Dish of the Day: How to…keep cool in the last of the sunshine

The Cocktail Lovers

The Cutty Storm 225x300 Dish of the Day: How to...keep cool in the last of the sunshineThe days may be getting shorter but with the promise of a little more sunshine there’s no better way to keep cool than by keeping your cocktails long. The classic Highball is a winner every time. Just add a double measure (about 50ml) of your favourite spirit to a tall glass filled with large ice cubes, then top up with soda water, tonic water, cola, ginger ale or ginger beer. Garnish with a slice or wedge of citrus fruit and you’re good to go. If you fancy being a little more elaborate with your long drinks try these.

Cutty Storm

35 ml Cutty Sark whisky

2 dashes Angostura bitters

15 ml Triple Sec

1 squeeze fresh lime

Lemonade to fill


Add first four ingredients to a tall glass filled with large ice cubes. Top with the lemonade and stir gently.

Ferrets Bells

25 ml Lemon juice

25 ml Orange juice

25 ml Bourbon

20 ml Maple syrup

Badger Fusty Ferret Premium Ale


Add first four ingredients to a pint beer mug and stir. Fill with ice cubes and top with Badger Fusty Ferret Premium Ale. Garnish with an orange wedge.

Belvedere Chi-Chi

50 ml Belvedere Pink Grapefruit vodka

15 ml Coconut Cream

5 ml Lemon juice

80 ml Pineapple juice


Shake all the ingredients with ice and pour over fresh ice into a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon and orange wedge.

Martini Royale Bianco

70 ml Martini Royale Bianco

70 ml Martini Prosecco

Freshly squeezed lime juice


Add lime juice to a large wine glass. Add the Martini Royale Bianco. Fill the glass with 7 or 8 ice cubes. Fill with the Martini Prosecco. Add a lime wedge. Brush the glass with a mint sprig, then add it as garnish.

The Cocktail Lovers say:

When making long drinks the ice is key. Use large cubes and always fill your glass to the brim with them. Not only will you get a really cold drink, but the ice will dissolve more slowly.

This week we’re loving:

The Carnival Warm Up with Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum and Reggae Roast at the London Fields Brewery. Sounds systems, sizzling jerk BBQ and a rum punch combining Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum with London Fields Brewery signature Black Forest Stout.

From mid-day on Saturday 24th August, London Fields Brewery. 369-370 Helmsley Place, London, E8 3RR.

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  • srbauhaus

    “Fusty” Ferret?? Do you mean Fursty Ferret?

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