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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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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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The Bramble.

The Bramble. One of a tiny number of classic drinks to come out of The Dark Ages, the Bramble was created in the mid 1980s by legendary British bartender Dick Bradsell. Sadly we lost Dick to cancer last year but … Continue reading

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The Claymore.

The Claymore. I’m a big fan of Glayva – a Scottish whisky based liqueur with hints of spice, honey and tangerine. Sounds a bit Tiki to me. Should we do some Tiki magic? I thought so. Glayva is strong enough … Continue reading

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The Sidecar.

The Sidecar. Here’s a cocktail with a solid 100 years on the clock. Created in Paris (probably at the Ritz Hotel) during the first world war, legend has it that it was the tipple of choice of an army officer … Continue reading

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The Gold Rush + A Proper Drink.

The Gold Rush. Sometimes you just want a simple cocktail devoid of fancy ingredients and techniques. Sometimes you want a cocktail that doesn’t have a complicated history or backstory. Sometimes you want a Gold Rush. Created by Milk & Honey … Continue reading

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The Aviation.

The Aviation – one name, two drinks. The Aviation is a cocktail that is very close to my heart. I shook up my first one in 1998 in the dying days of The Dark Ages and I’ve made more of … Continue reading

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Reduced alcohol drinks #2 – The Galileo.

Inventing Galileo. Part one of our reduced alcohol cocktail series was a simple substitution exercise so I think we need to dig a bit deeper and come up with a genuinely original low proof drink. I’d like to create something … 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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