Prepare all ingredients prior to making any drinks
Set up your bar near a sink and bin plus find a container for ice
You always need more ice than you think – so get more!!
Prepare drinks on a tea towel to minimise mess
If you don't have a measure then use an egg cup or measuring jug; just keep the shot proportions the same.
If you want to impress, garnish your drinks using some of the core (non-alcoholic) ingredients of the drink such as fruit
We're realistic to understand that not everyone owns a Cocktail Making Kit. If you don't have proper bar kit, you can use the following:
Thin Long Spoon (to replace bar spoon)
Strong pint glass (to replace mixing glass)
Large Jam Jar/Any large jar with a lid (to replace a shaker)
A measure for spirits (bottle cap, egg cup etc.) A "part" is 25ml or 1oz.
Rolling Pin (to replace a muddler)
Sugar Syrup. Make this yourself. Dissolve 2 parts sugar to one part boiling water. Just use a cup or a mug to measure out the parts. You can also buy this from good retailers as "Syrup de Gomme"
Angostura® aromatic bitters
2 parts Angostura Reserva Rum (or Angostura 5 Year Old Rum to make a luxury Daiquiri)
1.5 parts Lime Juice
1 part Sugar Syrup - Depends on how sweet a tooth you have!!
Add ingredients into jam jar, add cubed ice and shake it viciously for 15 seconds. Strain through a sieve into a cocktail glass (or a champagne flute)
1.5 parts Angostura 7 Year Old Rum
3 parts Pink Grapefruit
0.5 parts Sugar Syrup
2 parts Soda Water
Shake ingredients viciously in Jam Jar
Strain through a sieve into an ice filled tall glass.
Top with the fizzy water & stir.
Two parts Angostura Reserva Rum or Angostura 5 Year Old Rum
Two fairly generous teaspoons of Jam/Jelly (Raspberry or Strawberry)
One part lemon juice
Half an egg white (No yolk)
Add ingredients into Jam Jar.
Add cubed ice and shake it viciously.
Strain through sieve into a short glass or tumbler.
2 parts Angostura 5 Year Old Rum
4 Lime wedges
12 mint leaves
1 part Sugar Syrup
1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
Cracked or Crushed Ice (Hit Cubed Ice inside Tea Towel if you don’t have crushed ice)
Add lime wedges, lime juice, mint & sugar syrup into a tall glass.
Muddle the ingredients with rolling pin (press, don't mash!).
Fill the glass two-thirds with crushed or broken ice
Add Angostura 5 Year Old Rum
Stir frantically to bring all ingredients to the surface
Pack with more crushed ice and top with just a splash of soda.
Add four dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters.
(Note: the glass should be over-whelmed with crushed ice)
2 parts Angostura 1919
3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
0.5 parts Maple Syrup or Sugar Syrup
1.5 parts Pressed Apple Juice
Add ingredients in to pint glass
Add ice to mixing glass then stir for 15-20 seconds
Strain through sieve in to ice filled short glass
What cocktail is suitable for one of the world’s finest sipping rums?
Simple: 1824 in brandy balloon with a couple of cubes of ice. Nothing more, nothing less.