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Porn Star Martini

Adapted from a drink created in 2002 by Douglas Ankrah at The Townhouse bar in Knightsbridge, London. Douglas also founded London's LAB bar which is also

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Fresa Batida

The Batida is a traditional Brazilian style of drink and 'Fresa' means strawberry in Spanish.

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Espresso Martini

Created by the legendary Dick Bradsell in 1983, you can read the full story behind this popular cocktail, much of it in Dick's own words, on our Espresso

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Negroni Cocktail

The history and other recipes for the Negroni cocktail can be found on our Negroni cocktail page.

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All In

Adapted from a recipe created at Nitecap in New York City, USA.

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Amaretto Sour

A detailed history of the Sours family of cocktails is available on our Sours cocktails page.

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French Martini

The story behind the French Martini.

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Lemonade Spritz

Adapted from what was a popular drink on the menu of Jamie's Italian restaurant and bar chain. Spritz recipes and history

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Apple Daiquiri

Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004.

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Gin Basil Smash

Created in the summer of 2008 by Jörg Meyer at Le Lion • Bar de Paris, Hamburg, Germany and originally named Gin Pesto. Jörg blogged about his new

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Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail

This infamous drink reached the height of its popularity in the early 1980s. Of the many stories surrounding its origin, perhaps the most credible attributes

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Rabo-de-Galo

One of the best-known drinks in Brazil, rabo-de-galo literally translates from Brazilian Portuguese as rooster tail or 'cock tail'. In Brazil a cocktail

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Cantaritos

Commonly made in bars, cafés and even roadside stalls of Jalisco, Mexico. The simple Cantaritos clay pot is often used as a disposable take away container.

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Strawberry Smoothie (Alcoholic)

Created in 2011 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

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White Lady Cocktail

See our White Lady cocktail page for the history of this drink.

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Takumi's Aviation

Takumi Watanabe first presented his version of the classic Aviation at the 2010 global final of World Class in Athens, Greece. Representing Japan, he was

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Aperol Spritz

Our Spritz page contains information on the history of, and other recipes for, the Spritz family of cocktails.

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Espresso Martini (simple 3 equal parts recipe)

This simplified version of Dick Bradsell's Espresso Martini (or Vodka Espresso) is preferred to the original recipe by some due to its simple equal parts

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John Collins

For the full story behind the origins of the Collins and its many variations see our Collins page.

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Bramble

Created in the mid-80s by Dick Bradsell at Fred's Club, Soho, London, England. In 2001 and again in 2015, Dick wrote about how he came to create this

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Screaming Orgasm

One of the best-known cocktails from the 1980s.

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Dirty Banana

A popular cocktail in Jamaica where we discovered this cocktail in the 1990s.

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Paloma

Paloma is Spanish for 'dove'. It's origins are unknown although it is reputed to date back to the 1950s.

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Montreal Cocktail (official city cocktail)

Collaboratively created in summer 2017 by fifteen Montreal bartenders, with the hope to not only inspire the people of our great city, but those of other

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Mai Tai (Trader Vic's) Cocktail

In 1934, Victor Jules Bergeron, or Trader Vic as he became known, opened his first restaurant in Oakland, San Francisco. He served Polynesian food with

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Cadáver Reviver

Created in February 2017 by yours truly at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

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Vieux Carré Cocktail

Created in 1938 by Walter Bergeron, the then head bartender at what is now the Carousel bar at the Monteleone Hotel, New Orleans, USA. Pronounced 'Voo-Ka-Ray',

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Charlie Chaplin Cocktail

Created and originally served at New York's old Waldorf-Astoria prior to 1920. This recipe is adapted from Albert Stevens Crockett's 1935 The Old Waldorf-Astoria

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Maiden's Blush No.2

Adapted from a recipe in Louis Fouquet's 1896 Bariana: Recueil de toutes boissons americains et anglaises (Bariana: Compendium of all American and English

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Corpse Reviver No.2 (Savoy Recipe)

Adapted from 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book where Harry Craddock says of this drink, Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again.

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Daiquiri No.1 Natural (Embury's 8:2:1 formula)

According to David A. Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks the classic proportions of a daiquiri are: 8 parts (2 shots) white label Cuban rum, 2

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Blueberry Caipirinha

For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.

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November Seabreeze

A superbly refreshing fruity drink, whatever the time of year.

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Gin Sour

This 4:2:8 formula is a tad sourer than the classic sour proportions of 3:4:8: three-quarter part of the sour ingredient (lemon juice), one part of the

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B-52 Shot

Named after B-52 bombers in Vietnam.

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Orange Daiquiri

Exactly as it says on the tin: a classic Daiquiri with a fruity splash of freshly squeezed orange juice.

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Paper Plane

A riff on the classic Last Word created in 2007 by Sam Ross at The Violet Hour, Chicago, USA. He first made this drink with Amaro Nonino Quintessentia

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Blue Passion

Sweet and sour and turquoise blue.

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Piscola

A popular long drink in its native Chile.

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Negroni Bianco

The creation of this cocktail was inspired by Wayne Collins' White Negroni and made possible by the launch of Luxardo Bitter Bianco liqueur in 2016.

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Tequila Sunrise

Created in 1969 by Bobby Robert Lozoff, when a rookie 22 year-old bartender working at the Trident in Sausalito, California, USA. The Trident, known for

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Ocean Cable

This cocktail originally appears in William Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book where its creation is attributed to one A. G. Scott. We've respected

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Tommy's Margarita

Created in circa 1987/88 by Julio Bermejo and named after his family's Mexican restaurant and bar in San Francisco, the self-proclaimed premier tequila

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Calvados & Tonic

Crisp dry apple with delicate quinine tonic bitterness.

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Zombie

Created by Don Beach in 1934 at Don the Beachcomber's in Hollywood, USA. This recipe is adapted from one published in Jeff Berry's Sippin' Safari which

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Apple Martini (simple)

Recipe by yours truly in 2004. Our Martini cocktail page details its evolution and other common variants.

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Vive l'apéritif

Adapted from a signature serve promoted by Lillet Blanc as “Lillet Vive”. In French, the word Vive means live or long life, so Lillet Vive means Lillet

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Baby Guinness

Looks like a miniature pint of Guinness stout.