This month in-the-spirit
is rallying support for the Euro
2004 championships which are taking place
in Portugal during June - culminating in the
Final on Sunday 4th July in the Luz Stadium in
This month these are inspired by the Euro 2004 tournament
as well as the teams of the countries competing and the characters in those teams!
So never mind the lager and the beer, get ready
for your Euro 2004 match viewing with some style
and have some of our fabulous cocktails to hand – for
maximum enjoyment with minimum effort.
course first off, we had to come up with a cocktail
recipe which we thought would best sum up the
qualities of the England team so we came up with
Heart. Made from three ingredients ¬ to
match with the ¿three lions on the shirtî -
this is a gutsy combination of dark
rum for a bit of a kick (pun intended!), CrÏme
de Cassis to
give a red hue (a tribute to the red shirt
worn by the winning England World Cup team
back in 1966) and topped up with pineapple
juice to complete the mix.
acknowledgement of the quality of the
players in French team ¬ players such
as Real Madrid°s Zinedine Zidane and
Arsenal°s Thierry Henry, we have come
up with the Blue
Dream cocktail. This is made from De
Kuyper Blue Curacao, white
rum (such as Bacardi) and Noilly
Prat Dry ¬ a classic French ingredient
to represent the colours of the team.
So ¿allez les bleus!î Well, except
when they are playing England of course!!
tribute to the manager of Holland’s national
team, a gentleman by the name of Dick Advocaat (yes really!), we suggest you try the following
cocktail to work up a bit of Dutch
get you through the match! Made from velvety
Warninks Advocaat, gin, lemon juice and apple
juice – this is a smooth yet juicy drink.
To represent Italy, we have a cocktail recipe with some serious Italian style. Named after one of the Italian team (rather than the car!) ¬ this cocktail is called a Ferrari after player Matteo Ferrari. It is made from classic Italian ingredient Disaronno
Amaretto, some Noilly
Prat Dry and a splash of Angostura
hope that there are no serious injuries ¬ to
spoil all the excitement. However if it becomes
too much and you need a cocktail to pick you
to help you through a nail biting penalty shoot
out why not try a Painkiller cocktail?
This is made from dark
rum, pineapple juice, freshly squeezed
orange juice and cream of coconut! Watch out ¬ you°ll
only need one!
Last but not least ¬ when the match is over and you are hot, excited and full of adrenalin, our next cocktail is perfect to help you cool down. This is the Cold
Shower made simply with a shot of De
Kuyper Green CrÏme de Menthe topped up with soda water over ice in a high ball glass.
hope that the above suggestions give you some
alternative ideas from beer, lager and wine during
recommends drinking cocktails in moderation.