Friday Foodie Five – Best Mixed Cocktails in Glasgow
This post is going to blow your mind. For those of you who follow me on Twitter you’ll know I’m a wee bit partial to the odd cocktail…Okay! Okay! I’m crazy as cocopuffs for them. Be prepare to be shocked….are you ready?? Before I became a west end princess I was more or less Tea-Total. I’m going to give you a moment to digest that………..okay have you gathered yourself? I could quite confidently say when ask by a medical professional how many units of alcohol a week I drank, I said ‘Zero’ loud and proud. Now though I look bashful, rub my chin, look to the sky and mumble ‘ 13/ 14’ woops. I like to think of my cocktail sampling so far as being research leading up to this blog post, you’re welcome!
You should probably know I like fruity drinks – I don’t like strong overly alcohol ones so my choices are pretty weak fruit based drinks that pack a flavoursome punch.
My favourite cocktail is actually a new find believe it or not from the Kelvingrove Cafe. I tried it this week for the very first time as recommended by our lovely waitress. It’s called M&L, a lovely wee fresh number. Very light and peachy. My first ever boozy drink was a peach schnapps and lemonade my dad bought me (hey, it was the 90s and I was a classy burd!) so I’ve always had a thing for peachy drinks.
Next up is the perfect French Martini served in the Blythswood Square. In fact this is my favourite cocktail bar in Glasgow. For those of you who know me well or regularly read my blog you’ll know I always felt I was born about 3 decades too late, in my mind I should have been hanging out with Frank & Marilyn swigging old-fashioneds in Vegas. The Salon in Blythswood is the closest you’ll get in Glasgow in 2014 in my opinion. It’s sexy and glamorous and they mix a perfect drink.
My third choice is a drink I didn’t actually expect to like served in The Richmond, it’s a Lychee & Cucumber Daiquiri….mostly cause I hate cucumber but I ordered it cause I love lychee. This drink served with a slice of cucumber is a perfect blend of sweet and bitter while being a really refreshing drink.
I’m going to go a little off the wall with my next recommendation. Now remember I was a child of the 80’s and a drinking of the 90s! I love a Long Vodka, now very possibly this wouldn’t be classed as a typical cocktail as such now but way back in the day it was, so it’s on my list. For my money the best Long Vodka get stirred at The Drake, where actually they tend not to do cocktails but will always mix up a wee long vodka for me. If you’re a young ‘ain and have never tried it give it a bash this weekend – you won’t regret it.
Lastly comes from the extensive White Russian menu found at Lebowskis. On this menu there are a number of decadent and delicious drinks but none more so that The Big Lebowski, a tradition White Russian made with 50% milk and 50% cream. This is a wonderfully creamy and luxurious drink, beware however if you’re on a big night out your stomach really can’t handle more than one or two milky concoctions.
Hope you enjoyed this Friday Foodie Five, if you’re out sipping a few cocktails this weekend send me/ tweet me your pictures because I love discovering a new delicious drink. Also, PLEASE remember to drink responsibly.