Stars of Spice - The Gala Dinner cocktail recipes

Our friends at Russian Standard Vodka kindly shared their cocktail recipes as enjoyed by guests at the Festival's Gala Dinner.

From a smooth Vodka Espresso to a tangy Vanilla and Grapefruit Collins or a spicy Pomegranate Highball - these drinks are the perfect way to give your dinner party or special event an extra edge.

Vodka Espresso
Method    Shake and Strain
Glass        Cocktail
Garnish    Three coffee beans

Ingredients:
45ml Russian Standard Original
15ml Galliano Ristretto
15ml Sugar Syrup
30ml Fresh Espresso coffee

Shake all ingredients until the glass half of the shaker is cold and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Spiced Pomegranate Highball
Method    Build and Stir
Glass        Highball
Garnish    Pomegranate seeds and a star anise

Ingredients:
30ml Russian Standard Original
10ml Bols Blackberry
60ml Pomegranate juice (good quality, not concentrate)
5ml lime juice
Top with Kirks Soda dry ginger ale (200 ml approx.)

In a tall glass filled with ice add the Russian Standard Vodka, Bols Blackberry, lime juice and Pomegranate juice. Top with Kirks ginger ale, and stir through and garnish.


Vanilla and Grapefruit Collins

Method    Shake and Strain
Glass        Highball
Garnish    Pink Grapefruit wedge and ground nutmeg

Ingredients:
45ml Russian Standard Original
30ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice
15ml Galliano Vanilla
Top with Kirks Soda Water

Shake all ingredients except the soda and strain into an ice filled highball. Top with soda and garnish with two large grapefruit wedges.