For those of you that couldn’t make it to the city lights this week for cocktail delights, Bring a Bottle is sharing LCW 2014’s best cocktail secrets so you can experience the flavours at home.
The Nikka 51.4 Bar, a Japanese whisky pop-up, really had heads turning this year. By the same masterminds behind China Town’s exclusive experimental cocktail club, this little gem had plenty of treats on offer, and this was our favourtie. This signature cocktail, made specially for LCW, is a union of two classics. The Manhattan and the Negroni. The Japanese whisky replaces the traditional rye or bourbon here, and the Nardini Bitter replaces the traditional Campari. Fusing both classics together is the vermouth offering a boozy, yet bitter cocktail with the complexity of the Nikka shining through. They call it, the Mascata, and this is how you can make it at home…
40ml Nikka from the Barrel
20ml antica formula
15ml nardini bitter
2 dashes allspice dram
Mix the portions in a mixer with plenty of ice. Stir down, strain and serve with garnish of lemon and orange peel.
Have a good weekend!
|Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold 70cl||£25.00||44%|
|Jack Daniels Gentleman 70cl||£20.00||43%|
|Jack Daniels Tennessee 70cl||£16.00||42%|
|Captain Morgan's Spiced 1l||£16.00||42%|
|Baileys Irish Cream 50cl||£12.00||41%|
|Baileys Irish Cream 1l||£12.00||40%|
|Tito's Handmade Vodka 70cl||£20.00||39%|
|Cockburn's Special Reserve 75cl||£8.00||39%|
|Campo Viejo Rioja 75cl||£7.67||39%|
|Auchentoshan American Oak 70cl||£20.00||38%|