Monday, June 07, 2010

Cocktails - Wellington's Nightcap

The name is simply down to the name of the road I live on currently, which is named after the Duke himself - Wellesley Terrace.

I had a bottle of Hungarian Palinka - brandy basically, which was so awful to drink by itself I didn't know what to do with it. Looked up cocktail recipies, and found there was nothing much using lemon, triple sec or grendaine. Found a few using sugar syrup - good way of getting around the horrible bitterness of Hungarian liquor in general.

Anway here goes:

1 part apricot palinka or other brandy
1 part sugar syrup - basically just half water, half sugar
Lots of ice
Dash of grenadine

Shake the palinka and syrup in a cocktail shaker and strain over ice.
Add grenadine to taste.

Thats it.

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