In its simplest and truest form, a Martini is a mix of gin and vermouth, perhaps with a dash or two of bitters, and garnished with an olive or a twist.
Some call them “Naked Martinis”, others “Direct Martinis”. They are also known as “Duke’s Martinis” after the bar in London’s St James
The Dry Martini, a blend of dry gin (or vodka) with a hint of dry vermouth and perhaps orange bitters is one of the quickest and simplest cocktails to
There is but one cocktail every bartender worth his salt must be able to make. It is neither complicated nor time consuming. It comes in a widely available
The development of cocktail culture and so, by default gin based cocktails, were much aided by three developments: artificial carbonation of water (1767),
Gin challenges even vodka for its cocktail versatility, and as the leading spirit in vintage cocktail books there are plenty of great gin based cocktails
They say you need to try Campari three times before you form an opinion; this Negroni Week I’m going to try it five times.
Adapted from a recipe created in 2012 by Kyle Damien at Palmer & Co., Sydney, Australia.
Citrus is the secret sauce in so many different cocktails. Yet, even at a time when syrups, bitters, shrubs and cordials are home-cooked with culinary
Two comments by Mr Highball himself, Jörg Meyer, “you can highball any cocktail”, and “a highball is a short drink made long” left me wanting
Spring has sprung – well at least it has here in the northern hemisphere. It’s time to dust off the lawn mower and rediscover the delights of floral
The bittersweet almond and vanilla flavour of amaretto mixes brilliantly with dark spirits – particularly whisk(e)y and aged tequila. This versatile
Named after the famous revolutionary general who helped liberate and reunify Italy, the Garibaldi appears on cocktail lists throughout Italy. This little
Sustainability is a massive trend in the drinks industry right now – and rightly so, given the volume of waste bars generate, and the greenhouse gas
To make our featured Del Maguey mezcal based cocktail... STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a chunk of block
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