Monthly Archives: May 2017

Corpse Reviver #2 + Lillet Blanc.

Corpse Reviver #2. Corpse Revivers were, once upon a time, a range of quite varied drinks that were hailed as hangover cures. Hence the name. As such most were pretty foul but one of them was really quite delicious – … Continue reading

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Corn ‘n’ Oil + the jam jar shake.

Corn ‘n’ Oil. The Corn ‘n’ Oil has a bit of an image problem. It just doesn’t sound that appealing. It doesn’t even look that appealing. If there was ever a lesson in not judging a book by its cover … Continue reading

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The Whisky Sour + a miracle ingredient.

The Whisky Sour + a miracle ingredient. This is a nice simple drink for the whisky lover. It’s been around forever and is so standard it never even sees much discussion. Some may say a Whisky sour is bourbon, lemon … Continue reading

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Tradewinds.

Tradewinds. The problem with lot of Tiki drinks is that they often need a bunch of weird and wonderful ingredients as well as exotic rums that the casual cocktailien might not be in possession of. The Tradewinds is a full-on … Continue reading

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Green ginger wine – 3 recipes.

Green ginger wine recipes. Inspired by a question on Reddit we’re going to take look at an interesting ingredient – green ginger wine. It’s usually considered a crusty old kind of drink that, at least in my younger days in Scotland, … Continue reading

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The Hurricane.

The Hurricane. Since we’ve recently covered New Orleans’ other two famous cocktails, the Sazerac and the Vieux Carré, we should probably complete the trilogy. Especially since summer is almost upon us – for the Hurricane is a most illustrious warm weather drink. The Hurricane … Continue reading

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Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré. By popular request we’ll be looking at the Vieux Carré cocktail today. While another famous New Orleans cocktail that we looked at recently, the Sazerac, forces us to choose between Cognac or rye the Vieux Carré solves our … Continue reading

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The Clear Ice Problem – a solution.

On clear ice. You will have noticed that many of my recipes have been calling for “a big block of clear ice” and no doubt you’ve been wondering exactly where such a thing is supposed to come from. My bad. … Continue reading

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The Sazerac

The Sazerac Apologies for the lack of posts in the last couple of weeks. I was hard at work on my cocktail fact finding mission to the Caribbean and Florida (henceforth: CFFM2CF) to ascertain the state of the tropical cocktail in … Continue reading

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