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Novara.

Novara. The Novara is a favourite cocktail of mine which appears in Jamie Boudreau’s Canon. Whilst the book, as is not uncommon in modern era cocktail cocktail books, has a plethora of complex and “crafty” recipes, the Novara is refreshingly … Continue reading

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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

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White Lady + Harry MacElhone + Harry’s New York Bar.

White Lady + Harry MacElhone + Harry’s New York Bar. Recently the Proof team (yeah, OK, there’s just me but it sounds cool) were in Paris and no serious cocktailista can visit Paris without a trip to Harry’s New York … Continue reading

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In search of the perfect Gin & Tonic.

In search of the perfect Gin & Tonic To find the perfect gin and tonic we need to start at the beginning. With history. Gin became a part of British culture in the 17th century via the Genever of the … Continue reading

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Flying Dutchman + orange gin.

Flying Dutchman + orange gin. Now it’s not very often that I come across a cocktail that was invented within walking distance of Proof HQ so when I saw this one in Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails a … Continue reading

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Good Evening Rosemary.

Good Evening Rosemary. A wonderful and yet simple Gin & Tonic variation the Good Evening Rosemary was invented in the summer of 2017 by my good friend and Gin & Tonic aficionado Sive* Cassidy at a villa somewhere in Galicia. … Continue reading

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Bin & Gitters.

Bin & Gitters. Despite its bizarre name the Bin & Gitters is a cracking drink both in its simplicity and its deliciousity. Apparently the drink first appears in Charles Baker’s 1951 The South American Gentleman’s Companion, Being an exotic drinking … Continue reading

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The Kessel Run + Szechuan tincture.

The Kessel Run + Szechuan tincture. We’ve covered a lot of ground here over the years but it seems to me we’ve not done enough Sci-Fi Tiki drinks. Yes, it really is a (sub)genre. My contribution to the canon is … Continue reading

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Hayman’s Royal Dock – gin review.

Hayman’s Royal Dock navy strength gin. Last time around we were talking about the Pink Gin which is a drink that (once fixed) demands a punchy gin to stand up to the powerful force of all those dashes of Angostura … Continue reading

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Gin Gin Mule

Conversion therapy.

Gin Gin Mule How many times have you heard a guest say,”I don’t like gin/rum/whisky”? These pre-existing dislikes are often based on bad experiences long ago with iffy examples of those spirits and should be seen as something of a … Continue reading

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