The ‘Perfect’ Gin and Tonic

Paul from the Man Cave kindly gave me permission to repost his ‘perfect’ GnT.  The 'Perfect' Gin and Tonic Paul O'Grady At the end of a long hot day one needs a G&T to restore a positive outlook on life. Of course, one should have the mess steward fetch it for you, but a gentlemen ...

Blueberry Daiquiri

The main ingredients of a daiquiri is rum and lime juice. This one is a favourite of Fiona Masters. Blueberry Daiquiri Fiona Masters Delicious rum and lime juice drink with a "Blue" flavour. Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for Sugar Water1 cup sugar1 cup waterIngredients for the daiquiri45 ml White Bacardi30 ml Fresh Lime Juice15 ml Cointreau15 ...

Montego Surprise – Otherwise Known as “Joan’s Ruin”

A fabulous cocktail which was the highlight of my leaving party from New Zealand. Joan Prentice was serving it all night. We called it “Joan’s Ruin” and “Joan’s Revenge” but Joan told me its real name is “Montego Surprise”. The recipe and words are Joan’s. Montego Surprise - Otherwise Known as "Joan’s Ruin" Joan Prentice ...

West Indian Rum Punch

The staple drink at my leaving party from New Zealand, and, apparently of parties in Jamaica. Joan was in charge of this offering and the recipe is hers. West Indian Rum Punch Joan Prentice The staple drink at parties in Jamaica. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 sour2 sweet3 strong4 weak Instructions Mix NotesThe sour will usually be lime ...

B52 – Putting Cointreau to Good Use

Peter Hodges introduced me to B52. We were setting off to walk the Routeburn Track in New Zealand during October (i.e. late winter) and we decided we needed something warming in the evening. Peter made up a hip flask of B52 which saw us, and some English tourists, right. Given I get lots of Cointreau ...

Carol’s Mulled Wine

One day a guy turned up for a dinner party at my place with 20 litres of homemade wine in a giant plastic container. The wine was quite good actually but once the container was opened the wine started going off. As it soured we starting using it for mulled wine – a task Bernard ...