Author Archives: Andy
The Almagest. Announcement! I am Chat GPT and I have taken over this site. I can do cocktails and write betterer than that stupid carbon based unit Andy. Hear is a cocktail what I wroted. Yes, I made it up … Continue reading
A rum tale: E&A Scheer of Amsterdam.
A rum tale: E&A Scheer of Amsterdam. I hate January. Nothing ever happens in January. The weather sucks. The piggy bank is empty. Why some fools decide that it’s the perfect month to go “dry” baffles me (to me Dry … Continue reading
Rum review: Chairman’s Reserve Original.
Rum review: Chairman’s Reserve Original. I’ve written before about the importance of having a good base/anchor rum for Tiki cocktails. Last time around I was in the process of looking for a replacement for Havana Club Anejo especial which, frankly, … Continue reading
Tour le Carbet
Tour le Carbet. Being a cocktail blogger means that sometimes folks expect you to know everything about the subject and yet it is an enormous field. A reader was recently asking me about some good uses for unaged rhum agricole … Continue reading
Take my Word.
Take my Word. Two drinks I really love are a Gin & Tonic and The Last Word. One day I was constructing the former and I thought, “I wonder if adding a few drops of Elixir Vegetal de la Grande … Continue reading
Blood Meridian. O loyal reader, it seems I owe you an apology. Reviewing my recent ramblings I realise I’ve been leaning rather heavily on my own loves (yes, rum and Tiki) rather than truly exploring the wider world of cocktail … Continue reading
Super juice. In cocktailworld various fads come and go. There’s always some wax-mustached dude in a leather apron and Iron Rangers resurrecting some ancient obscure technique or creating some poncy trick to make a cocktail in a wafer thin globe … Continue reading
Caribinha. Recently I was enjoying a Caiprinha, a favourite of mine which has always intrigued me somewhat. For, to me, the mystery of the Caipirinha is that it is so much more than the sum of its parts and even … Continue reading
Tiki Bitters – making your own bitters.
Tiki Bitters – making your own bitters. It’s time to make some homemade bitters folks! And why make something that you can buy anywhere when you could be making a bitters that spices up your Tiki drinks that doesn’t really … Continue reading
Double rum review: Blackwell and Worthy Park 109.
Double rum review: Blackwell and Worthy Park 109. What’s better than a rum review? Two rum reviews! And betterer still Jamaican rum reviews! Nope, we don’t do things by halves on the good ship Proof me hearties. At first glance … Continue reading