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9 ways people have asked for a free drink

We hear some weird things in bars and sometimes people try and blag a free drink with strange requests and weird compliments. Remember if the bartender doesn't like you he/she may give you something horrible if you don't specify. (We give away Wray and Nephew 75% rum if you're annoying us).

These are some of the best ways guests have asked for a free drink in the last MONTH.  if you can come up with betters ones you may just blag yourself that drink.

  1. It was my birthday last week
  2. Its my friends birthday today
  3. Oh come on it's Christmas (it was the 26th November)
  4. I been dared to get a free drink off my friends. Can I have one?
  5. That last free shot wasn't very nice. Can I have another one to make up for it?
  6. I've cut my finger. Another shot will help
  7. Is Jaegermeister medicine for adults?
  8. You look nice. You could be a snowman.
  9. My friend looks like Postman Pat can he have a free drink?
Not the actual postman pat

Not the actual postman pat

5 Easy Christmas cocktails

Here are 5 easy Christmas Cocktails you can make in your house with some easy to find ingredients. Make sure you get plenty of ice from the Supermarket though.

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

  • 35ml citrus vodka or gin
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 50ml cranberry juice
  • 5ml fresh lime juice
  • Shake with ice and strain into a Martini glass  
  • Garnish with a wedge of lime

Toblerone

  • 25ml Baileys
  • 25ml Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
  • 25ml runny honey
  • 50ml whole milk
  • Shake with ice and strain into a Martini glass  
  • Garnish with a piece of Toblerone

Screaming orgasm

  • 15ml Vodka
  • 15ml Baileys
  • 15ml Amaretto 
  • 15ml Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • Shake with is and strain over ice into a tall
  • Add whipped cream and chocolate sauce 

Sour

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour

  • 50ml Amaretto or Whiskey
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • Sugar to taste
  • Egg white (optional) makes the drink fluffy with out adding any flavour 
  • Shake with ice and strain over ice into a Whiskey glass
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge and a cherry

Kir Royale

  • 25ml Creme de cassis or Chambord
  • Top with Champagne or Prosecco into a champagne glass 

 

Jam Jar Cocktails

We've been having a practise this week with some Jam Jar cocktails using real Jam and Marmalade. Really easy to make at home and probably adding it to our premium menu. 

A Gin based Jam Jar

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  • Muddle 6 fresh raspberries
  • Add 25ml Gin
  • Add 25ml Chambord liqueur
  • 1 tsp raspberry jam
  • Add 50ml Apple juice
  • Add 12.5ml Lemon juice
  • Add ice
  • Shake and and strain over fresh ice into a jam jar

A Whiskey based Jam Jar

  • Add 25ml Whiskey ( Monkey Shoulder)
  • Add 25ml Cointreau (orange liqueur)
  • Add 3 large slice of Orange peel
  • Add 1 tsp raspberry jam or marmalade
  • Add 50ml Apple juice
  • Add 12.5ml Lemon juice
  • Add ice
  • Shake and and strain over fresh ice into a jam jar 

Tips:

  • There should be enough sugar in the liqueurs and jam, but if you want more; add a small amount of sugar 
  • Apple juice is great as a neutral mixer as it adds a fruity taste with very little flavour.
  • Add more lemon juice if you want a more sour drink.
  • Try matching up another spirit, jam and fresh fruit

The only way to drink Tequila

It may sound strange, but a lot of our cocktail class attendees (victims) have been enjoying a new way to drink Patron XO Cafe (Coffee and Tequila in bottle) in the last few weeks.

Lick brown sugar; drink the shot and suck on a wedge of orange

Much nicer than salt and lemon and it goes really well this Christmas with all with all those Christmas stocking oranges the kids get.

Buy online for about £30, (or win a free shot at our cocktail class when you answer the Tequila question correctly)

https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/14037/patron-xo-cafe-coffee-liqueur

If only all those coffee shops had an alcohol licence to sell this delicious stuff.

Chris