Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter Cocktails With Aldi

Got to admit I love the orchard Aldi cider, it really refreshing. I do sneak one or two bottles in with the shopping now and again. I was thrilled to receive a gorgeous hamper last week with loads of goodies for me and the other half ( for a change). Included was a cocktail shaker, glasses and everything included to try out a cocktail or two for ourselves. Aldi has created some cocktails especially to enjoy with your favourite Easter indulgences.

Earl grey cup cocktail would go well with a yummy hot cross bun.

60ml Oliver Cromwell dry gin
35ml strong cold earl grey tea
20ml lemon juice
12.5ml oz sugar syrup
1/2 free range egg white
Ice cubes
Twist lemon peel to garnish

1. Place the gin, earl grey tea, lemon juice, egg white & sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake well.

2. Strain the liquid in to a tea cup and garnish with a lemon twist.

Blackforest martini goes well with choceur marzipan eggs.

45ml amaretto liqueur
15ml Jim beam Kentucky bourbon whiskey
20ml double cream
20ml morello cherry juice
Ice cubes
Finely chopped almonds, to rim glass ( optional)
Morello cherry, grated dark chocolate to garnish

1. ( optional) put finely chopped almonds onto a saucer. Pour 45ml amaretto into a shallow bowl.
Dip the rim of the martini glass into the amaretto and then the chopped almonds. Pour the amaretto into the cocktail shaker, the rest of the ingredients & ice then shake well.

2. Stain into your martini glass and garnish with a black cherry and grated dark chocolate.

Rabbits milk goes very well with white chocolate bunny.
30ml old Hopkins dark rum
30ml cocobay white rum and coconut
100ml cold full cream milk
50ml double cream
Ice cubes
Grated with white chocolate and coco powder to garnish

1. Place everything expect garnish in the the cocktail shaker and shake well.

2.stain into glass and grate white chocolate over and dust coco powder.

This cocktail was really creamy and worked very well together.

If cocktails aren't your thing, maybe a bottle of Philippe model cremant de Jura ( £6.99, 75cl)  if your dishing up fish this Easter.

Give your lamb some love with a French Pinot noir ( £4.49, 75cl) the grapes In this it have been carefully selected from across France to produce this delicious wine.

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