini weighing-machine and an AI inside it that coaches you through the fine cocktail-mixing process.