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Ducks Cocktail Event – Menu

18Aug

Ducks Cocktail Menu
This month sees a few variations on the cocktails we will be showcasing at this event.. Our in- house favourites such as French, Espresso, Banoffi and Mafia Martini’s all stay along with our very popular Dirty Secret.. This month also sees 5 new Cocktails added which include a preview of our Christmas special ‘Mini Alexanders’ which is a spin on the classic Brandy Alexander with Hine Cognac. Adding a bit more fun to the presentation off some Cocktails will be the introduction of Milk Bottles but to find out more you need to come along and find out more. As well as individual Cocktails this event will see sharing jugs added to the menu which are all very tempting and refreshing.

Current Classics                                                                                    All £5

  • French Martini – Chambord,Vodka,Pineapple
  • Espresso Martini – Espresso,Vodka,Kahlua
  • White Lady – Gin, Cointreau,Lemon,Egg White
  • Amaretto Sourz – Amaretto,Lemon,Egg White
  • Dirty Secret – Midori,Amaretto,Cranberry
  • Mafia Martini – Chambord,Golden Rum,Apple Juice
  • Banoffi Martini – Creme Banane,Vanilla Vodka,Butterscotch,Double Cream
  • Gin Smash – NB Gin,Elderflower,Mint,Gomme,Lime

Bartenders Specials                                                                            All £5

  • Woodford Crush– Woodford Reserve,Archers,Lemonade,Lime
  • Turquoise Blue – Bacardi,Malibu,Blu Curacao,Pineapple,Double Cream
  • Rum Float – Morgans Spiced Rum,Bacrdi,Ice Cream,Milk
  • Chocolate Duck – Mozart Liquer,Cocao Brun,Vanilla Vodka,Cream
  • Mini Alexanders – Hine Cognac,Cocao Brun,Double Cream,Nutmeg

Bartenders Cocktail Shots                                                                 All £2
Are you brave enough to ask???? Bartenders choice only!!!!

Jugs

N.B. Lemonade – NB Gin,Fentimens Rose Lemonade,Orange     £15

Kir Royale – Chambord,Prosecco,Raspberry Puree                          £17.50

Strawberry + Kiwi Cooler – Vodka,Framboise,Strawberries,Kiwi,Lemonade
Passion on the Coast – Vodka,Archers,Cranberry,Fentimens Orange
Both £12.50

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Ducks Drinks of the week.

18Aug

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Cocktail of the week –  Mafia Martini

An unusal Rum based cocktail which has proven to be very successful at Ducks is the almost multi-sexual Mafia Martini….Multi sexual???? simply meaning this Cocktail haswon the admiration of both males aswell as the more expectant female fans. So what is the ‘Mafia’ then?? well simply the base is a Golden Rum which instantly gives a variety of flavour which complements the Chambord with its dark raspberry flavour, finished with fresh Apple juice means this Martini almost belongs in the heart of an orchard. The beauty of the drink comes through on its ungarnished appearance as the various ingredients at first make the drink very cloudy then within 20 seconds the haze lifts to produce a sublime cocktail.

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Spirit of the Week – Woodford Reserve

Making its return to the shelf at Ducks, Woodford is one of the finest Bourbons on the market and a massive favourite of our Cocktail team. The beauty of this product is firstly the fact it hand crafted and not manufactured like many others on the market these days.Secondly its appearance is lovely and clean with a brilliant honey amber colour. For flavour this is quite a busy drink with various hints of vanilla, orange, mint and dried fruits all this with a taste which resembles citrus, toffee and cinamon. This drink is superb either on its own, served with cola and as previously stated superb in a Cocktail if you believe in mixing such a quality drink…..

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Cocktail Night Thursday 28th August

12Aug

Ducks in Aberlady is fast becoming the cocktail capital of East Lothian so this month we invite you to take up a great one off offer for our cocktail night on Thursday 28th August. Those pre booking will get a special price of £5 per cocktai!  Call us on 01875 870 682 or email us and quote ‘cocktail night’ to get this great offer. Looking forward to seeing you!

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Christmas Parties East Lothian

11Aug

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Xmas parties – Yes it is that time of year again! Christmas!!! To some this maybe August, summer holidays or simply a time for enjoying our amazing East Lothian weather however here at Ducks we are now in the midst of planning various events for the festive period. Work Christmas parties always appear to be the most frightening of things to organise and arrange as one person usually has the unenviable task of deciding what, where and when not to mention why? So this year we at Ducks we thought we would make everyone’s life a little easier by trying to help you by simply offering the best package available and at a very affordable rate….Dates, prices and menu’s to be released within the next 14 days. Enquiries can be made earlier by contacting the team direct at kilspindie@ducks.co.uk They will also pop up on Facebook and twitter.  If you would like to be on our data base and get first bite at everything we do just send us your contact details and we will add you to our role.  We do look after our group orginisers!!!!!

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Ducks Cocktail Event

08Aug

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Following our successful cocktail menu launch in July we have decided to have a monthly event at Ducks!  The next one will be Thursday 28th of August  . Again the fun will begin about 7.30pm and continue until 11pm approx. with a selection of favourites from our menu along with some new one off creations for this evening only. We are aiming to run these evenings on the last Friday of each month!

