Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday in November when America sits down to an enormous turkey dinner, and perhaps a few cocktails to wash it down.
Punch is widely considered to be the earliest cocktail – the drink all other cocktails emanate from. A great punch is a fine balance between spirit,
The cocktails we came across during October and liked enough to add to Difford’s Guide, plus those recipes we’ve revisited and updated.
Consisting of a spirit or spirits (mostly rum), citrus, sugar, water and spice, punch was enjoyed by Charles Dickens, America’s founding fathers, pirates
Oleo-saccharum is Latin for ‘oil-sugar’ and is the name given to the syrup made by using sugar’s hygroscopic property to extract the fragrant natural
Inspired by Charles H Baker’s 1939 inspirational book, Bacardi Brown Forman Brands (BBFB) year-long UK tour of industry workshops and seminars celebrates
In 1947, an American journalist, Stanton Delaphane visited the bar at Ireland’s Shannon Airport where the bartender made him an Irish Coffee. Stan was
Likened to a vodka & Red Bull for the discerning, the caffeine loaded Espresso Martini consists of generous shots of vodka and espresso with coffee liqueur
Sometimes called a Gaelic Coffee and properly known by its Irish name ‘Caife Gaelach’, the Irish Coffee is traditionally served in a handled or stemmed
We caught up with Giovanni Graziadei who told us about a couple of his own signature cocktails using Hankey Bannister blended scotch whisky.
Summer is fading, leaves are starting to scatter the ground and the weather is turning noticeably chillier. It’s not yet time for full-on winter warmers,
There’s no glossing over it, the 1980s were grim for cocktail culture. Bar owners opted for mechanical solutions to a bartending skills deficit. Rather
The 1990s was the decade when what has been dubbed “the cocktail renaissance” started and what some describe as “craft cocktails” became fashionable.
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
Iconic cocktails mark every decade as much as charting songs, fashion and design. People remember, or think they remember what they were drinking and these
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