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gaz regan

Gary sadly died, aged 68, on 15th November 2019. Death is inevitable but comes earlier for some. Sadly, they seem to be the folk who are more talented,

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Kinahans The Kasc Project Blended Whiskey

The Kasc Project explores previously untried methods of aging whiskey in hybrid casks, in the case of batch #1 a blend of grain and malted barley matured

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La Cola Nostra

Adapted from a recipe created in 2018 by Don Lee, New York City, USA.

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Saturn

A Tiki influenced frozen gin sour with passion fruit and almond.

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Cuban Sarsaparilla

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Andrew Augustine Lugiman, Barong Bar; Fairmont, Jakarta.

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Nui Nui

Adapted from a 1930s recipe by Don Beach at his Don The Beachcomber, Restaurant.

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Rose hips

These small, striking, scarlet fruits introduce a unique sweet, fruity and deliciously tangy flavour, with warm butterscotch and vanilla notes, to autumnal

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Count Mast

A signature cocktail promoted by Jägermeister.

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Glee Club Cocktail

The Glee Club Cocktail first appeared in Tim Daly's 1903 Daly's Bartenders' Encyclopedia and comprised 2 dashes of orange bitters, 1 dash of yellow Chartreuse,

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Five Keys

A bourbon-laced, spirit-forward after-dinner digestive.

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Lemon Drop Crusta

This riff on a vodka sour, inspired by the hard candy sweet, may have earlier origins but rose from the popularity of the Lemon Drop Martini during the

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Persepolis

Adapted from a recipe created in 2018 by Sergio Leanza at Funkidory, Peckham, London, England. Sergio describes his drink as being a Middle Eastern version

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Drop By Drop

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Katalin Bene at Voodoo Reyes - Potions & Botanicals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Mean Fiddler

Adapted from a recipe created in 2015 by Jack McGarry at the Dead Rabbit, New York City, USA. Jack originally based this cocktail on Green Spot single

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Iron Negroni

Created March 2018 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

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Algonquin

One of several classic cocktails accredited to New York City's Algonquin Hotel in the 1930s. Its true origins are lost in time.

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Gin Spider Highball

As part of his long section on Highballs, in his 1948 The Fine Art Of Mixing Drinks David Embury notes, Gin and ginger ale, with a dash of Angostura, is

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Devil's Margarita

Due to a lack of orange liqueur, this is not strictly a Margarita. However, the red wine float fits the name and sipping the underlying 'margarita' through

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La Familia (by Ian Burrell)

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Ian Burrell, London, England.

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Greg Almeida

Greg Almeida, a leading light in the flat structure of Alex Kratena and Monica Berg’s Tayēr + Elementary, perhaps 2019’s most anticipated bar opening,

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Pisco Logía Ancholado

Produced entirely by hand at the vineyard, this ancholado pisco is a blend of Quebranta and Italia grape varieties.

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Combustible Edison

Adapted from a recipe by Robert Brother Cleve Toomey, a regarded bartender, DJ and musician. Brother Cleve was a member of the band Combustible Edison

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Cotillion

Adapted from a recipe in Lucius Beebe's 1946 The Stork Club Bar Book.

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Barbary Coast

A Prohibition-era cocktail (1920-1933) of unknown origin, the term Barbary Coast referred to a nine-block area was cantered around Pacific Street (now