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The Treacle.

The Treacle. We looked recently at The Bramble created by Dick Bradsell. This time we’ll explore a less well known drink of Dick’s called The Treacle. Now if you’re British you’ll need to be patient for a minute while I … Continue reading

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Powder Monkey + tea infused rum.

Powder Monkey + tea rum. In the days of sail it was quickly discovered that storing large quantities of gunpowder next to the guns on the upper decks of your warship was a bad idea (hint: ka-boom!). A much better … Continue reading

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Blending spirits + infinity bottles.

Starting an infinity bottle. When it comes to aged spirits – whiskey, rum and cognac – distillers usually mix the contents of a variety of the barrels in their warehouse to create their final product for bottling. The blenders art … Continue reading

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Queen’s Park Swizzle + swizzling.

Swizzling. Everyone knows you can shake a cocktail, stir a cocktail or blend a cocktail. But what did bartenders do before there were electric blenders? They swizzled. Swizzling is a great way to make a drink as well being a … 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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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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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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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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Tradewinds.

Tradewinds. The problem with lot of Tiki drinks is that they often need a bunch of weird and wonderful ingredients as well as exotic rums that the casual cocktailien might not be in possession of. The Tradewinds is a full-on … Continue reading

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The Hurricane.

The Hurricane. Since we’ve recently covered New Orleans’ other two famous cocktails, the Sazerac and the Vieux Carré, we should probably complete the trilogy. Especially since summer is almost upon us – for the Hurricane is a most illustrious warm weather drink. The Hurricane … Continue reading

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