Category Archives: Ingredients

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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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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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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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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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 Ottoman + Veld tulip vodka

The Ottoman – Veld tulip vodka Bit of a long story this one so if you’re just here for the recipe scrolly on down to the end. A little while ago I was put in touch with a couple of … Continue reading

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