Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Perfect Dark - the drink

Here we go again - invented and perfected on one intersting night celebrating my good friend Drew's engagement in Glasgow a few short weeks ago...

The Perfect Dark is not for the faint hearted!

In a long glass (it's a ladie's drink after all!) mix:

1 shot Gin
Dash of bitters
1 shot Blue Sambuca
1 shot Red Sambuca

Fill to the brim with Tonic (Lemonade if you want it sweeter), then mix.

Inspired by the game of the same name, its English, its dark, its strong and a little bit harsh. It is also perfectly clear until you add the Sambuca.

Feel free to try Black Sambuca, the bar we were in didn't have any so we improvised with Red and Blue, although I like to think that the Red signifies the violence of the game, while the Blue is the cool headed spy...

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Shadow Complex - the drink

Not that I encourage silly drinks or anything... but we (my friends and I) have a habit of making game themed drinks, and some of them turn out ok!

The Shadow Complex is particularly interesting :)

In a tumbler mix:

1 shot Martini
1 shot Fisk
1/2 QC Cream

Mix, and the fill to the brim with Coke, then mix again.

Inspired by the game of the same name.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Tangy Chorizo and Prawn Salad

So this is a nice summer dish, good for those light dinners if you - like me - don't want to feel too full of an evening!

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 10 minutes


1 pack of cooked, peeled Prawns
1/2 a lime
1/2 tub of salsa (optional)
1/2 Chorizo sausage
1 pack of Salad (something a bit peppery)
Black Pepper
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar

To Prepare:

1. Slice the Chorizo into small (1/2 cm) slices, and add to a medium hot, dry pan. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes (until crisp on one side) then turn over. Cook for another minute.

2. Add the prawns. Cook until warmed through (1 minute)

3. Grind the Black Pepper over it, add the half tub of Salsa and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a Lime over it all.

4. Mix and warm through for 1 minute. Set aside.

5. Prepare the salad in a bowl, with a tiny amount of Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper and Balsamic Vinegar drizzled over ital and mixed in.

6. Chuck the Chorizo/Prawn/Lime mix over the salad, mix it up.

7. Tuck in!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Food and Drink

I'll be posting about food and drink here, as well as any of my own recipes I'd recommend, and cocktails too... most of those will be game-themed I'd reckon!