Category Archives: Ingredients
Red Hook + Maraschino liqueur.
Red Hook. When it comes to easy wins in cocktaildom it doesn’t get much better than the Red Hook. This indisputable modern classic requires just three ingredients in simple proportions and needs no bitters or garnish. Nice. However the Red … Continue reading
Water Lily + Crème de Violette
Water Lily + Crème de Violette. While relatively new I think it’s fair to call the Water Lily a classic cocktail. Almost all agree that the drink was created in 2007 by Richie Boccato at Little Branch – one of … Continue reading
Pimm’s Cup Just recently we were talking about punches. And yeah, punches rock but something like a Fish House Punch takes a bit of organising and preperation. What if we want to make a nice summery drink for a small … Continue reading
Hotel Nacional Special + pineapple juice
So f***ing special. Hotel Nacional Special. Back in the Halcyon days before communism, when Cuba was America’s playground run by brutal puppet dictators and the mafia, the rich and famous liked to stay in Havana’s prestigious and historic* Hotel Nacional. … Continue reading
The Doctor + Swedish Punsch
The Doctor + Swedish Punsch There are a not insignificant number of older cocktail recipes that call for an ingredient called Swedish Punsch and that tend to bring the budding cocktailista to a shuddering halt. What is this exotic ingredient? … Continue reading
Panacea + Chartreuse Elixir Vegetal.
Panacea + Chartreuse Elixir Vegetal A coronavirus lockdown is just the thing to get some cocktail inspiration. My self-set brief was to come up with an (imaginary!) Covid-19 “cure” solely using ingredients with alleged curative powers. First up is Jamaican … Continue reading
10 Bottles / 10 Cocktails.
10 Bottles / 10 Cocktails. This cocktail malarky is all well and good, but how are you supposed to get started on your journey to mixin’ Nirvana? Excellent question dear reader. With ten green bottles*. Some pundits recommend one or … Continue reading
Making your own gin!
Golden Gin – make your own gin! Some say there was once a dude who turned water into wine. Neat trick but I think we can do better. Let’s get miraculous and turn some boring old vodka into gin! In … Continue reading
The Martinez + jenever.
The Martinez. The poor old Martinez is another old timer that doesn’t get enough love these days. Hailing from somewhere in mid 19th century America – our guess being Martinez, California – it was a fairly straight-shootin’ gin and Italian … Continue reading
Monky Business + Buckfast.
Monky Business. Monks seem to have a bit of a thing for making booze (Dom Perignon, Benedictine, Chartreuse, Averna, Trappist beer etc.) and it seemed to me that we should recognise their noble dedication with a cocktail in their honour. … Continue reading