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Cocktails Master Class of Plumber Manor

Many would say that Richard Prideaux-Brune is the antithesis of the typical cocktails maestro but he’s in a master class of his own! Watch him mix a Bloody Mary and you will quickly realize you’re in the presence of a master mixer! Richard knows his cocktails and mixes them to perfection.

Here are the ingredients of two of his most popular, some say ‘legendary’, cocktails. Needless to say, nothing is ever measured; it’s all done from experience. Incidentally, guests taking advantage of our January Special Break in Dorset will be treated to a free Bloody Mary!!

How to Mix a Bloody Mary – Plumber Style

  • Masses of Worcester sauce
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Celery salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash or two of Tabasco sauce
  • Ice
  • A generous slug of Vodka
  • Schweppes tomato juice
  • A slice of lemon
  • Another twist of black pepper
  • A good slug of dry Sherry to top it off
  • Shake


How to Mix a Dry Martini – Plumber Style

  • Firstly, chill the glass by either putting ice in it or by putting the glass in ice.
  • Then put lots of ice in the cocktail shaker
  • A very generous slug of good Vodka
  • A bare teaspoon of Martini
  • Shake vigorously
  • Then take the chilled empty glass and wipe round the rim with a slice of lemon
  • Dip the rim in sugar
  • Pour liquid from the cocktail shaker into the glass
  • Add a slither of lemon rind