365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

108. Shakespearean cocktails

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I love drinks. They’re fun. I love the fun names, I love the tastes, and I love experimenting and discovering new ones. I don’t know why, exactly, but I enjoy cocktails in general. I am having a champagne cocktail (well, minus the brandy) as we speak. So delicious.

Anyway, it got me thinking…are there Shakespeare-related cocktails?  Surely there must be. If not, I planned on creating a few. Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about being too creative yet…I found a few tasty-sounding, Bard-related cocktails that I definitely want to try! Taste testers, anyone?

Juliet & Romeo

2 oz Beefeater or Henderick’s
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
3 drops Rose Water
3 drops Angostura Bitters
3 slices Cucumber, peeled
6 sprigs Mint

Muddle cucumber and pinch of salt. Slap the mint. Add rest of ingredients. Let sit for 30 seconds (time allowing). Shake. Strain. Garnish with 1 floating mint leaf and 1 drop rose water on top of leaf, and 3-5 more drops of angostura on the surface of the drink.

Macbeth’s Dream

2 oz Scotch

1 tsp white Curacao

1 tsp Amaretto

2 dashes Orange bitters

1/2 oz Lemon juice

1/2 tsp superfine Sugar

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2 oz Vodka

1 oz Kirschwasser

1 tsp Strawberry liqueur

5 Strawberries, fresh

Schweppes Russchian

Mix the strawberrys in a blender Pour it together with the vodka,kirch and strawberry liquer over ice in a shaker. Shake well and pour in a highballglass. Fill up with the Russchian water


Written by Caroline Mincks

January 17, 2010 at 1:51 AM

4 Responses

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  1. Well, really, you could just make a drink that you like and give it a name. 😉 In the world of alcohol, a rose by any other name…tastes exactly the same.


    January 17, 2010 at 12:05 PM

  2. Hmmm, the Midsummer Nights dream sounds very nice. Very sweet though! Would be interested to see what’s in a Hamlet related cocktail – copious amounts of gin probably…

    Anna Hayes

    January 19, 2010 at 4:38 PM

  3. I found a recipe for a “Hamlet” —

    1 oz vodka
    1/2 oz Campari® bitters
    2 oz orange juice

    It came from http://www.drinksmixer.com. They also have one for a “Bloody Caesar.”

    Ted Leach

    January 27, 2010 at 6:51 AM

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