Tag Archives: bourbon
New York Sour.
New York Sour. You know how it goes; you’ve had some friends over for dinner and at the end of the evening there’s a quarter of a bottle of red wine left over (yes, yes, but let’s just pretend that’s … Continue reading
Fake Empire. My favourite band – The National – release their new album Sleep Well Beast today and I thought I’d mark the occasion the only way I know how to: by creating a cocktail. I took my inspiration from … Continue reading
The Revolver + flamed orange peel.
The Revolver. Created by Joe Santer of Bourbon and Branch, the Revolver is a rather interesting drink. On paper it hardly looks revolutionary – just a coffee tweaked Old Fashioned. However made properly, the Revolver is a revelation. One of … Continue reading
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 blender’s art … Continue reading
The Gold Rush + A Proper Drink.
The Gold Rush. Sometimes you just want a simple cocktail devoid of fancy ingredients and techniques. Sometimes you want a cocktail that doesn’t have a complicated history or backstory. Sometimes you want a Gold Rush. Created by Milk & Honey … 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
The Whisky Sour + a miracle ingredient.
The Whisky Sour + a miracle ingredient. This is a nice simple drink for the whisky lover. It’s been around forever and is so standard it never even sees much discussion. Some may say a Whisky Sour is bourbon, lemon … Continue reading
The Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned. We’re going to carry on keeping things simple for a little bit longer. Today we look at the wonderfully spartan Old Fashioned, which may have a fair claim to being the first cocktail. Especially if we’re being very … Continue reading
The Paper Plane
The Paper Plane The Paper Plane is an excellent example of a drink of this wonderful Cocktail Renaissance (c. 2000 – present). Created by Sam Ross, protege of the late great Sasha Petraske (1973 – 2015), the Paper Plane is, in my … Continue reading