Four delectable cocktail recipes to enjoy at home

Four delectable cocktail recipes to enjoy at home

In lieu of currently not being able to host our regular Thursday members drinks (we are exploring ways in how to do this safely in the future – more details here), we have put together four delectable cocktail recipes so you can treat yourself to a fantastic tipple at home.

Take a look at four delicious cocktail recipes below – and if you try any at home, be sure to share your creations with us by tagging @uncommon_space on Instagram.

Moscow Mule

  • 50ml Vodka
  • 10ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 150ml Ginger beer (we recommend FeverTree)

Serve in a copper mug (or tall glass) with plenty of ice and garnish with any seasonal fruit, roots or leaves

For those feeling more adventurous you can either make your own ginger beer which is technical and requires fermentation or try to shortcut below for ginger beer cordial that can works equally well.

Ginger Beer Cordial

  • 150g fresh ginger
  • ¼ fresh chilli
  • 200g sugar (preferably brown)
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 400ml water
  • 10 dashes of angostura bitters

Method: Blend all together and let chill for 1 hour. Fine strain using a fine sieve and refrigerate.

Serving: 25ml ginger beer cordial, 10ml lime and 100ml soda or according to taste.

Ginger beer cordial can last for several weeks when bottled and stored in the fridge.

Gin Martini

  • 60ml London dry gin
  • 10ml Dry vermouth

For best results, chill alcohol in the fridge prior to mixing and martini glass in the freezer.

Pour ingredients into mixing glass filled with ice and stir for about 30 second. When ready strain liquid into chilled martini glass.

Finish your drink with a gentle squeeze of lemon peel just above your drink.

Alternatively, garnish with green olive if you prefer slightly savoury finish.

Note: If you don’t have dry vermouth substitute with dry sherry, white port or any other fortified wines.

Peach Vermouth

  • 100ml Peach vermouth

Serve over ice with splash of soda or tonic. Garnish with slice of peach and sage. Squeeze of fresh lemon optional.

Note: Peach vermouth is a low alcoholic refreshing drink which can last up to 2 months refrigerated

Elderflower Champagne

Mixing ratio 1:5

  • 1 part of homemade elderflower cordial
  • 5 parts of champagne or prosecco (For alcohol-free version, use sparkling water)

Serve in wine or champagne glass and ice. Garnish with elderflower or lemon peel.

Elderflower cordial

  • 1.25kg sugar
  • 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 20 fresh elderflower heads, stalks trimmed
  • 85g citric acid

Method: Heat 0.8L of water to simmer, add sugar and stir until dissolve. Leave it to cool down. Grate lemon peels and add to the syrup. Gently rinse the flowers and add into a syrup with citric acid. Leave mixture to infuse for 24h, strain and serve with champagne.

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