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Well here we are, at King Seany's Bar. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave a tip. Here you will find a large selection of my favourite drinks recipes, from all around the World. Now, I'm no alcoholic (hic), but I have tried a lot of these...not all on the same day obviously. During the many parties we have had, I dread to think how much we have actually consumed - but I do recycle the bottles.....Please feel free to amend the recipes to your own taste, this is the beauty of Cocktails, but I'd suggest subtle changes from the main ingredients give best results. Firstly there are a number of featured cocktails - favourites which we drink time and time again, then some more to try....


KILLER SANGRIA

I do enjoy a good Sangria, although I've never been to Spain!

It really doesn't matter what you use as the base of the mixture - any red wine will do. For the punch which is pictured below you will need a large bucket (we used a plantpot!), or caldron, or you could of course use less of each (if you are short on drinkers).

6 Bottles of Red Wine (anything)
2 Bottles of Vodka (any brand)
Juice of 4 Oranges
Juice of 2 Lemons
Juice of 1 Lime
8 Oranges
2 Lemons
2 Limes
Angostura Bitters - 10 dashes will do
4 or 5 capfuls of Grenadine
Castor Sugar (to taste)
lemonade (to serve)
ice

Sangria in a giant plantpot Juice the lemons, limes, lime and oranges. Add bitters and Grenadine. Pour in the sugar into the mixture to taste, mix til dissolved.

Cut the remaining fruit into mouth sized pieces, removing any pips along the way. Take your large bucket or caldron and place fruit into it.

Pour juice mixture over fruit. Cork the wine, pour over fruit, and add Vodka. Mix together with a wooden spoon.

Sangria is best left for a while, 24 hours if you have it, in a cool place. If the fridge is big enough, that's fine, otherwise a garage/cellar/hole in the ground will do. Cover to protect from aliens and mooses.

Serve into a glass (a big one is fine) with a few chunks of ice, some of the fruit, and top with lemonade.

DRINK!


VODKA JELLY

Vodka Jelly is not hard to make, it's just a case of getting your quantities right! If you don't, it just won't set.

Any jelly mix will do fine, strawberry and raspberry are obvious favourites. Any brand of Vodka will also do just fine.Half eaten Vodka Jelly!

Basically you mix the jelly as you would normally, only using 80% of the recommended liquid. Substitute 40% of the liquid for vodka, and the remaining 40% hot water, and mix until all jelly has melted away. Pour into ice cube containers, shot glasses, or a bowl will suffice and allow to set in the fridge. It depends on your fridge, but a few hours should be fine - but make well in advance.

Next is the fun part....drinking it. Well it's not so much drinking it as letting it slide down your throat. Don't worry you won't taste the vodka in it, the jelly is nice though. Don't eat too much, remember how much vodka is in it.

You can also try this recipe with Rum, although I wouldn't recommend the 80% alc rum, which I brought back from St. Lucia .


CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

Simple to make, and not necessarily expensive either. Take a Champagne glass, put a teaspoon of sugar into it, and add a shot of Brandy. Now mix in a little Angostura Bitters, then finally top up with Champagne, or sparkling wine will do if money is a problem. To enjoy this drink at it's best, I'd suggest relaxing in a jacuzzi.


QF

QF CocktailsThis is an abbreviated name for this cocktail. It's not hard to make, but the ingredients can be a real struggle to locate, unless you are in a big City. We had to call 10 off licences before we could locate a bottle of Midori, and Amaretto is also hard to come by......anyway, should you be able to lay your hands on the four ingredients, you will have the basis for a great cocktail party! So, the four ingredients required are: Baileys Irish Cream (or equivalent), Midori (melon liqeuer), Amaretto, and Kahlua (Coffee liqeuer). You will definately need some very small glasses - preferably shot glasses. The quantitites are roughly 25% of each, to fill the glass. First the Amaretto, followed by the Midori, then the Kahlua. Just pour these slowly and carefully. It is quite difficult to keep them seperate, but with practise it can be done. Finally add the Irish Cream, slowly over the back of a teaspoon. It should sit on the top of the drink, much like the head of a beer. Most importantly, drink instantly and down in one go. Have another. Or have six.


MULLED WINE

A great 'family' drink at all times, especially party time! You will require: 70cl Red Wine, 145ml Brandy, 285ml water, 285ml Orange Juice, 3 tablespoons of Caster Sugar, 2 Cinnamon Sticks, 1 teaspoon of ground coriander.

Take a large saucepan, and add wine, water, orange juice, sugar coriander, broken cinnamon sticks, and heat for about 8 minutes, without boiling. Add the Brandy, then strain the liquid through a sieve to remove the spices. Pre-warm glasses, and pour into, and serve.


