Monthly Archives: July 2017

Apprentice + internet recipe hunting.

Internet recipe hunting. We’ve got it easy these days. The internet gives us access to an enormous array of cocktail recipes – and of course I’m pleased to play some small part in that. But the downside of this ocean … Continue reading

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The Last Mariachi + mezcal.

The Last Mariachi. Here’s the thing: I’ve recently developed a bit of a mezcal habit. For a long time I thought, like many of us, that mezcal was a cheap and somewhat dodgy version of tequila. And it often was. … Continue reading

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The 1015 + “the best bitters in the world*”.

The 1015. You’ll have to indulge me on this one if you’re not from the good ole Netherlands as all the ingredients in this drink hail from Amsterdam and are, at this time of writing, spectacularly unavailable beyond the Dutch … Continue reading

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El Diablo.

El Diablo. One might be forgiven for thinking that all classic Tiki drinks are rum drinks. The truth is that up to 5% of them use *gasp* other spirits. But this one is truly an outlier among outliers – you … Continue reading

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The Paloma / Faith + tequila

The Paloma / Faith + tequlia. Before we get started, a quick point of order. I’ve had a few readers ask why I publish my recipes in such arcane units as US ounces despite being a European. My reasoning is … Continue reading

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The Last Word.

The Last Word – Bartenders talk about this drink in hushed reverential tones for it is truly a masterpiece of liquid engineering. Probably originating from the Detroit Athletics Club around a century ago, The Last Word is an unlikely sounding … Continue reading

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The Caipirinha + muddling.

The Caipirinha – When it’s hot, muggy and energy is hard to muster, there’s nothing quite like a Caipirinha to pick us up. No wonder then that it’s the national drink of Brazil. The base spirit of the Caipirinha (which … Continue reading

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Moral Turpitude.

Moral Turpitude – a drink with an attitude problem. Since we’re over all that reduced alcohol nonsense (honestly I really don’t know what came over me there) and since we’ve been discussing aviation, I think we need to have a … Continue reading

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