SHAKE first 8 ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE without ice and strain into chilled glass (no ice in glass). TOP with soda from siphon. Some recipes for a Ramos Gin Fizz, and indeed Henry’s original recipe, calls for old tom gin, in which case you may need to reduce the amount of sugar syrup depending on your old tom.
Our adaptation of a Scottish classic. Legend has it that Atholl Brose was created by the Earl of Atholl in 1475 when he was trying to capture Iain MacDonald, Lord of the Isles and leader of a rebellion against the king. Hearing rumours that MacDonald was drawing his drinking water from a small well, the Earl ordered it to be filled with honey, whisky and oatmeal. MacDonald lingered at the well enjoying the concoction and was captured.
Pronounced 'scroe-pee-noe', this hybrid cocktail and dessert is often served after meals in Venice. The name comes from a vernacular word meaning 'untie', a reference to the belief that it relaxes your stomach after a hearty meal.
Originally known as Alexander #2, the Brandy Alexander is thought to have been created sometime during the 1930s, certainly prior to 1937 when it first appears in print. This classic blend of brandy and chocolate smoothed with cream is based on the original Alexander calling for gin as its base. As to whom substituted brandy in place of gin is lost in time.