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The Japanese Cocktail + home-made orgeat.

The Japanese Cocktail. Appearing in the first ever cocktail book – Jerry Thomas’ Bartenders Guide (sic) of 1862 (#113, page 51) – the Japanese Cocktail is a curious drink. Although this hallowed tome contains almost 500 recipes only a handful are … Continue reading

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Bitters: down the rabbit-hole?

Bitters. Look, we need to talk. It’s a difficult conversation I’ve been putting off for too long but I think we’re both know it’s time to get it out in the open. Yep, it’s time to talk about bitters. When … 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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Long Vodka > Angle Park

Long Vodka ⇒ Angle Park. About 250 years ago, when I was a young man growing up in Scotland, there was a popular drink called – somewhat unimaginatively – the Long Vodka. In those days your local pub could make … Continue reading

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Blackbeard’s Ghost.

Blackbeard’s Ghost. I was perusing the stats for this here blog the other day and it came to my attention that by far the most read article so far was my recipe for shelf stable falernum. Given this, it occurs … Continue reading

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The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned We’re going to carry on keeping things simple for a little bit longer. Today we look at the wonderfully spartan Old Fashioned, which may have a fair claim to being the first cocktail. Especially if we’re being very … Continue reading

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The Manhattan

The Manhattan Whiskey, vermouth, bitters. The Manhattan sounds simple. And it is. And it isn’t. You see everything depends on the whisky you use, which vermouth – and how much, and the same for the bitters. It’s a balancing act, a … Continue reading

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