I was in Holland recently to visit the Nolet Distillery where Ketel One vodka is produced. But I was not alone: I was joined by a group comprising the
New Orleans is the spiritual home of the cocktail, and its history is intertwined with grand saloons, fine drinks and jazz. The Ramos Gin Fizz and the
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
The exact origins of the Mojito and its name are lost in the mists of time. Some trace it back to 1586 and a medicinal drink named after Sir Francis Drake.
The name 'Piña Colada' directly translates from Spanish as 'strained pineapple', a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice that
Charles Spence is the author of Gastrophysics: the New Science of Eating and a professor of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. He explains what
Somebody somewhere has attributed a day of the year to pretty much everything – for instance I’m writing this on Bikini Day (5th July) and I’m looking
A Mai Tai is basically a Daiquiri based on aged rum with orange curaçao liqueur and orgeat syrup contributing to its flavour and sweetness. The Mai Tai
Pineapples are luxuriant and tropical, their rich fruitiness balanced by an enlivening cutting acidity. Pineapple blends harmoniously with all spirits
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
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