Tag Archives: Punt e Mes

Red Star + star anise infused Campari.

Red Star. Being aware that some of you good readers might not be in possession (yet) of exotic amari and fancy liqueurs called for in many aromatic stirred cocktails I came up with this simple yet satisfying concoction for the … Continue reading

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Zapoteca

Zapoteca. One of my favourite versions of the Negroni is the unimaginatively named Mezcal Negroni which simply replaces gin with a good quality mezcal. But what if we double down on the substitutions in a quest for something that is … Continue reading

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Blood and Sand.

Blood and Sand. There is perhaps no other member of the classic cocktail canon that gets as much hate as the Blood and Sand. And not entirely because of its unappealing name and muddy colour. People say it just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Wild Mountain Thyme.

Wild Mountain Thyme. Named after a traditional Scottish song this drink was an attempt to get three of my most beloved ingredients – Blackwood’s gin, Amaro Montenegro and Punt e Mes – to play nice together. I’ve been kicking this … 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 Black Watch.

The Black Watch. Since it’s St Andrew’s day – Scotland’s national day – I thought I might post something appropriate. Named after a Scottish military unit, The Black Watch is a variation of my own Lord Lucan. I changed the … Continue reading

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Americano / Milano-Torino.

Americano / Milano-Torino. Not to be confused with the warm drink (a perfectly good espresso completely ruined by the addition of hot water*), the Americano is a mixed drink that has a difficult time of things. Like its namesake it’s … Continue reading

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Goodnight Vienna.

Goodnight Vienna. Does there always have to be a story? Nah. Here’s a tasty cocktail that I named Goodnight Vienna. It’s a sort of stirred sister to the Solipsist. End of. Goodnight Vienna. 1.25oz / 37.5ml mezcal (of good quality … 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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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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