Method: Begin by chilling a martini glass. Then clap your hands together with the mint leaves to release the mint flavours. Shake the mint, Lanique, Hendrick’s Gin and lime with ice in a cocktail shaker, and strain into the chilled martini glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.
£8.50, Fuego. Available in-store at Fenwick Bracknell & Newcastle.
Method: Begin by chilling a martini glass. Mix equal parts of lemon juice and sugar syrup to make the sweet and sour syrup. On a plate, mix the zest of a lemon with some sugar. Rub a slice of lemon around the rim of the glass then dip it in the sugar and lemon zest mixture. Shake all the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
£7.50, Fuego. Available in store at Fenwick Bracknell & Newcastle.
Method: Muddle the cucumber and mint in a long glass. Add the spiced rum and Chase Elderflower Liqueur. Fill the glass with ice cubes, and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon, mint sprig and a straw.
£9, Fuego. Available in-store at Fenwick Bracknell & Newcastle.
Method: Muddle the strawberry in a large wine glass. Add the Elderflower liqueur, lemon slices and rosé cava. Add ice and top with soda water. Serve with a swizzle stick.
£9.50, Fuego. Available in-store at Fenwick Bracknell & Newcastle.
For the Guacamole:
For the Salad:
For the Dressing:
Method: To make the guacamole, mash together all ingredients but leave it quite coarse. It should taste creamy, spicy and a little sour from the lime juice. Quickly grill the squid in a very hot non-stick saute pan with a tiny amount of olive oil, tip onto a plate and season with a little lemon juice and salt. Combine the dressing ingredients and set aside. To make the salad, combine the lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, citrus segment, 2 tablespoons of the dressing and a little salt and dress carefully. Build the salad on each plate, place a spoonful of guacamole off-centre and pile the remaining elements around. Finish with more dressing and fresh coriander sprigs.
Available at The Salwater Fish Company, in the Food Hall at Fenwick Newcastle.