In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, this years entrants all have a British
connection. The shortlisted cocktails currently being quaffed are....
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Invented at the Brooks's club in 1861 and served while the nation mourned the death of Prince Albert. The 50/50 recipe is to half fill a tilted glass with Stout and add Champagne gently to create as little foam as possible.
Jolly Spider's Kiss
Simple. Mix 2 parts Elderflower Champagne that we made earlier in the year and 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur to create the most delightfully ghoulish green glow!
An autumnal mix created by drinks guru Nick Strangeway formerly of Fred's Bar and the Atlantic Bar & Grill in London's Piccadilly. 1 shot Boulard Grand Solange Calvados, 2 Shots Giffard Caramel liqueur, 1 Shot pressed apple juice, 1/4 Shot freshly squeezed lime juice, shaken and strained over ice.
James Bond meets Martha Stewart! A mash up of the classic Bond Martini. Mix 3 parts Gin, 1 part Vodka and half a measure of Lillet Vermouth but here stirred with the addition of Martha's speared baby beetroot.
We may need to revisit several of these creepy concoctions in order to decide our winner.
'Witch' would you choose? Our winning cocktail will be revealed here on October 31st. Hic!
The results of our spooky cocktail competition are as follows
3rd Place - Black Velvet as it was a tad yucky.
2nd Place - Bleeding Vesper because it looked better than it tasted.
Joint 1st place - Jolly Spiders Kiss and Toffee Apple because they were both so delicious we couldn't decide. HIC!