Tag Archives: bourbon

10 Bottles / 10 Cocktails.

10 Bottles / 10 Cocktails. This cocktail malarky is all well and good, but how are you supposed to get started on your journey to mixin’ Nirvana? Excellent question dear reader. With ten green bottles*. Some pundits recommend one or … Continue reading

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Roadrunner.

Roadrunner. A wee while ago we made some coffee infused bourbon and it’s such a wonderful thing that it would be a shame not to use it in some more recipes. And in our last exciting episode we talked a … Continue reading

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Horse’s Neck.

Horse’s Neck. No classic cocktail is more intertwined with its garnish than the Horse’s Neck and its horse’s neck. What the heck? Well, confusingly the drink and the garnish share the same name. Thus a Horse’s Neck is both a … Continue reading

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Black Manhattan + cocktail cherries.

Black Manhattan. A relative newcomer in Cocktailville, the Black Manhattan was created in 2008 by Todd Smith at Bourbon and Branch, San Francisco. A cocktail of quietly elegant simplicity it should be a breeze for any reasonably well stocked home … Continue reading

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Dr Frankenstein.

Dr Frankenstein. We’ve been riffing on the the Dr Funk a lot recently but we need to be careful not to change it too much in case we create a monster. Hang on. I think I just had an idea… … Continue reading

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John the Revelator + coffee infused bourbon.

John the Revelator. I’ve recently become very fond of the combination of Suze and Amaro Montenegro. The marriage of the gentian bitterness of the Suze and the sweetness of the Montenegro play a great supporting role to quite a few … Continue reading

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Jim Beam rye & Old Grand-dad bourbon (double review).

Give it to me straight! Jim Beam rye & Old Grand-dad bourbon. Given our recent look at the Boulevardier and rye whisky it might be a good time to look at a couple of entry level whiskies with a bit … Continue reading

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New York Sour.

New York Sour. You know how it goes; you’ve had some friends over for dinner and at the end of the evening there’s a quarter of a bottle of red wine left over (yes, yes, but let’s just pretend that’s … Continue reading

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Fake Empire.

Fake Empire. My favourite band – The National – release their new album Sleep Well Beast today and I thought I’d mark the occasion the only way I know how to: by creating a cocktail. I took my inspiration from … Continue reading

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The Revolver + flamed orange peel.

The Revolver. Created by Joe Santer of Bourbon and Branch, the Revolver is a rather interesting drink. On paper it hardly looks revolutionary – just a coffee tweaked Old Fashioned. However made properly, the Revolver is a revelation. One of … Continue reading

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