As Robert Vermeire says in his 1922 Cocktails: How to Mix Them, The Blackthorn is a very old cocktail, which is made in two different ways. The most popular
A splash of floral red curaçao, raspberry syrup and the merest touch of maraschino delicately flavour and slightly sweeten this spirit-forward brandy-based
Stir well and strain into an icy cold glass and this subtly flavoured whiskey cocktail is a delicious way to chase a good evening.
Despite the maraschino liqueur this Martini-style cocktail is dry and punchy.
I've tried this recipe with 2 to 3 dashes of Angostura and also orange bitters, but I prefer it with 2 dashes of both aromatic (Angostura) and orange bitters,
Light, fruity and very refreshing. A fruity alternative to a spritz.
Well-balanced bitter-sweetness dominated by vermouth (hence the name) with faint maraschino but perhaps the most important ingredient is the most hidden,
A short, sharp and very satisfying bracer to prequal a good meal, or indeed chase such a meal.
A modern twist on the classic Dr Martini inspired by a vintage bartender. In his 1882 New and Improved Bartender's Manual Harry Johnson's Martini Cocktail
Light, fresh and fruity. Perfect for a summer's afternoon.
Dry and challenging - rewarding for some.
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