Cocktails & mixed drinks
Drink trends predicted
2019 was the year of gin, Porn Star Martinis, Espresso Martinis and overpriced soft drinks masquerading as spirits, but what trends will emerge or grow
Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song)
Adapted from a recipe created by Alex Kratena, London, England. Alex's original recipe calls for Del Maguey Chichicapa mezcal.
Dunkel & Stürmig
Created by Dirk Hany at Bar am Wasser, Zurich, Switzerland.
Cocktails are indulgent treats so it's fitting to garnish one treat with another. And whether they be candy, sweeties, confectionery, chews or chocolate
Deliciously silky, the Snowball cocktail was huge in the 1970s and is now enjoying a well-deserved renaissance. This champagne enhanced recipe is by yours
Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Ian Burrell, London, England.
Adapted from a 2015 recipe created by Aisha Sharpe, New York City, USA. For non-USA readers, a Tootsie Roll is chocolate-flavoured caramel candy that's
Adapted from a recipe created by Phil Ward at Mayahuel, New York City, USA.
Grapefruit Drop Crusta
Created in October 2019 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Clocktower, Rye, Sussex, England.
Tears of Jungle Bird
Adapted from a recipe by David Hans at Three X Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. David's original recipe calls for 10ml Giffard Caribbean Pineapple liqueur and
Bartenders' guide to foraging: Flowering quince
Not many know that the hard, yellow fruits of the flowering quince, a popular garden shrub, make a fragrant ingredient. This edible ornamental brings an
Black Corn & Oil
Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Uwe Christiansen at Heart of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany.
La Cola Nostra
Adapted from a recipe created in 2018 by Don Lee, New York City, USA.
A Tiki influenced frozen gin sour with passion fruit and almond.
Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Andrew Augustine Lugiman, Barong Bar; Fairmont, Jakarta.
Adapted from a 1930s recipe by Don Beach at his Don The Beachcomber, Restaurant.
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
A signature cocktail promoted by Jägermeister.
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,
A bourbon-laced, spirit-forward after-dinner digestive.