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Cocktail Event – New Menu Launch

14Oct

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Halloween sees the launch of our new cocktail menu for the winter season. Our mixologist Alan has created some amazing new drinks for you all to sample. New drinks, new styles and all on offer at great prices so why not pop down and see for yourself. Make a night of it and book a table in either Donalds Bistro or our 2AA Rosette Ducks Restaurant, Accommodation and our 8 seater mini bus are also all available so give us a call on 01875 870682

Whats New –
Strawberry BonBon – You know you want! oh you really do    £6.95
Fraise Liqueur, Butterscotch Liqueur, Vanilla Vodka, Lime
Lemon Fizz Martini – A taste explosion on your tongue         £7.95
Homemade Lemon Liqueur, Vodka, Prosecco, Sugar
Aberlady’s Brandy Alexander – Modern remake of a Christmas Classic £8.95
Cognac, Cacao Brun, Double Cream, Nutmeg
Fifi 75 – Not for the weak, Scottish remake of a French classic  £8.95
Tequilla, Cointreau, Egg White,Lemon, Prosecco

Ducks Selection –
Fuzzy Duck – Our in house signature Martini       £6.50
Gin, Cointreau, Advocaat
Ducks Royale – Classic mix of favorites                    £6.95
Chambord, Peach Liqueur, Prosecco
Inn Ducks Fashion – A fruity old fashioned           £8.95
Chambord, Glenkinchie, Bitters, Orange, Raspberries
Dirty Secret – Bartenders choice, the original signature  £6.95
Amaretto,Melon Liqueur,Cranberry Juice
Banoffie Martini – Pudding in a Martini                 £6.95
Vanilla Vodka,Banana Liqueur, Butterscotch Liqueur, Double Cream

Beer Cocktails –
Something Kinda mmmmmm – The name says it all    £7.50
Pale Ale, NB Gin, Elderflower Cordial, Apple Juice
Dark n Broken – Real Ale in Cocktails?? you must be wrong! £6.95
Real Ale, Coffee Liquer, Cacao Brun
East Lothian Honey – Pure sweetness created in East Lothian  £7.95
Glenkinchie, NB Gin,Thistly Cross Whisky Cider,Honey
Nut its Broke – A feminine view on Cask Ale              £6.95

Mocktails –
Strawberry + Kiwi Crush – Strawberry,Kiwi,Lemonade   £2.95
Passion by the Coast – Orange, Cranberry, Elderflower    £2.95
Orchard Mocktail – Apple, Elderflower, Lemonade       £2.95
Aberlady Sunrise – Orange, Pineapple, Grenadine       £2.95

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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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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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New Cocktail Menu at Ducks

17Jul

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Cocktails @ Ducks

The aim of the menu is to bring together traditional classics along with some of our own modern twists and creations. so for lovers of the vodka classics we have a cosmo and french martini to die for and gin lovers have local gin NB infused White Lady or Gin Sin and for those with more imagination why not come and try our Fuzzy Duck or even a Dirty Secret.

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Love-a-Duck
Hazelnut, strawberry, cranberry, vodka, lime
£5.50

Mojito
Bacardi, lime, mint, soda, garnish
£8.50

Whiskey Sour
Bourbon, lemon, garnish
£7.50

Disaronno Sour
Disaronno, lemon, bitters, garnish
£7.50

French Martini
Vodka, chambord, pineapple
£8.50

Cosmopolitan
Vodka, Cointreau, lime, cranberry, garnish
£8.50

Espresso Martini
Vodka, Kahlua, Espresso, garnish
£8.50

Margarita
Tequilla, lime, garnish
£7.50

Mint Julep
Whisky, mint, lime
£7.50

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Fuzzy Duck
Gin, cointreau, advocaat, lime,
£8.50

White Lady
Gin, cointreau, lemon
£8.50

Dirty Secret
Amaretto, Midori, Cranberry
£8.50

Strawberry & Kiwi Crush
Vodka, strawberry, kiwi
£7.50

Electric Blue
Gin, archers, blue bols, lemonade
£8.50

Mafia Martini
Rum, chambord, apple
£8.50

Banoffi Martini
Vanilla vodka, banana, butterscotch, cream, £8.50

G & Tea
Gin, lemon, cranberry, tea, raspberry
£7.50

Gin Smash
Gin, elderflower, lime, mint
£8.50

Watermelon & Rose Petal Martini
Vodka, watermelon, lime, garnish
£8.50

 

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Drinks

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Ducks Bellini
Fizz, archers, puree
£8.50

Pimms Original
glass £4.75 jug £17.75

Pimms Blackcurrant
glass £4.75 jug £17.75

Kir Royale
Fizz, chambord, garnish
£8.50

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Berry Fizz
Fizz, mixed berries, garnish
£8.50

Prosecco
glass £6.25 bottle £26

Prosecco Rose
glass £6.95 bottle £29.90

Champagne
£9.50

Champagne Rose
£9.50

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Eggs are used in the making of some cocktails

01875 870 682

kilspindie@ducks.co.uk

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Cocktail Menu Launch Event

16Jul

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The Ducks Team invite customers New & Old to come on down and sample our new and comprehensive Cocktail list, brought to you by our newly built cocktail team. As part of our launch night we will be offering the full new menu with every cocktail available at only £5 each. Mocktail’s (non alcoholic) will also be available so even the drivers can enjoy, we really do have something for everyone.

The evening would be an ideal way to celebrate a Birthday or simply a girly night out without costing a fortune.

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We have also teamed up with our amazing kitchen team to bring you complementary petit fours and other nibbles for those who book in advance just quote #cocktailevening.
Want to make an evening of it, why not also consider booking to dine with us in Donalds bistro?

For those who are new to ducks we are on the main bus route between Edinburgh and North Berwick as well as having our very own 8 seater bus or for those in smaller groups we can recommend many reliable taxi firms.

To book for this amazing night simply –
Call 01875 870 682
or
Email kilspindie@ducks.co.uk
and don’t forget to quote #cocktailnight

We look forward to seeing you all.

Cocktails will also be £5 on Wednesday and Thursday of that week, normal menu price otherwise stated.

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New Menu for Ducks!!!

16Jul

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Having only just arrived at Ducks it didn’t take me long to notice there was something missing from this amazing country almost quirky but boutique style hotel…amazing host, amazing layout, great facilities, very talented kitchen however Cocktails were very limited  and almost unheard off!!

However i quickly decided a revamp was required and soon set about reigniting the passion with talk of old style classics as well as adding my own modern twist to them and others. So with staff and management all on board with the concept the planning begun. Classics versus Modern is always a challenge i face at these times however basic principles need to be followed Who, Where and When??? Who will drink them, Where will they come from and when do they plan to come???

So firstly i considered the ultimate classics so Cosmopolitan, French Martini and Mojito instantly were scribbled at the top, other classics will be done upon request but my 3 page menu needs to be different to most so only the favorites made the print. Secondly you need a ‘signature’ something that symbolizes the venue..so the Fuzzy Duck was born out of an old Classic..a bit like Malcolm for those on 1st name terms with the hotel owner!!

For those following up my previous competition success the check out my version of the ‘Disaronno Sourz’ or my own creations ‘Dirty Secret’ and ‘Mafia Martini’ All in all i have plumped for a 25 drink selection for the 1st edition of Cocktails at Ducks so feel free to pop down and check out my delights and hopefully we can find 1 you love….keep following my personal blog as soon i will be telling off my future plans, cocktail evenings, local produce in my Cocktails as well as coming soon Cocktail Masterclasses with myself

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