Cocktails of the month

27 August, 2008
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Created by Mathieu Clausel, bar manager at the Glenmoriston Town House Hotel in Inverness, the first bar in Scotland to be supplied with a magnum of Rémy Martin's Louis XIII Cognac. The cocktail is reckoned to be Scotland's most expensive at £200 a time

Magnum Royal

1 shot Louis XIII Cognac

Dom Perignon 1999 Vintage Champagne

Raspberry liqueur

1 sugar cube

Method: Soak sugar cube in raspberry liqueur and place in a martini glass. Add the Cognac and top up with Dom Perignon

Devised for Tequila Patrón's Simply Perfect party, in London in October. Master distiller Francisco Alcaraz and chief operating officer John McDonnell joined 200 guests from the UK bar scene to mark Patrón's progress worldwide and the launch of the US$499 ultra-premium Gran Patrón Burdeos

Patrón Saint

2 shots Patrón Reposado

2 shots mango, orange and cinnamon-infused sugar syrup

3-4 kumquats

Splash of citrus

Method: Muddle the kumquats, add all ingredients, shake and strain into a martini glass.

Comment

Dominic Roskrow

The serious business of bourbon

This is most odd. I’m standing with two American gentlemen in the corner of a very swish steak bar staring at a surreal painting of what we’re being told is a ship exploding as it sails towards a lighthouse. I think.

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