When it comes to competitions unifying Europe, Eurovision is by far the most fabulous. Sure, football and rugby have their place, but we have a special place in our hearts for the glitzy, zany and downright fun of the global singing comp.
And for those of you that want to embrace the glitz this weekend – but don’t fancy knocking back a drink for each country – how about toasting Europe’s finest with a cocktail for Eurovision – the Eurovision Iced Tea?
Jack Williams, the Head Mixologist for cocktail specialists Late Night London, has kindly shared with us what he will be creating for his mates this weekend.
Jack says, “This is a cocktail for Eurovision and a half, packing a punch with five different spirits from across the continent. With vodka from Russia, Cointreau from France, Disaronno from Italy, Goldschlager from Switzerland and gin from Blighty, this is the Euro-drink to end all Euro-drinks. Julmust is a Swedish cola style spiced drink – it’s great stuff!
“Add the vodka, Cointreau, Disaronno, Goldschlager, gin and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Then simply pour into a tall glass, add the Swedish Julmust to top up and enjoy… douze points!”
Russia -15 ml Vodka
France – 5 ml Cointreau
Italy – 15 ml Disaronno
Switzerland -15 ml Goldschlager
England – 15 ml Dry Gin
Turkey – Lime Juice
Sweden – JulMust to top up
Garnish with berries, lemon slices and a Euro-trash umbrella!
If you can’t find any JulMust, then add some coke, cinnamon essence and chopped oranges and apples to the mixture instead.
For cocktails like this and more from Late Night London’s Head Mixologist Jack Williams, visit latenightlondon to try some of his finest creations, or head to Jewel in Piccadilly Circus, London.
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