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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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Apprentice + internet recipe hunting.

Internet recipe hunting. We’ve got it easy these days. The internet gives us access to an enormous array of cocktail recipes – and of course I’m pleased to play some small part in that. But the downside of this ocean … Continue reading

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The Last Mariachi + mezcal.

The Last Mariachi. Here’s the thing: I’ve recently developed a bit of a mezcal habit. For a long time I thought, like many of us, that mezcal was a cheap and somewhat dodgy version of tequila. And it often was. … Continue reading

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The 1015 + “the best bitters in the world*”.

The 1015. You’ll have to indulge me on this one if you’re not from the good ole Netherlands as all the ingredients in this drink hail from Amsterdam and are, at this time of writing, spectacularly unavailable beyond the Dutch … Continue reading

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The Paloma / Faith + tequila

The Paloma / Faith + tequlia. Before we get started, a quick point of order. I’ve had a few readers ask why I publish my recipes in such arcane units as US ounces despite being a European. My reasoning is … 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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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 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 #3 – Sixteen Rum.

Sixteen Rum. In this third and final quickfire low alcohol series we stick with the Italian theme. Italian food and drink culture is big on flavour yet they still have a pretty healthy relationship with alcohol. That’s why the desire … Continue reading

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