RUM COCKTAILS

Rum Punch : 2 measures of Dark Rum (Mount Gay is good), 1 measure of Orange Juice, 1 measure of Pineapple Juice, 2 dashes of grenadine, grated nutmeg. Mix together the orange and pineapple juice in a jug, add grenadine and a grating of nutmeg. Stir well. Put plenty of ice cubes in a tall glass and pour......great to drink whilst enojoying a sunset in the Caribbean....Note there are many variations on the Rum Punch Recipe, depending where in the world you may be. Angostura bitters is widely used, as is Sugar Syrup and Lime Juice. If you are in the Caribbean, take a trip on any boat, and you will find the punch flows freely, a lovely red colour with a distinctive smell. May I also suggest you bring back a few bottles of 'ready made' Rum punch, as this will almost certainly be cheaper, although not quite so much fun.

Cuba Libre : Toast the freedom of Cuba (or anything else) with this classic and easy to make cocktail. Two measures of your favorite rum, cola to taste and add a wedge of lime, and some ice. Use a tall glass for this one.

Pina Collada : One of the all time Caribbean favourites, often served in a coconut. Take 2 measures of light rum, 2 of coconut cream, 5 of pineapple juice and a cup of crushed ice. Blend together in a mixer, then pour into a glass. Garnish with cherries or pineapple pieces.

Blue Mountain : 2 measure of Anejo Rum, 1 of vodka, 1 of Tia Maria. 1 Measure of orange juice, and 1 of lemon. Shake in a shaker with ice. Pour into an old fashioned glass over crushed ice.

Brown Cocktail : 1 Measure of dark rum, 1 of gin and 1/2 measure of Dry Vermouth. Shake with ice, and strain into a Cocktail Glass.

Black Devil : 2 measures of light rum, and 1/2 measure of Dry Vermouth. Shake with ice in a shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass.

Daiquiri : Nice and simple, 2 measures of light rum, 1 of lime juice and a teaspoon of sugar. Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Rum Screwdriver : Not one of my favorites, but easy enough to make. 2 measure of light rum, 5 of orange juice. Mix in a highball glass over crushed ice.

Boston Sidecar : 1 Measure of light rum, 1/2 of brandy, 1/2 of Triple Sec, 1/2 of lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Zombie : 1 measure dark rum, 1 measure light rum, 1 measure Jamaican rum, 1 measure lemon juice, 4 dashes of orange juice, 4 dashes pf apricot brandy, 4 dashes of cherry brandy, exotic fruits, ice. Use a liquidiser (blender), and 1/2 fill with ice. Add Rums, brandies, and lemon juice - then liquidise. Pour into large glass, garnish with exotic fruits and serve with a straw. (note the name - Zombie - it may make you feel like one!)

Mai Tai : 2 measures of light rum, 1 measure Jamaican rum, 1/2 measure lemon juice, 1/2 measure of orange liqueur, 1/2 measure of almond liqeuer, 1 cherry, slice of pineapple, slice of kiwi fruit, ice. Mix rums, juices and liqeuers into a large glass full of ice, sir and garnish with fruit. Add a spring of mint if you have it.


VODKA COCKTAILS

Screwdriver: Simply a shot of Vodka, with Orange Juice to taste, and ice if you like.

Aquaduct: Four measures of Vodka, to one each of White Curacao, Apricot Brandy, Lemon Juice & Lime Juice. Give it all a good shake in a shaker with some ice and then strain into a cocktail glass. Add a twist of lemon for garnish.

Bloody Mary: 2 measures of Vodka, to 3 of tomato juice and 1/2 of lemon juice. Salt and pepper, 3 dashes of worcestershire sauce and 2 dashes of tobasco. Shake it all in a shaker with some ice and then strain into a glass of crushed ice. Add a wedge of lemon for garnish.

Blue Lagoon: Two measures of Vodka, 1/2 measure of Blue Curacao, and four of lemonade. Mix together in a tall glass, and add orange and cherry to garnish.

Blue Monday: One measure of Vodka, to 1/2 measure of Blue Curacao and 1/2 measure of Triple Sec. Shake together with ice in a shaker and strain into a cocktail glass.

Cape Codder: Two measures of Vodka, to 5 measures of Cranberry Juice. Mix together and serve in hi-ball glass over crushed ice with a wedge of lime to garnish.

Cosmopolitan: Two measures of Vodka, to 1/2 measures of Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice and Triple Sec. Shake in a shaker with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.

Firefly: Two measures of Vodka, to 4 measures of Grapefruit Juice and 1 measure of Grenadine. First mix the vodka and grapefruit juice together in a hi-ball glass over ice. Then add the grenadine and stir again.

Georgia Peach: Two measures of Vodka, to 1 measure of Peach Shnapps, 4 measures of lemonade and 1/2 of grenadine. Mix together in a hi-ball glass over ice..

