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(Stripped Down) Porn Star Martini.

(Stripped Down) Porn Star Martini. The cocktail classicist can become prone to an arrogant disdain for certain modern populist concoctions and being myself guilty of exactly such a weakness I decided it time to engage in some constructive catharsis around … Continue reading

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The Sun Stone + Chipotle infused tequila.

The Sun Stone + chipotle infused tequila. There are relatively few tequila cocktails compared to those based on other spirits and I was thinking about why this is. Maybe because it’s hard to improve on something like a good Tommy’s … Continue reading

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Hotel Nacional Special + pineapple juice

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. And the Hotel … Continue reading

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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

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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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Mexican “Firing Squad” Special.

Mexican “Firing Squad” Special. While the “Firing Squad” might sound like some modern student bravado shooter it’s really something much older and wiser. Charles H Baker’s 1939 The Gentleman’s Companion: Being an Exotic Drinking Book or Around the World with … Continue reading

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Trenchtown Grog.

Trenchtown Grog. There is no cocktail that I enjoy tinkering with more than the Navy Grog (well, maybe the Negroni) and given that there are three different rums as well as bitters and the sweet component the combinations are close to … Continue reading

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Molokai Mule.

Molokai Mule. While not one of the most well known tiki drinks the Molokai Mule is a firm house favourite. Created in the 1960s for Steve Crane’s chain of luxury Kon-Tiki restaurants the Molokai Mule is neither from the Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Zombie.

Zombie. I’ve been putting this one off for too long. Not because there’s anything wrong with the Zombie – in fact it is one of my favourite cocktails – but because it’s a complex drink with a complex story. The … Continue reading

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NeGrogni.

The NeGrogni. This hybrid of the Negroni and the Navy Grog might sound like an abomination but please reserve you judgement until you’ve tried it. Besides, you trust me, don’t you? I was about to make myself a pre-prandial cocktail … Continue reading

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