We had a "curry and cocktails" party with some of R's old school friends the other day. As they were arriving at 8 this involved a mad panic trying to get the kids bathed, fed and into bed before 7.30 in order to give us time to tidy up, get changed and research how to make cocktails. This is what we came up with.
Singapore Sling 3 parts Gin 1 part Cherry Brandy 1 part Lemon Juice Soda Water Verdict: Fizzy Cough Medicine 4/10
Cosmopolitan 2 parts Vodka 1 part Cointreau Lime Cranberry Juice Verdict: Doesn't quite live up to the Sex and the City hype, but good 7/10
Margarita Tequila Lemon (forgot) Lime Ice (forgot) Salt on rim of glass (forgot) Verdict: too sour but that could be down to running out of ice and the confusion of the cocktail makers! 4/10
DJ Dunley's Mix Vodka Gin Triple Sec Lemon Cranberry Verdict: A Surprisingly smooth made up drink! 8/10
DJ Dunley's mix was made by A after the curry because we had run out of decent cocktails to try. I suggested an Absinthe-based cocktail but no one was particularly keen ;-). I have to say we must all be showing our age, because in the old days someone would have suggested we start a tequila shot drinking game and someone (i.e. me) would have inevitably ended the night throwing up in the can. These days we're a much more sedate bunch and everyone seemed to get more excited about the curry takeaway. Anyway, it was nice to have some friends round for dinner, something we haven't really done since Oscar was born.
Grrrrr! Someone from my work has made off with my unopened pack of pork pies which I left in the fridge. I am on the lookout for someone overweight who is not Jewish!