Thursday, 8 September 2011

CRÈME DE LA CRÈME: Low Cal Cocktails? Helllll-o

So it's no secret that LFW begins next week kick starting with Vogue's Fashion's Night Out tonight - I'll be in the scrum at the Chanel manicure booth as I want to test out the new denim colours! And I'll be sampling the free drinks of course, although I doubt anything will top the dee-licious LOW CAL Russian Standard Bloody Mary I had recently...

If you're more about Fashionable Nights In at the moment (what's with this windy weather?) then I don't blame you. Make your own canapés, get the cocktails flowing and invite your crew over. Here are some very sexy cocktail recipes to be enjoyed, indoors (or outdoors, weather permitting) with friends.

RSV Bloody Mary

How to make an RSV Bloody Mary
45 ml/1.5 fl oz Russian Standard
90 ml/3 fl oz Tomato juice
15 ml/0.5 fl oz Lemon juice
4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
3 dashes Hot Sauce
Salt and pepper to taste - and of course celery!

Fountain of Youth

How to make a Fountain of Youth
35ml / 1.7 fl oz Russian Standard
40ml / 2 fl oz Pomegranate juice, freshly squeezed where available
20g / 0.7 oz thinly sliced ginger

Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice, double strain and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of ginger, pass a mint leaf around the glass rim.

How to make a Gingertini
50 ml / 1.9 fl oz Russian Standard
15 ml / 0.5 fl oz Dry Vermouth
Lemon Twist
Slice of fresh ginger

Combine ingredients, including ginger, with crushed ice in a mixing glass. Stir well, strain and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with ginger.


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