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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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Molly Picon + Amer Picon.

Molly Picon. I have to admit that I don’t know too much about this drink so let’s engage in a little detective work. I wrote this recipe down quite a while ago from something I read on one of those … Continue reading

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The Martini.

The Martini. Creation myths of the Martini are many and varied and we are unlikely to ever find out which of them are true. What we do know is that by the first years of the 20th century the Martini … Continue reading

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The Garnish. Part One + dehydrated citrus wheels

Garnish schmarnish. “So what’s all this garnishing nonsense,” you ask. Ahhh. I’ve been expecting and slightly dreading that question. You’re right of course, it’s something we need to talk about. Now first up I should point out that a) I’m … Continue reading

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The Sun King.

The Sun King. Cognac is a wonderful spirit that I don’t feel is getting used enough these days. Especially as in the early days of the cocktail cognac was the de rigueur mixing spirit. Let’s put things right with a … Continue reading

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The Sultan.

The Sultan. The avid cocktailien must keep his/her eyes peeled at all times. Case study: Recently I was in my local Turkish grocer picking up my kofta supplies and while waiting my turn my eyes wandered over the shelves packed … Continue reading

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Daisy Duke.

Daisy Duke. A daisy is a largely forgotten class of cocktail that is made by adding a little soda water to a sour style cocktail. Everyone loves a daisy but when I was twelve years old the Daisy I was … Continue reading

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Terrible Love.

Terrible Love. I recently created a drink named after a song by The National but it seems I’m not the only one to have done so. I was perusing my new copy of the Death & Co cocktail book* when I … Continue reading

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Satan’s Whiskers.

Satan’s Whiskers – straight, curled or twisted ? This curious drink goes back to at least 1930 when it showed up in the Savoy Cocktail Book written by Harry Craddock. As Harry simply compiled a gargantuan mountain of recipes without telling … Continue reading

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Nosferatu.

Nosferatu. I’m not usually one for Hallowe’en cocktails but I’ll make a exception just this once. My contribution to the genre is the Nosferatu which owes its inspiration to the dinner scene in the 1922 seminal horror classic of the … Continue reading

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