Cocktails

Cocktails

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New Middle Eastern Food
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1
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Mark Roper

Cocktails are really all about fun, and the many exotic flavourings from the Middle East and North Africa lend themselves perfectly to this kind of beverage. These are some of our favourites, and were dreamt up by our friend (and former Momo barman) Tom Lovelock.

Turkish delight martini

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  1. This exquisitely pretty martini combines the classic Turkish delight flavours of chocolate and rosewater. You can buy rose-flavoured syrup, which tints this cocktail the palest of pink hues. Rub the rim of an elegant chilled martini glass with 1/2 a lemon or lime, then dip into a saucer of drinking chocolate. Combine 45 ml vodka, 3 teaspoons white crème de cacao and 3 teaspoons good-quality rose syrup in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Stir well, then strain into the martini glass. Add 2–3 drops rosewater and garnish with rose petals, if you like.

Hazelnut martini

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  1. This is a wonderful cocktail for winter evenings. Adding a stick of cinnamon to one part sugar and two parts water makes a heady sugar syrup to use here. Reserve a few tablespoons of the cinnamon syrup and candy a few chillies to use as a garnish. Rub the rim of a chilled martini glass with water, then dip into crushed hazelnuts. Combine 30 ml pepper vodka or chilli-infused vodka, 30 ml Frangelico, 3 teaspoons lime juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Stir and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with candied chillies or sprinkle with chilli flakes.

Tangerine dream

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  1. For this summery cocktail, try to use a gin with crisp citrus undertones, such as Tanqueray Number Ten. Put 45–60 ml gin, 5–8 mint leaves and 2–3 drops orange-flower water into a highball glass filled with ice cubes and stir well. Pour on tangerine juice to taste and garnish with a sprig of mint and a candied cumquat (optional).

Pomegranate caprioska

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  1. Cut 1/2 lime into four wedges. Place two wedges of lime in a cocktail shaker with 50 ml vodka, 30 ml pomegranate juice and 1 teaspoon caster sugar or sugar syrup. Muddle the ingredients together, then add plenty of ice and shake well. Strain into a lowball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with the remaining two lime wedges.
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