Tag Archives: bitters
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
11 Dashes Happy 2021 readers! Let’s hope this is a better year for everyone and especially the beleaguered hospitality industry who have been particularly battered by 2020. Maybe after the festive season – or what passed for it this year … Continue reading
Bitters review – Bogart’s Bitters.
Bogart’s Bitters. The very first celebrity bartender in the very first cocktail book made much use of the enigmatic “Bogart’s bitters”. The legendary status of Jerry Thomas and The Bar-tenders Guide (1862) has made the acquisition of these bitters something … 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
Horse’s Neck. No classic cocktail is more intertwined with its garnish than the Horse’s Neck and its horse’s neck. What the heck? Well, confusingly the drink and the garnish share the same name. Thus a Horse’s Neck is both a … Continue reading
Black Manhattan + cocktail cherries.
Black Manhattan. A relative newcomer in Cocktailville, the Black Manhattan was created in 2008 by Todd Smith at Bourbon and Branch, San Francisco. A cocktail of quietly elegant simplicity it should be a breeze for any reasonably well stocked home … Continue reading
The Martini. Creation myths of the Martini are many and varied and we are unlikely to ever find out which of them are true. What we do know is that by the first years of the 20th century the Martini … Continue reading
The Japanese Cocktail + home-made orgeat.
The Japanese Cocktail. Appearing in the first ever cocktail book – Jerry Thomas’ Bartenders Guide (sic) of 1862 (#113, page 51) – the Japanese Cocktail is a curious drink. Although this hallowed tome contains almost 500 recipes only a handful are … Continue reading
Bitters: down the rabbit-hole?
Bitters. Look, we need to talk. It’s a difficult conversation I’ve been putting off for too long but I think we both know it’s time to get it out in the open. Yep, it’s time to talk about bitters. When … Continue reading
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