The Bloody Mary. A nice way to start the day.
Whether you’re following up an evening on the ales or you’ve just skipped breakfast a Bloody Mary is a wonderful way to start any day, as long as it’s done properly! Fortunately for me at the old house they seem to have it down to a fine art. With ingredients including Sheffield’s own Hendo’s and a nice dab of Tabasco sauce, a well constructed Bloody Mary will coax you from any day old alcohol induced troff you may find yourself lumbering in. The spicier the better!
Espresso martini, add a bit of pep to your evening.
If you’re like me and you work your fingers to the bone, drinking after a hard day’s graft is not always the optimum time to begin a session on the boozy woozy, after two or three light ales I often find myself slipping into a warm cosy bubble and can switch myself off from those around me (there is nothing wrong with this, on occasion, one it shows you work too hard and two it’s probably a sign you had too much fun the night before) however if you’re willing to find a way around this anti-social obstacle without resorting to street drugs, then the Espresso martini is probably the drink for you.
Ever get the feeling the grass might be greener on the other side? That itch where you begin to think the Old House might not be the centre of the entire universe? This can happen to the best of us, especially if your reading through the menu and it dawns on you that there’s nothing new to sample, this is by no means a bad thing! The Old House staff are a capable bunch and sometimes the best thing to do is just ask, by giving them just a few clues they can knock up a cocktail best suited to your needs. Going off piste can often open your mind to an array of new intoxicating horizons, for example, during the St Patricks day just gone I was sat at the bar deciding what to drink, I didn’t fancy a typical St Patricks day ale, so I asked the barmen for ‘something Irish’ he had a little think and knocked me up a Brandy Alexander, it’s not Irish, but it was exactly what I had been looking for.
Hopefully my next blog will just be titled Dom Perignon.
Gerald Albert Davies, laymen, dreamer, cocktail guy.