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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
The Batida is a traditional Brazilian style of drink and 'Fresa' means strawberry in Spanish.
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
The history and other recipes for the Negroni cocktail can be found on our Negroni cocktail page.
Adapted from a recipe created at Nitecap in New York City, USA.
A detailed history of the Sours family of cocktails is available on our Sours cocktails page.
The story behind the French Martini.
Adapted from what was a popular drink on the menu of Jamie's Italian restaurant and bar chain. Spritz recipes and history
Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004.
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
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
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
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.
Strawberry Smoothie (Alcoholic)
Created in 2011 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
White Lady Cocktail
See our White Lady cocktail page for the history of this drink.
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
Our Spritz page contains information on the history of, and other recipes for, the Spritz family of cocktails.
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
For the full story behind the origins of the Collins and its many variations see our Collins page.
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
One of the best-known cocktails from the 1980s.
A popular cocktail in Jamaica where we discovered this cocktail in the 1990s.
Paloma is Spanish for 'dove'. It's origins are unknown although it is reputed to date back to the 1950s.
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
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
Created in February 2017 by yours truly at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
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',
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
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
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.
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
For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.
A superbly refreshing fruity drink, whatever the time of year.
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
Named after B-52 bombers in Vietnam.
Exactly as it says on the tin: a classic Daiquiri with a fruity splash of freshly squeezed orange juice.
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
Sweet and sour and turquoise blue.
A popular long drink in its native Chile.
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.
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
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
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
Calvados & Tonic
Crisp dry apple with delicate quinine tonic bitterness.
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
Apple Martini (simple)
Recipe by yours truly in 2004. Our Martini cocktail page details its evolution and other common variants.
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
Looks like a miniature pint of Guinness stout.