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USING COCKTAILS TO ENSURE EVERY DAY IS A SPECIAL OCCASION

By Diageo’s Chef in Residence, Mark Moriarty


Birthday, anniversaries, reunions, cocktails have the potential to make any special occasion a memorable one! Dining out is seen as a treat – consumers tend to frequent restaurants when something important has happened, and delicious drinks are an excellent way to enhance any occasion opportunity.

Whether it’s birthdays, anniversaries, or reunions – cocktails have a part to play in making the occasion a memorable one!

Enjoy,

Mark

Ensure Everyday is a Special Occasion with Cocktails


DRINKS

Tanqueray & Tonic

Ingredients:

50ml Tanqueray London Dry

150ml Tonic Water

Cubed Ice

Seasonal choice of garnish

Directions:

Fill a Copa glass with ice. Pour Tanqueray London Dry and top the glass with tonic. Garnish with your choice of seasonal produce.


Johnnie Walker Black & Soda

Ingredients:

50ml JW Black Label

150ml Soda water

Lime wedge

Highball Glass

Cubed ice

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a Highball glass, stir briefly and serve with garnish.


DISH

To Start

Warm potato croquettes, aioli

Ingredients:

200g Mashed Potato

10g Parmesan

100g Flour

100g Eggwash

100g Breadcrumbs

50g Aioli

Method:

Mix the potato, parmesan together and season with salt.

Roll into balls and freeze.

Roll the frozen balls in the flour, followed by the eggwash, then the breadcrumbs.

Repeat the process.

Store in freezer.

When ordered, drop in a fryer at 200c for 2 minutes.

Serve with aioli.

To finish

Shortbread with hot chocolate and hazelnut dip

Ingredients:

10 Shortbread Biscuits

200g Dark Chocolate

200g Cream

50g Sugar

2g Salt

20g Crushed, Toasted Hazelnuts

Method:

Heat the cream and sugar, pour on top of the chocolate and mix to shiny sauce texture, store in a warm place.

Place the shortbread on a plate, the sauce in a ramekin and cover with toasted hazelnuts.


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