Godmother: Two measures of Vodka, to 1 measure of Amaretto. Mix together in a hi-ball glass over ice..

Harvey Wallbanger: One measure of Vodka, to 3 measures of Orange Juice and one of Galliano. Mix together vodka and orange huice in a hi-ball glass over ice, then add the Galliano..

Idonis: Two measures of Vodka, to 1 measure of Pineapple Juice and 1/2 of Apricot Brandy. Shake together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass..

Kamikaze: Two measures of Vodka, to 1/2 measure of Triple Sec and 1 teaspoon of limejuice. Shake together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Kretchma Cocktail: One measure of Vodka, to 1 measure of Creme de Cacao, and 1/2 measure lemon juice, plus a dash of grenadine. Shake together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Long Island Tea: One each measures of Vodka, Tequila, Light Rum, Gin and Lemon Juice. 4 Measures cola. Shake all except the cola in a shaker with ice, pour into a hi-ball glass and add cola and a slice of lemon.

Madras: Two measures each of Vodka, Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice. Mix together in a hi-ball glass.

Ninotchika Cocktail: Two measures of Vodka, and half each of Creme de Cacao, and lemon juice. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into a cocktail glass.

Purple Passion: Two measures of Vodka, and two each of Grape Juice and Grapefruit Juice, plus 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into a cocktail glass.

Russian Cocktail: One measure of Vodka, and one of gin, 1/2 of Creme de Cacao. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into a cocktail glass.

Sarah: Two measures of Vodka, and one each of Cherry Brandy and Dry Vermouth. 1/2 measure of Campari and 1 teaspoon of Creme de Bananas. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into a cocktail glass.

Sea-Breeze: Two measures each of Vodka, and Grapefruit Juice, and 3 measures of Cranberry Juice. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into a highball glass, add a wedge of lime for garnish.

Sex on the beach: 1 measure each of Vodka and Peach Schnapps. 2 measures of each orange juice and cranberry juice. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into a highball glass, add a wedge of lime for garnish.

Vodka Collins: 2 measures of Vodka, 3 of club soda and 1 of lemon juice. 1 teaspoon of sugar. Shake all ingredients except club soda in a shaker over ice, then strain into a highball glass, add club soda, stir and complete with and a cherry for garnish.

Vodka Cobbler: 2 measures of Vodka, 3 of club soda and 1 of lemon juice. 1 teaspoon of sugar. Shake all ingredients except club soda in a shaker over ice, then strain into a highball glass, add club soda, stir and complete with and a cherry for garnish.

Vodka Cooler: 2 measures of Vodka, 4 of 7UP 1 teaspoon of sugar. Mix together in as highball glass with ice and garnish with lime wedge.

Vodka Grasshopper: 1 measure each of Vodka, Creme de Menth, Creme de Cacao. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into a cocktail glass.

Vodka Martini: 2 measures of Vodka, 1 of Dry Vermouth. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into a cocktail glass, add a cocktail olive as garnish.

Vodka Sling: 2 measures of each of Vodka and Lemon Juice. 1 teaspoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of water. 1 of Dry Vermouth. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into a highball glass, add a twist of lemon as garnish.

Vodka Swizzle: 2 measures of each of Vodka, Lime Juice and Club Soda. 1 teaspoon of sugar and 2 dashes of Bitters. Shake all except club soda in a shaker over ice, then strain into an old fashioned glass, add the club soda and stir.

White Russian: 2 measures of Vodka and one each of Kahlua and Light Cream. Shake in a shaker over ice, then strain into an old fashioned glass.


WHISKEY COCKTAILS

Rusty Nail: 1 Measure of Whiskey, 1 Measure of Brandy. Pour both spirits over a glass of ice, and serve straight away. This is a cocktail with an immediate kick to it. If you don't enjoy whiskey, this one is not for you, as there is no mixer except the ice!


GIN COCKTAILS

Pink Gin : 1 1/2 measures of Gin, 3 dashes Angostura Bitters, 1 measure water, ice. Shake the Angostura Bitters into a glass to coat the inside. Add ice cubes, followed by Gin and water.

Alexander: 1 Measure of Gin, 1 measure of brown crème de cacao, 1 measure of fresh cream. Shake ingredients together and serve in a coktail glass.

Angel Face: 1 Measure of Gin, 1 measure of Apricot Brandy, 1 measure of Calvados. Shake ingredients together and serve in a coktail glass.

Barrier Reef: 1 Measure of Gin, 1 measure of Cointreau, 1 dash of Angostura Bitters, few drops of blue curaçao, 1 scoop of Ice Cream. Mix a scoop of vanilla ice cream Gin, Cointreau and bitters. Pour into a glass and add a few drops of blue curaçao.