Thank you for the support you gave to the launch night and for the support you have given subsequently, we are delighted to be selling cocktails in Aberlady on a daily basis both in Donald’s Bistro and Ducks Restaurant as well as the Bar, not bad for a wee village in East Lothian.  Thank you!  As a result however it may be worthwhile booking your place om Thursday the 28th just email us at kilspindie@ducks.co.uk and quote ‘Cocktail Night’  We will keep you informed of details via both our website and social media as well as teasing you with pictures of the new creations as they are finalized, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 28th.

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August @ Ducks Restaurant – Fine Dining East Lothian

08Aug

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Head Chef David Toward has again raised the bar as he drives Ducks to even greater heights with another amazing menu choice for our fine dining restaurant keeping in tune with both local seasonal produce as well as his own unique touch of high quality designed cuisine.

Opening Times
Thurs – 1st Sitting – 6.30pm, 2nd Sitting – 8.00pm
Fri – 1st Sitting – 6.30pm , 2nd Sitting 8.00pm
Sat – 1st Sitting – 6.30, 2nd Sitting – 8.00pm

Fine Dining East Lothian – August @ Ducks Restaurant

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Gin Smash (cocktail of the week)

07Aug

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Gin Smash (cocktail of the week) – As our menu continues into its 2nd month we felt the need to introduce you all to 1 of the most popular choices over the debut month. The Gin Smash is almost the Eton Mess of the cocktail world however is fast becoming the preferred cocktail of choice in East Lothian with high sales and twice being the selection of restaurant reviews this month at Ducks!!! Smash almost plants the seed of ‘made by accident’ just like many of the great classis.  The combination of NB Gin, Elderflower, Mint and Fresh Lime means it hits a variety of taste buds but delivers a perfect taste and refreshes like no other. So to the ‘accident of creation’, well as many cocktail fans know the majority of cocktails are strained so any ice and fruit is removed prior to serving to give a look and taste of perfect mixology or cocktails to you and I.  However during a training session with staff this fine creation was poured fully into the glass, no straining whatsoever, oops,  but upon tasting was deemed to be exactly right and gave the appearance of the very well known ‘Mojito’; so the Gin Smash was born! Soon you too will hopefully being enjoying a Smash at Ducks, simply a must on a sunny day!

50ml – NB Gin
15ml – Elderflower Cordial
10 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 Fresh Lime cut into quarters and lightly squeezed
10ml – Mint Syrup

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Another Fantastic Review

31Jul

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A big thank you to @Edinburgers for their great review of Donalds Bistro,  @Duckskilspindie in Aberlady, East Lothian! Great bloggers and reviewers! Make sure you read their review of Donalds and check out their site about other Edinburgh restaurants!  #greatfoodeastlothian #greatrestaurants


The EdinburgersWe found Kilspindie House just at the start of the village and parked in the handy car park at the rear. We were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to our seats in the bistro. Kilspindie House has a nice traditional feel to it which fits in well with it’s location and they also offer overnight rooms if you have had one too many from the excellent cocktail menu (good work Alan).

Once seated Miss Edinburger was straight to work on the cocktail list as I had inexplicably offered to be on driving duty. We were then greeted by a familiar face, Alan Walker (mentioned above) of Rascals fame. Alan talked us through the new cocktail menu and even kindly offered to make me an alcohol free “mocktail” which to be honest I didn’t know was a thing. Miss Edinburger went for the Gin Smash, an excellent choice, and I ended up opting for a small glass of red.

We were both very impressed with the food menu and had a difficult time choosing our dishes. To start I went for the Wild Pigeon Breast, seasonal berries, granola, spinach. As a pigeon virgin I thought this was an ideal opportunity to try it out rather than opting for my standard Cullen Skink which was also on offer. It ended up being a good choice, the pigeon breast was delicious, it had a very pork spare rib type taste and the berries and granola  worked amazingly well with it. I’ll be honest and say I don’t know how pigeon is usually served and the granola seemed like an odd choice to me initially but I was certainly proved wrong as it was very tasty.

To read the full review please click here

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Cocktails in the sun

28Jul

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Finally on Friday 25th July we launched our much anticipated cocktail menu at Ducks in Aberlady much to the delight of our local residents….. A large turnout saw an amazing 100 cocktails leave the bar on what proved to be a very successful night complemented with some more amazing East Lothian weather.

Mojitos, Espresso Martinis and Banoffie Martinis proved to be the popular choices on the night as the entire menu appeared to be sampled.

Following the success of this event whispers have already started about a regular monthly event being planned, so keep following for further announcements. ..

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Aberlady Burger

24Jul

Aberlady Burger

Aberlady Burger One of my favourite dishes on our bistro menu is our very own Ducks Aberlady burger with an original recipe that has come from our Head Chef David Toward. He really has taken ‘burgers’ to a whole new level.

This delicious and unique burger is served on two halves of a toasted brioche bun, on the first half we have two homemade beef patties with freshly made guacamole and balsamic drizzled pulled duck (yes you read correctly PULLED DUCK!). On the other half, there is fresh salad with in-house sun blushed tomatoes, olives and a poached egg, and of course what burger would be complete without some tasty chips.

This fantastic burger is now one of our best sellers, but don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our customers have said – “best burger ever” and “the burger is quite extraordinary”. If my description has made your mouth water, just wait till you come in and try it. Donald’s Bistro Opening Times: 12pm – 10pm

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