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Stir it up magazine NovDec 2017

Celebration Drinks >> To me the classic celebratory drink is Champagne, the cork popping and bubbling is always fun and so make sure you stock up on it – especially for that midnight moment on New Year’s Eve. However other drinks can be upsold during the course of the festivities and creating a separate menu can enhance sales. You could offer a special menu for that period with no more than four to five drinks: something for pre-evening, something for mid-evening, something for later in the evening and something for the morning after! Here’s my twist on a Bellini: RAISE Ballina Street • 25ml peach puree • 10ml almond syrup • 5ml cassis liqueur Top up with Prosecco and garnish with an edible flower Luca Cordiglieri, president of the UK Bartender’s Guild Add an extra layer of flavour by adding a syrup CHRISTMAS I C E C R EAM M E R RY CH RI S T M A S ! F RO M EVERYON E AT AMO RE DI GELATO Our range of ice creams and sorbets are made using only the finest ingredients from around the world. The perfect dessert all year round. For more information please contact t:01483 488580 • e:info@amoredigelato.com NOV/DEC 2017 21 RAISE THE BAR Ask your bartender to get their thinking cap on and get them to make a list of celebratory drinks. To start the evening a Bellini is a good example, and is particularly popular with the ladies. The classic is peach and Prosecco but you can play with the puree - try using raspberry or strawberry for a change. You can also have an extra layer of flavour by adding a syrup, a liqueur and/or a dash of spirit. Also a Negroni (gin, Campari and sweet vermouth) or a Negroni Sbagliato (Campari, sweet vermouth and Prosecco) are delicious cocktails and the same principle of playing with ingredients to create something for your venue applies. For something long and easy for mid-evening, try a twist on a Tom Collins (gin, lemon juice, sugar and soda) by playing around with the flavours and substituting the sugar with a flavoured syrup, infuse the gin, or replace the soda with something flavoured - or even Champagne! For later in the evening after the meal, a twist on an Old Fashioned, classically made with bourbon, sugar and bitters, works well. If it’s too strong for someone you could always lengthen it with something like ginger ale for example. Wishing you a fant astic f estive season


Stir it up magazine NovDec 2017
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