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El Diablo.

El Diablo. One might be forgiven for thinking that all classic Tiki drinks are rum drinks. The truth is that up to 5% of them use *gasp* other spirits. But this one is truly an outlier among outliers – you … Continue reading

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The Last Word.

The Last Word – Bartenders talk about this drink in hushed reverential tones for it is truly a masterpiece of liquid engineering. Probably originating from the Detroit Athletics Club around a century ago, The Last Word is an unlikely sounding … Continue reading

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The Caipirinha + muddling.

The Caipirinha – When it’s hot, muggy and energy is hard to muster, there’s nothing quite like a Caipirinha to pick us up. No wonder then that it’s the national drink of Brazil. The base spirit of the Caipirinha (which … Continue reading

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Reduced alcohol drinks #1 – Toy Scooper.

Low booze booze. It’s hard work being a cocktail blogger. A lot of experimentation and fine tuning is involved and while a true professional would cast his failures down the drain my inner Scotsman seems to deny me this option. … Continue reading

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Southside + double straining

  Southside + double straining. The Southside, like the Daiquiri and the Gimlet, is an exercise in balance between lime and sugar but with an added element – mint. Yes, it’s a simple affair but a delicious one as well … 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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Corn ‘n’ Oil + the jam jar shake.

Corn ‘n’ Oil. The Corn ‘n’ Oil has a bit of an image problem. It just doesn’t sound that appealing. It doesn’t even look that appealing. If there was ever a lesson in not judging a book by its cover … 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 Gimlet

The Gimlet Let’s make something simple. You’ve got gin, right? If not we’re really wasting each others’ time here and I suggest you leave. Sugar? Thought so. You can get you hands on a lime, right? Excellent – there can be … Continue reading

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Navy Grog

Navy Grog It’s about time we got back to Tiki and what better way to get there than with a Navy Grog. The Grog has a fair number of variations but, in my option, to call it a Navy Grog it … Continue reading

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