May 192014
 

 

This silky smooth Martini was created by Carlo the Head Bartender for the General Manager who just loves chocolate…

50ml Vodka

15ml Cocoa Liqueur

15ml White Cocoa Liqueur

15ml Chocolate sauce

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. Double strain and serve in a chilled Martini Glass. Garnish with two Mini Marshmallows and enjoy.

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May 062014
 

Today we bring you another Quarter Bar & Lounge original, made with a London native Edgerton Pink Gin. Edgerton is resolutely London-based and is London’s first Pink Gin. The botanicals come from halfway round the world. Coriander, angelica, juniper, orris root, sweet orange peel, cassia bark, nutmeg – oh and did I mention – the Admirals and officers in the Royal Navy used to drink Pink Gin?

To make this deliciously pink concoction, you will need:

  • 50ml Edgerton Pink Gin
  • 50ml cranberry juice
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 4 raspberries
  • 1 egg white

In the bottom of a cocktail maker, muddle the raspberries and add the gin, cranberry juice, lemon juice, syrup and mix gently. Add the egg white and shake over ice, then double strain and garnish with mint. Sit back and enjoy!

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Apr 112014
 

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we bring you another a modern classic the espresso martini. This espresso martini is just one of many coffee-flavoured martini recipes being made today. We like this one because it uses chilled espresso that gives that caffeinated kick you just can’t duplicate with coffee liqueurs.

To make this intense and creamy drink you will need:

  • 50ml vanilla infused vodka (just steep a vanilla pod in vodka for a few weeks)
  • 50ml  Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • a shoot of espresso
  • 15ml sugar syrup

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and mix well. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with three coffee beans. Sit back and wait for the buzz!

Via Magellan PR, a boutique travel PR company.

Mar 172014
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we bring you our twist on the classic Cuban cocktail, made with fresh kiwi, white rum and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

To make this fresh and fun cocktail you will need:

  • 1 ripe kiwi peeled and sliced
  • 50ml white rum
  • 50ml pressed apple juice
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup

In the bottom of a cocktail maker muddle the kiwi and add the rest of the ingredients and shake well over ice, then double strain and garnish with a slice of kiwi. Sit back and enjoy!

Via Magellan PR, a boutique travel PR company.

Mar 042014
 

Creative Head Barman Carlo Pallone at Quarter Bar & Lounge  is a cocktail-crafting genius – making everything from classic drinks such as the Old-Fashioned, to his masterpiece to celebrate  The Shard – The Shard-Ini.

Appropriately named, The Shard-Ini takes customers to new heights with its watermelon and passion fruit flavours. For full details on how to make the cocktal, read on…

Ingredients

  • Watermelon (middle part)
  • Passion Fruit
  • Lime Juice
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Passion Fruit Puree
  • Passion Fruit Liquor
  • Vanilla Infused Vodka

1)      Crush the middle part of some watermelon and passion fruit into a glass

2)      Add a dash of lime juice, passion fruit purée and sugar syrup

3)      Add passion fruit liquor and two shots of vanilla infused vodka (to make this insert a some vanilla pods into a                 bottle of vodka for 3-4 days)

4)      Shake and double strain in to a glass garnished with watermelon.

If all this seams like far too much effort, head down to Quarter Bar & Lounge and Carlo will conjure one up for you… you will not be disappointed! Located just three minutes walk away from London Bridge Station, Quarter Bar & Lounge, next  to London Bridge Hotel is the perfect stop off en-route from work (or to – on a bad day).

 

Feb 132014
 

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we bring Quarter Bar & Lounge twist on the classic Cuban cocktail, made with fresh kiwi, white rum and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

To make this fresh and fun cocktail you will need:

  • 1 ripe kiwi peeled and sliced
  • 50ml white rum
  • 50ml pressed apple juice
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup 

In the bottom of a cocktail maker muddle the kiwi and add the rest of the ingredients and shake well over ice, then double strain and garnish with a slice of kiwi. Sit back and enjoy!

Via Magellan PR, a boutique travel PR company.

Feb 102014
 

 

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we bring you a classic that has been on the cocktail menu since 1870, the Whiskey Sour!

To make this classic you will need:

  • 50ml bourbon
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 3 drops of bitters
  • 1 egg white

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice (add the egg last) and mix well. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry. Sit back and watch the day go by!

Via Magellan PR, a boutique travel PR company.

Feb 042014
 

It has been a long argued topic of how to create the perfect ‘Bloody Mary’.  There are many different preparations to suit people’s individual tastes and this one has been prepared by Italian barman, Nicola.  Quarter Bar and Lounge has created what they deem a “rouge masterpiece in a tall glass”, that will have any customer leaving with a new favourite!

Method and ingredients

  • Frost glass with a salt and crumble mix
  • In the bottom of the mixer:
  • Slice three cherry tomatoes
  • Add a handful of fresh basil
  • Give ‘a jolly good shake of salt and pepper’

Then:

  • Pour in a generous splash of tobasco and Worcester Sauce and  a tablespoon of lemon juice
  •  ”Muddle” extremely gently
  • Pour in 50ml of premium Vodka
  • Top with ice
  • Add 100ml of a Premium high end tomato juice
  • Shake GENTLY
  • Pour with ice into a tall glass (do not strain)
  • Garnish with more basil tomatoes and pepper
  • Finish with two drinking straws into the glass and enjoy immediately!

The staff at Quarter Bar and Lounge believe they have created the perfect ‘Bloody Mary’ – and their secret weapon?  The freshest of ingredients bought at nearby Borough Market on a daily basis.

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Jan 202014
 

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Modelled by Nicola is the fruity taste sensation that is the ‘Miss London Bridge’ cocktail at Quarter Bar and Lounge. Presented on a napkin and with an essence of elegance, it provides an explosion of summer flavours with every sip.

Methods and Ingredients:

- Ice two Champagne flutes…

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Put the following into the Shaker:

- 50ml guava – 2 x whole raspberries – 2 x whole blackberries – 2 x whole blueberries – 15ml sugar syrup – 15ml lemon juice

- muddle with force

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- a dash of sweet raspberry coulis (shhhh…it’s the secret ingredient!)
- 50ml of vodka

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- generous dash of cherry liquor
- generous dash of creme de mures
- vigorously shake over ice

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- double strain

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- use a bartender’s spoon to top with lemonade.

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As if it wasn’t providing enough flavour already, this beautifully presented cocktail is finished off with a touch of class, garnish this tasty little number with a sprig of lavender a raspberry, blackberry and blueberry.

Enjoy!

Via Magellan PR, a boutique travel PR company.