London Cocktail Week: Final Offer!

Cocktail Suggestion
Columbus Cocktail
Juice of a lime
¾ oz. apricot brandy
1 ½ oz. Santa Teresa Gran Reserva Golden Rum
Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Cocktail recipe adapted from American Bar: Artistry of Mixing Drinks by Charles Schumann
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Santa Teresa is an independent, family-owned company with more than two hundred years of tradition and one so passionate about rugby that they have their own team at the Hacienda!
The estate-grown sugar cane is picked from the fields and taken to the distillery in 24 hours, to ensure that the quality in the cane is not lost. During the process, a dark and thick honey is created with which Santa Teresa produce their rums.
The flagship of the Santa Teresa Hacienda in Venezuela, the Santa Teresa Gran Reserva Golden Rum is created from rums of the highest quality and aged up to five years in oak. A mature, smooth and light rum with a lot of character, its fruity taste and strong notes of freshness combined with wood give a firm and smooth feel to the palate. It’s ideal to mix with sodas and juices or try with our cocktail suggestion, the Columbus Cocktail.
Colour: golden amber
Nose: fruity and mature, with notes of sugar cane
Palate: Fruity but mature. Smooth with a light, silky body.

Black Cow Vodka
Cocktail Suggestion
Dirty Cow Martini
Serves 2
Dry vermouth
100 – 120ml Black Cow vodka
6 medium or 3 large good quality green olives in brine
Rinse chilled cocktail glasses with vermouth and shake out. Crush a couple of olives in 1 tbsp. brine, removing the stones. Put the crushed olives and Black Cow in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into glasses and garnish with olives skewered on cocktail sticks.

Cocktail available at Oyster & Chop House, Oyster & Fish House, HIX Soho, Mark’s Bar, JIX Selfridges, HIX Mayfair, Tramshed, Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery

Black Cow Vodka is the world’s first pure milk vodka. Yes, you did read that correctly, it’s made from just milk! Wanting to diversify the produce from his dairy herd, British cow farmer Jason Barber set creating a vodka from the milk from his cows after learning about a nomadic Siberian tribe who distil vodka from fermented mares’ milk. Vodka was the obvious choice for him as it’s the only drink that doesn’t give him a hangover!

Black Cow is a family owned business. Jason sells his milk to his cousins who use the curds to make award winning cheddar and return the whey to Jason so he can distil the Black Cow Vodka. This whey is fermented into a beer and the milk sugar is converted into alcohol with a special yeast.

Black Cow Vodka is distilled, blended, triple-filtered and bottled by hand and each batch makes about three thousand bottles. The vodka took three years of experimentation to create, and it is sustainable and British-produced.

The milk differentiates it from other vodkas producing a much smoother, creamier character of vodka. Even Daniel Craig and Liz Hurley are said to be fans!

Written by: Lucy Prosser

Lucy Prosser 


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