Portal 2 cocktails


 

If you’ve ever wondered about how the science behind creating portals works, just take a few of these portal 2 shots and everything will be made clear!

 

Ingredients:

  • Blue Curacao
  • Vodka
  • Lemonade
  • Cointreau
  • Rum
  • Orangina
  • Small tumblers

Directions: 

This drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game. For the blue version, get a small tumbler and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top up with lemonade. For orange you’ll need another tumbler, this time filled with 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina. If you fancy, you can jazz the glasses up with coloured sugar rims. Simply pour some sugar into a sandwich bag with the relevant food colouring, shake them up, pour the resulting mix into a dish and dip your tumbler in.

Source : Geeks Are Sexy

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The Goblet of Fire


 

 

Who doesn’t love a cocktail with a little flair in the presentation? Well, The Goblet of Fire certainly has it. This one was created for the adults who enjoy the Harry Potter series and is designed to celebrate the last of the movies, namely Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2.
Aside from its famous inspiration, this really is a tasty and fun cocktail. It is made of two simple liqueurs, a touch of cream and some ovenproof rum which is key to the flame. As with all brushes with fire and cocktails, take caution: extinguish the flame properly and don’t allow the guy who’s had one too many near the lit glass. Be careful and enjoy.

 

Cosmopolitan


 

 

Make like a Manhattan socialite with this classy cocktail. Chill the glasses in the freezer beforehand for an ice-cold tipple à la Sex and the City.

Ingredients:

  • 35ml/1½fl oz vodka
  • 15ml/½fl oz orange liqueur
  • squeeze fresh lime juice
  • 25ml/1fl oz cranberry juice
  • twist orange peel, to garnish

Preparation method:

  • Place the vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake hard and then strain into a coupe glass or small Martini glass.
  • Hold the piece of orange peel over the glass and carefully flame with a match. Garnish the cocktail with the flamed orange peel and serve.

 

Source : BBC Food Recipes

Bill Heck’s Old Fashioned


This cocktail is a fruitier, spritzy, almost punch like take on the usual Old Fashioned.

Ingredients :
2 sugar cubes
4 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 lemon wheel
1 lime wheel
1 orange wheel
1 maraschino cherry
1/2 teaspoon grenadine
1/4 cup bourbon or rye whiskey
Club soda
Ginger ale
Preparation :
Drop sugar cubes in a rocks glass; sprinkle with bitters and add citrus wheels, cherry, and grenadine. Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash just to release fruit juices and oils. Add bourbon. Fill glass with ice cubes; stir to combine. Top with equal parts club soda and ginger ale.
Source : Bonappetit

Santa Baby


Feel festive with this lively vanilla vodka cocktail.

Ingredients:
35ml/1½fl oz vanilla vodka
1 tbsp apple liqueur
1 tbsp triple sec
25ml/1fl oz cranberry juice
2 clementine segments
To garnish:
lemon zest
Preparation method:
Place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake hard.
Strain the drink into a martini glass, garnish with a lemon twist and serve.

 

Source : BBC Food Recipes

Rosemary Gin Cocktail


Rosemary Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup ground Rosemary
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
Cocktail:
  • 1 and 1/2 oz of Gin (I used Saphire)
  • 3/4 oz Rosemary syrup
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 of a lemon, squeezed)
  • Club Soda
  • Sprig of Rosemary for garnish

Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil, add the sugar and rosemary and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and steep the mixture off heat for 45 minutes.
  2. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  3. Fill glass with ice.
  4. Add gin, lemon and Rosemary simple syrup and stir.
  5. Top with a splash of club soda, stir briefly and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Source : A Healthy Life For Me