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Cocktail enthusiasts, bars and bartenders around the world are invited to join the global buzz of Old Fashioned Cocktail Week, happening from 2nd to 11th
The 1990s was the decade when what has been dubbed “the cocktail renaissance” started and what some describe as “craft cocktails” became fashionable.
As the name (which incidentally is pronounced 'barolo kee-NOT-oh') suggests, Barolo Chinato is an aromatised wine is based on Barolo wine, the famous red
There’s no glossing over it, the 1980s were grim for cocktail culture. Bar owners opted for mechanical solutions to a bartending skills deficit. Rather
Cocktails are something of a luxury. You don’t just ping a cap and pour – they take a degree of time and skill to mix, so deserve a decent and appropriate
It seemed not so very long ago that, if asked to name an Australian spirit, an average drinker’s response would have extended only as far as Bundaberg
There's a saying that goes, to understand the present and face the future, one must know the past.
The cocktails we came across during July and liked enough to add to Difford’s Guide, plus those recipes we’ve revisited and updated.
Lemon is one of the most used cocktail ingredients, so it stands to reason that a liqueur flavoured with prized Italian Amalfi coast lemons should be part
Likened to a vodka & Red Bull for the discerning, the caffeine loaded Espresso Martini consists of generous shots of vodka and espresso with coffee liqueur
Perversely the hard-shake is not hard, it’s gentle; although this choreographed shake is hard to master. Invented by Japanese bartender, Kazuo Uyeda,
A Mai Tai is basically a Daiquiri based on aged rum with orange curaçao liqueur and orgeat syrup contributing to its flavour and sweetness. The Mai Tai
Stirring is the most basic way of mixing a cocktail. You might not give much thought to a technique used to stir a cup of tea or even a pot of paint, but
With its earthy herbaceous flavours, tequila makes for a both versatile and interesting cocktail base spirit. Traditionally mixed with orange (think triple
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