If you’re a car lover and want to try something new at the weekend, here’s a list of cocktails with car names that you can try out. Of course, not before you get behind the wheel!
This is one for gin lovers. Simple, elegant and oozing class, this recipe is sure to impress just as much as the real thing!
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel. Enjoy!
This cocktail became popular in London and Paris following World War I. The main ingredient is cognac, and it’s another simple drink that has become a classic.
25ml lemon juice
1 tsp sugar syrup
Twist of orange peel (to garnish)
Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake hard. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of orange peel. If you want to be really flashy, you could also frost the glasses by dipping the rim into a shallow plate of lemon juice, then dipping it into some sugar.
As far as we know, the Ferrari is the only cocktail to be named after a racing team. Again, it’s simple to make, and the ingredients are suitably Italian.
Pour the dry vermouth and amaretto into an ‘old fashioned’ tumbler over ice and stir well. Twist the lemon peel over the glass and drop it in. You can sweeten this up by adding more amaretto, or make it drier by adding more vermouth – whichever you prefer.
This after-dinner drink (digestif) originates from El Dorado, California. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this one’s for you.
50ml crème de cacao (white)
Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and serve straight up (without ice). To make it even sweeter, grate some chocolate on top or add a sprinkle of chocolate powder – mmm!
This classic cocktail came into existence after a Bentley won the Le Mans in 1927. It is best enjoyed in a pre-chilled cocktail glass (just pop it in the freezer for five minutes before preparing your cocktail).
Pour the brandy and Dubonnet into a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of orange.
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