This year, however, I decided that I wanted to challenge myself in the kitchen. After some thinking, I came up with what I called the "New Recipes January Challenge", which I was actually looking forward to take on.
Named after the quintessential pirate adventure classic, Treasure Island brings together an unusual mix of Irish flavours and the tropical notes of coconut.
It combines Aperol with Ornabrak Irish Gin into a triangle of fruity, floral and herbacious notes named Blooming Chamomile.
While the Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey was quite pleasant on its own, it worked really well in cocktails too. This one is named "Laid to Rest."
This recipe uses Lillet Rosé, and it's a low-alcohol and delicious spritzer to try, specially if you like G&Ts
A cream liqueur cocktail on the fruity side. "The Elephant in the Rum" has tropical heart, and it's made with Amarula and golden rum.
While not all of us can be the authors of the best Margarita in the country, we all can mix a classic one at home. Below, an easy, no-fancy-bar-equipement-needed recipe that's just perfect for entertaining at home.
Held on the 13th of February at J.T. Pim's, the Kraken Black Hearts night gathered lovers... lovers of rum that is.