Now we’re all drinking in swish, New York-style bars or noisy All
Bar Ones, the usual eight pints of lager somehow don’t seem to fit the
So what the hell are we supposed to drink? Of course, there’s nothing
wrong with a plucky little bottle of Stormy Cape Chenin Blanc.
But the chances are you’re going to have to peruse the cocktail
And while ordering a vodka Martini engenders a sense of smooth
sophistication, asking for a Pina Colada has more than a hint of the Del
Boy about it. And as for a Sex on the Beach - are you an Essex girl, or
Top Gear has noticed a penchant among sales people for the Sea Breeze,
the vodka, grapefruit and cranberry concoction that sounds refreshingly
soothing - when, in fact, it has a delivery similar to a brick to the
skull (with a squeeze of lime, of course).
Which brings us to the real danger of the cocktail business: more than
two of them and you’re as pissed as a fart.
Anyway, if you want to practice at home, the perfect Sea Breeze is mixed
with two shots of vodka, six shots of cranberry juice and two shots of
grapefruit juice. Add a squeeze of lime and pour over ice. At least the
vitamin C will come in handy.
Sea Breeze - Around a fiver
Available from Match Bar, Circus, Titanic, Alphabet, Mash etc.