Whether you're having pals over to celebrate, or you just fancy a drink to mark the occasion, we've got three fabulous cocktail recipes that come courtesy of Alexander and James, and are bound to hit the spot.
50ml Haig Club
35ml Sparkling apple soda
6 dashes ginger bitters
1 Build over hand-cracked ice in either a highball or tumbler.
2 Garnish with a long slice of root ginger (ideally cut with a mandolin)
Apple Mint Julep
60ml Bulleit Bourbon
90ml apple juice
A dash or two of bitters
3-4 mint sprigs
1 Muddle the mint and apple juice together in a cocktail shaker. Add the Bulleit bourbon, a couple dashes of bitters and ice to the shaker.
2 Shake well for 20 seconds and then strain into a tumbler glass filled with cubes of ice. Garnish with a mint leaf if desired.
Bulleit Old Fashioned
50ml Bulleit Bourbon
1 sugar cube
2 orange slices
1 halved cherry
A few dashes bitters (preferably orange bitters)
1 Place a sugar cube in a tumbler, then add a few dashes of bitters and let it soak in.
2 Use a muddler to press down on the sugar cube and dissolve it in the angostura bitters. Fill the tumbler with ice cubes. Using a measure, pour the 50 ml Bulleit over the ice cubes into the tumbler.
3 Use a long bar spoon and stir throughly for a minute or two to mix the ingredients. Cut a slice of orange with a sharp knife and place on top of drink with one cherry to garnish.
More tasty cocktail recipes:
Strawberry Milkshake Cocktails
Five Classic Gin Cocktails
New Orleans Cocktail
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