Bartender: 1 Measure each of Gin, Dubonnet, Sherry and Dry Vermouth.

Pink Lady : 2 measures of Gin, 4 dashes of Grenadine, and 1 dash of egg white. Shake the egg white, Gin and Grenadine. Using a strainer, pour mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

Silver Streak : 1 1/2 measures of Gin, 1 measure of Kummel (liqueur), ice. Put several ice cubes into a glass, and pour on Gin and Kummel, then stir.

White Lady : 1 measure of Gin, 1/2 measure of Cointreau, juice of 1/2 lemon, dash of egg white. Mix as per Pink Lady.

Sweet Martini : 2 measures of Gin, 1 measure of Sweet Vermouth, 1 cherry. Fill a Martini pitcher with ice, add gin, vermouth and stir. Strain into Martini glass, add the cherry.

Dry Martini : 2 1/2 measures of Gin, 1/2 measure of Dry Vermouth, 1 olive, lemon peel. Mix as per Sweet Martini.

Roles Royce : 1 measure of Gin, 1/2 measure Dry Vermouth, 1/2 measure Sweet Vermouth, 1/4 measure of Benedictine, ice. Stir the ice, Gin, Benedictine and Vermouth. Strain into a Martini glass.

Strawberry Dawn : 1 measure Gin, 3 Strawberries, 1 measure of Coconut cream, ice. Mix all ingredients using a liquidiser, keeping one strawberry for decoration. Pour into a cocktail glass and serve with a straw.

Bronx Cocktail : 1 measure Gin, 1/2 measure of Orange Juice, dash of dry vermouth, dash of sweet vermouth, slice of orange, ice. Shake gin, OrangE juice, vermouths, with ice. Pour into a cocktail glass, decorate with Orange slice.

Tom Collins : 2 measures of Gin, 2 measures of lemon juice, soda water, slice of lemon, 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup, 1 cherry. Fill a large glass with ice, add Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup. Top with soda water. Stir and serve with cherry, a slice of lemon and a straw.


PIMMS COCKTAILS

Make a punch, or just a glass, here are some tasty recipes with Pimms as the base ingredient.

Pimms Punch: 70cl Pimms No.1, 70cl Bourbon, 37cl Sweet Vermouth, 37cl Light Rum, 75cl Orange Juice, 1.5litres Champagne, Strawberries, Kiwi Fruit, Cherries, Peaches, Pineapple. Mix together in a large container, serve with Ice and lemonade if desired.

Classic Pimms : 1 Measure of Pimms Number 1, 3 measures of Ginger Ale, slice each of lemon, cucumber and apple. Add some ice to a tall glass, add all ingredients, and mix well.

Original Pimms: 2 Measures of Pimms Number 1, 3 measures of Ginger Ale, 3 measures of lemonade, slice each of lemon, cucumber and orange. Add some ice to a tall glass, add all ingredients, and mix well.

Royal Pimms: 1 Measure of Pimms Number 1, 3 Measures of Champagne. 1 Measure of Pimms Number 1, 3 measures of Ginger Ale, slice each of lemon, cucumber and apple. Add some ice to a tall glass, add Pimms and Champagne and mix.

Spritz Pimms: 1 Measure of Pimms Number 1, 1 measure of Gin, 3 Measures of Lemonade, 1 slice of Lemon, 1 Strawberry. Add some ice to a tall glass, add all ingredients, and mix well.


MORE PUNCH RECIPES

Gin & White Wine Punch 1 Litre of Gin, 1 Litre of White Wine, 2 Litres of Apple Juice, 1 Litre of Lemonade. As with all punches, find a suitable container, mix all ingredients together, but add Lemonade when served.

Vodka, White Wine & Archers Punch 1 Litre of Vodka, 2 Litres of White Wine, 70cl of Peach Schnapps (Archers), 2 Litres of Orange Juice, 2 Litres of Lemonade to serve.

Vodka & Grape Juice Punch 1 Litre of Vodka, 2 Litres of White Wine, 50 cl Creme de Fromboise, 50 cl Creme de Mure, 2 Litres of Red Grape Juice, 2 Litres of lemonade to serve.

Banana Flavoured Punch 1 Litre of Vodka, 2 Litres of White Wine, 1 Litre of Sparkling Water, 50 cl Creme de Bananes, 25 cl Lime Cordial, 2 Litres of Lemonade to serve.

Vodka & Rum Punch 1 Litre of Vodka, 1 Litre of White Rum, 1 Litre of White Grape Juice, 1 Litre of Orange Juice, 1 Litre of Pineapple Juice, 1 Litre of Banana Juice, 2 Litres of Lemonade to serve.

CUSTARD!

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