Cocktail of the Week: The Cosmopolitan June 2, 2020
We’ve been loving being able to serve you drinks at home through our new delivery and collection service. This week’s special, The Cosmopolitan, proved our most popular tipple, the perfect sunshine party drink. So for all your socially distanced park catch ups or time at home in the garden, here’s the recipe to liven up your lockdown drinking.
If you give it a whirl, don’t forget to tag us @proofchorlton in your photos!
25ml lime juice
25ml Stolichnaya citron vodka
25ml Triple Sec or Cointreau
60ml cranberry juice
A wedge of lime
Add all your ingredients into your chosen shaker – tupperware or jam jar will do if you don’t have a fancy shaker. Squeeze the wedge of lime and drop it in with everything else for an edge of bitter oil to give the drink a punch.
Shake hard with lots of ice.
Strain into a martini glass and serve straight up. Garnish with a slice of orange zest – flame it first to bring out the zesty goodness.
And if you’d rather someone make it for you and even bring it to your door, take a look at our delivery menu. We’re taking orders now for delivery and collection on Friday-Sundays. #homebartender
Bank Holiday Lockdown Gin & Tonic Recipes #StayHome May 6, 2020
You’ve baked banana bread, you know every answer to ALL the Zoom pub quizzes ever held and the annual Spring clean has happened 4 times over. Running out of ideas to entertain yourselves, anyone?
Lockdown life comes with definite highs and lows, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for everyone. But if there’s one thing to be celebrating it’s VE Day 75 and the chance for another Friday bank holiday. Like us, you may have over-ordered the gin on your Click & Collect shop so, why not toast 75 years of peace in Europe with some of these ways to pimp your G&T and make things a little more interesting!
Pink Raspberry & Lime
Handful of raspberries (frozen ones from your freezer work too!)
50ml Pink gin (Manchester raspberry is ace!)
125ml tonic (Fevertree or locally available brands)
Fresh lime or Pink grapefruit
Loads of Ice
Muddle the raspberries. Add ice to your glass or cocktail shaker along with the raspberries, gin and tonic. Squeeze in some lime juice and stir or shake for 30 seconds until the drink is mixed and nice and chilled. If you’re feeling really fancy (let’s face it, it’s the little things right now), garnish your drink with fresh raspberries and a slice of pink grapefruit. If you don’t have any pink gin, just use your usual tipple.
Rosemary & Lemon
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Fresh lemon zest and juice
Press the rosemary a little in the glass. Add ice along with the gin, tonic, a long lemon zest and a few squeezes of lemon juice. Stir for 30 secs and leave for a minute until the drink is really chilled and the rosemary has infused. Run a rosemary spring around the rim of the glass and serve as a garnish skewered through a nice lemon slice.
Cucumber, Lime & Basil
Half a lime
Quarter of a cucumber
3 fresh basil leaves
Use a vegetable peeler to make cucumber ribbons and place in a tall glass, adding ice. In another glass or cocktail shaker, add the lime, gin, basil leaves and a few chunks of the cucumber. Muddle these ingredients together and then use a strainer (small tea strainer will do!) to pour into your glass with the cucumber ribbons and ice. Top up with tonic and garnish with a couple of basil leaves.
Blueberry & Mint
Handful fresh or frozen blueberries
5 mint leaves
Fresh lime juice
Lightly muddle your blueberries and a few mint leaves in a glass. Add some ice, your chosen gin, tonic, a few squeezes of lime and stir until the flavours have infused and the drink is nice and chilled. Use the mint leaves as your garnish.
None of these ingredients to hand? Just pimp up your gin & tonic with any herbs from your garden or whatever you can forage on your daily walk (wild garlic…?) or add a different citrus, grapefruit is delicious! Use frozen fruits as ice cubes, grapes are a good one, or put sliced fruit into ice cube trays and fill with a little water to freeze. If you really want to have some fun, make some boozy ice lollies – just don’t overdo the booze and it will freeze! Strictly for adults only.
And we were joking about the wild garlic….although, these days anything goes.
Enjoy and stay safe xx
COVID-19 – Closed until further notice March 24, 2020
Due to the ongoing health crisis affecting all of us, Proof is closed until further notice.
We are so sad that it has come to this but we hope the collective action and sacrifices made by the most able in society will help the most vulnerable and bring about a swift end to this situation.
We will be back in action as soon as it is permitted and we look forward to that day.
In the meantime, we have launched a Crowdfunder page so customers can support us over the months ahead. You are also able to buy a drink for an NHS worker to redeem when normal business has resumed. Please, have a read and share: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/proof-chorlton-supportus
JANUARY DISCOUNTS January 4, 2019
We have two fantastic deals available all through JANUARY!
SUNDAY to THURSDAY, enjoy an amazing discount on your bar tab: Spend £30+ for -30%.
Every FRIDAY & SATURDAY, you can buy two Foolproof Cocktails for only £10!
Come down soon!