Boardwalk Empire inspired cocktails: Try your hand at these Prohibition Era tipples


Contraband cocktails: Try your hand at these Prohibition Era tipples inspired by hit TV series Boardwalk Empire

To celebrate the DVD release of HBO's hit Prohibition Era crime drama, Boardwalk Empire, Marian Beke – head bartender at London's ‘speakeasy’ style haunt Nightjar – has created a selection of 1920's tipples.

All of the cocktail recipes use bourbon and gin as the base and there’s even a non alcoholic cocktail for the detoxers…

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SCOTFLAW NATION

40ml bourbon15ml Ratafia10ml dry vermouth10ml juice10ml grenadine Dash orange bitters

METHOD

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with a barspoon for 30 seconds, until the mixture is ice cold.

Shake and double strain into a coupette glass.

Spritz and garnish with a lemon twist, and serve.

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BOOTLEGGER'S SECRET

40ml gin10 ml grenadine15 Amber vermouth10 ml lime juiceHalf egg white

METHOD

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.

Shake hard for 15 seconds to ensure a healthy froth.

Strain into a coupette.

Garnish with a mini apple and serve.

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ATLANTIC CITY SOUR

50ml bourbon20ml sugar syrup 25ml lemon juiceHalf egg whiteDash bitters10ml spiced wine

METHOD

Add the bourbon, sugar, lemon juice, egg white and bitters to a cocktail shaker.

Shake very hard for 15 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

Float spiced wine through the foam on the top. Spritz and garnish with a lemon peel.

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JULEP

70ml apple juice10ml of apricot syrup2 sprigs Moroccan mint

METHOD

Add apple juice and syrup to a mini shaker or Julep

Add mint sprigs and crushed ice

Muddle vigorously with the end of a bar spoon

Serve

Boardwalk Empire by HBO Home Entertainment is available now on DVD and Blu-ray boardwalkempiredvd.co.uk