This refreshing, yet warming, sloe malbec cocktail recipe sets the mood for a glamorous dinner party
You will need
- Malamado malbec 2012, Familia Zuccardi 25ml
- Sloe gin 25ml (infused with vanilla at the restaurant for added complexity)
- Pressed Cornish apple juice 50ml
- Ice around 15 cubes
- Lime 1
- Place a scoop of ice in the martini glass to chill it down.
- Slice the top off a lime then cut a 5mm wide slice in the same direction, to make a wheel. Cut a notch into the middle.
- Place a scoop of ice in a boston cocktail shaker and add all the ingredients. Shake thoroughly with the lid on, but don’t crack the ice.
- Discard the ice from the martini glass and dry it using a lint-free cloth.
- Strain the cocktail into the martini glass using a hawthorn strainer if you have one – or a tea strainer if not.
- Hook the lime wheel on to the glass and serve.
Chef’s tip: ‘This refreshing yet warming cocktail sets the mood for a winter dinner party. We use a fantastic fortified malbec, but you could use any fortified wine. Shake each drink separately or double up so your friends don’t have to wait,’ says Damon Little, sommelier at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, St Enodoc Hotel, Road Road, Rock, Cornwall, PL27 6LA