This is our cocktail cabinet. It was my main Christmas present to my partner last year since he has talked on and off about wanting to have the fixings for a decent liqueur cabinet. I know next to nothing about alcohol so had to get some help in putting this together. Still, this has meant that my inner 50s housewife sometimes emerges as I make him cocktails in an evening.
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Since getting my partner his cabinet filled with alcoholic goodies I have made a wide variety of different cocktails. Now, whilst I have not taken pictures of all of them (as that would be a lot of pictures of liquid). So instead I have included pictures of three different ones that went down rather well.
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Well, you can not make a decent Bloody Mary (or in the case of my drink, a Bloody Shame) without Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco now can you? The pepper spice mix and the smoky heat just makes the tomato juice work more for you. For some reason a Bloody Shame with some dry crackers cures my stomach if it gets too acidic… no clue why.
I didn’t have any celery to hand here so instead I used some physalis (aka cape gooseberry) as an edible garnish; obviously I removed the leafy outsides first. The sweet and sour citrusy burst worked well after it had been steeped in tomato juice, maybe someting to remember if I ever open a cocktail bar…