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Mother's Day Cocktail - Bendith y Mamau.

    Blessings of the Mothers Cocktail - Bendith y Mamau The 'Bendith y Mamau' or Blessings of the Mothers are fairy folk that live in the mythological landscape of the Welsh Countryside believed to be the children of Mother Earth. What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with a cocktail that lends itself to dreaming of all that comes from the earth. This is a special cocktail which incorporates  luscious Absinthe. Absinthe has in the past been associated with degrees of louche behaviour  and nicknamed the Green Devil. Consequently it was banned in the 19th,  and most of the 20th, century in many countries around the world. In the film 'Moulin Rouge'  Absinthe was portrayed as  the  Green...

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Maiden's Blush

MAIDEN'S BLUSH The Maiden's Blush is a beautifully soft cocktail which sings with The Captain's Wife Portside Special Edition Dry Gin. The blush colour adds to its allure and when it is served in these vintage inspired martini glasses the romance of times past beckons. We have Difford's Guide  (www.diffordsguide.com) to thank for this recipe  which was adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. INGREDIENTS 45 ml The Captain's Wife Portside Special Edition Dry Gin 20 ml Orange Curacao Liqueur 10 ml Lemon Juice  5 ml Monin Grenadine Syrup  2.5 ml Simple Sugare Syrup Ice  Strawberries to garnish or lemon zest twist METHOD Shake all the ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled...

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MORWYN WEN COCKTAIL

MORWYN WEN - Blessed maid. Morwyn Wen is a fresh green cocktail chosen to celebrate the beginning of spring on  February 2nd.  This day is associated with Bridie, also known as St Brigid or St Ffraid, who is identified with water, fire, poetry, healing and the hearth.  The Welsh poet Iorweth Fynglwyd, who loved in St Brides Major in South Glamorgan in the 15th Century, wrote a poem in honour of St Ffraid – he refers to her as Morwyn Wen – Blessed Maid. To celebrate the day of St Ffraid– we have adapted this gorgeous green cocktail which can be made with lavish amounts of Morwyn Dry Gin, sumptuous Green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice and mint.   This cocktail...

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Winter Gold Negroni

We have been experimenting with edible gold leaf here at Welsh Sisters. It's a tricky, whimsical garnish but has an undeniable 'wow' factor. We've also turned up the volume of the colour on our Negroni and Astoria Cocktails by using Balsazar Red Vermouth and adding redcurrants. All possibly a bit over the top but have a go and tweak away!    NEGRONI  INGREDIENTS 30ml The Captain's Wife Dry Gin 30ml Campari  30ml Balsazar Red Vermouth  Slices of orange to Garnish  Redcurrants  Edible Gold Leaf Ice  Optional - Indian Tonic to top up  METHOD In preparation for this beautifully hued Negroni put the redcurrants in the freezer.    Add together Gin , Vermouth and Campari and stir slowly. Add a slither...

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The Captain's Wife Hot Toddy

    As the autumnal days are drawing in and we love to meet our friends and family outside, there is nothing better than to sit together and sip a hot gin punch or toddy. We often take a little pomegranate or apple gin punch in a thermos to share on a long walk with a friend or brew one up on an open fire. The longer the fruits and spices are stewed in the juice the better!   The first recipe, with The Captain’s Wife, is made with Pomegranate Juice but one can use apple or grape juice. We use Pomegranate as it's a key botanical ingredient in The Captain’s Wife Gin.   The  Captain’s Wife Pomegranate Punch 200 ml...

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