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Try these cocktails!

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Surely not another sunny day?  I’m going to be reaching for my Borat swimsuit soon at this rate. In the meantime (was that a collective sigh of relief I heard there?), I have these divine cocktails to tempt you with, courtesy of current Muddy teacher’s pet The Varsity Club in Oxford and their stupendous roof terrace. Don’t believer me? Check this out!

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The Varsity Club has created these cocktails purely for our delectation – because we’re soooo worth it! – and with my professional technical hat firmly in place, you’ll be pleased to know I can personally vouch for their efficacy. Simple to make (even I can’t cock them up) try these at home and enjoy the ride. Just clear the diary for the next day, won’t you?

Oxford Pineapple

pinapple cocktail

A pineapple
Pineapple juice
Orange liqueur (Cointreau recommended)
Freshly squeezed lime juice

The vodka is balanced with lime, shaken with pineapple juice and served over crushed ice in a whole pineapple. A fantastic start to a Summer party.

Apple and Pear Crush


Fresh Pear
St Germain liqueur
Pear Absolute
Apple Juice

Muddled and shaken over rock ice, served with fresh pear slices. Refreshing and not too sweet.


Sparkling Strawberry Martini


Fresh strawberries (local)
Vanilla Gomme
St Germain

Muddled and shaken over rock ice, strained into a martini glass, topped with cava and garnished with fresh strawberry. A summer twist on the traditional martini, this one also includes Daniel Craig in his swimshorts.

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1 comment on “Try these cocktails!”

  • miriam khamis July 10, 2014

    Oooo i saw their website few weeks ago and emailed re membership – nothing back sob sob xxx


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