Author Archives: Andy

Spellbinder.

Spellbinder. Since we’ve gone and bought that delicious Zwack Unicum for making Robert Capas we’d better find something else to do with it. Luckily a mere teaspoon or two of this mixer’s elixir has a transformative effect in jazzing up … Continue reading

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Molokai Mule.

Molokai Mule. While not one of the most well known tiki drinks the Molokai Mule is a firm house favourite. Created in the 1960s for Steve Crane’s chain of luxury Kon-Tiki restaurants the Molokai Mule is neither from the Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Making your own gin!

Golden Gin – make your own gin! Some say there was once a dude who turned water into wine. Neat trick but I think we can do better. Let’s get miraculous and turn some boring old vodka into gin! In … Continue reading

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Debbie, Don’t.

Debbie, Don’t. Created by Zachary Gelnaw-Rubin, former protege of the late cocktail legend Sasha Petraske the Debbie, Don’t had always put me off with its kinda dumb name. Supposedly it has some connection to a ghost which haunts the toilets … Continue reading

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Rum Review: Coruba NPU & Coruba 7 year old.

Rum Review: Coruba NPU and Coruba 7 year old. There’s a particular flavour present in some (but by no means all) Jamaican rum that is completely almost unique in the rum world. Often described as “funk” or sometimes “hogo” or “dunder” … Continue reading

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Zombie.

Zombie. I’ve been putting this one off for too long. Not because there’s anything wrong with the Zombie – in fact it is one of my favourite cocktails – but because it’s a complex drink with a complex story. The … Continue reading

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NeGrogni.

The NeGrogni. This hybrid of the Negroni and the Navy Grog might sound like an abomination but please reserve you judgement until you’ve tried it. Besides, you trust me, don’t you? I was about to make myself a pre-prandial cocktail … Continue reading

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The Martinez + jenever.

The Martinez. The poor old Martinez is another old timer that doesn’t get enough love these days. Hailing from somewhere in mid 19th century America – our guess being Martinez, California – it was a fairly straight-shootin’ gin and Italian … Continue reading

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Black Sakura.

Black Sakura. It’s the time of the year when the Japanese go nuts for cherry blossom (aka sakura). And as it happens I’ve been going nuts trying to add one or two sake based cocktails to my repertoire. The problem: … Continue reading

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Monky Business + Buckfast.

Monky Business. Monks seem to have a bit of a thing for making booze (Dom Perignon, Benedictine, Chartreuse, Averna, Trappist beer etc.) and it seemed to me that we should recognise their noble dedication with a cocktail in their honour. … Continue reading

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