Try A New Cocktail, Would Be Rude Not To!…
Hello my name is Eddie Grant and I’m Head Mixologist and Cocktail Bartender at the Road Hole Bar. A very warm welcome to the Road Hole Bar blog.
The team and I have been working closely together to come up with a fresh and inviting cocktail menu for the year ahead introducing many new creative drinks as well as some of the old time classics! For the first time ever we are going to introduce a super premium range of cocktails to our famous list but I’ll go on to talk about that later.
I’m not going to list all of our new drinks because that’d give some of the secrets away but I will leave you with a sneak preview into what you can expect from the Road Hole Bar in the year to come…
With the addition of vodka this is a slight variation on the original drink but I decided that the Arnold Palmer was a “must” for the Road Hole Bar! With Mr. Palmer being one of the greatest golfers of his, or infact any generation it seemed rude not to let his famous drink have its well deserved place on our menu. Here’s our twist on it…
- 50ml Kettle one vodka
- 25ml iced tea
- 10ml lemon juice
- 10ml Gomme syrup
Add all ingredients into a Boston shaker and shake for 5-8 seconds.
Strain into a highball glass over crushed ice.
Top up with lemonade and garnish with lemon wedge.
Old “course” Fashioned
My very own twist on the old time classic Old Fashioned! With the use of the 1993 Tullibardine old course single malt from our good friends in Perthshire we have adapted this historic drink into our own. This drink takes a little more time to prepare than your average cocktail so please be patient when ordering (and making at home!) – you will not be disappointed with the outcome!
- 50ml OCH Tullibardine single malt
- Dash Angostura Bitters
- Dash Orange Bitters
- 1 Bar spoon of brown sugar
- Spash soda
Start of by adding the sugar, both bitters and splash soda to an old fashioned glass. Mix up with bar spoon to create a “paste” then fill the glass with ice and half of the whisky. Stir with bar spoon for 15-20 seconds. This is a key stage in making sure the drink is freezing cold and mixed properly. Now top up with ice and add the final half of whisky, again stirring for 15-20 seconds. Finish off by adding a cocktail cherry and an orange wedge to garnish.
Hope you enjoy trying these at home and that we’ll see you soon to sample some new cocktails at the Road Hole Bar soon.