Adapted from a drink created in 2002 by Douglas Ankrah at The Townhouse bar in Knightsbridge, London. Douglas also founded London’s LAB bar which is
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into the same shaker to remove the ice. SHAKE again without ice (dry shake) and then strain into chilled
The Batida is a traditional Brazilian style of drink and 'Fresa' means strawberry in Portuguese, the official language of Brazil.
Adapted from a 2005 recipe by Sam Ross at Milk & Honey, New York City, USA. Sam’s original recipe calls for ¾ oz honey-ginger syrup in place of ginger
Created by the legendary Dick Bradsell in 1983, you can read the full story behind this popular cocktail, much of it in Dick's own words, on our Espresso
Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004.
A dodgy drink from the 1980s.
DRY SHAKE (without ice) all ingredients to emulsify. Add ice, SHAKE again and strain into ice-filled glass.
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.
A cocktail commonly made in bars, cafés and even road side stalls of Jalisco, Mexico. The simple 'cantaritos' clay pot is often used as a disposable take
Some attribute the creation of this drink to Roosevelt: the 32nd president was a keen home bartender, although his cocktails were reportedly 'horrendous'
Created in the summer of 2008 by Jörg Meyer at Le Lion • Bar de Paris, Hamburg, Germany and originally named Gin Pesto. Jörg blogged about his new
This recipe bears little similarity to the notorious Hand Grenade served by the three Tropical Isle Bars and the Funky Pirate bar in New Orleans, USA.
Created in the mid-80s by Dick Bradsell at Fred's Club, Soho, London, England. In 2001 Dick wrote the following for us about his creation: “The best
Thought to have originated in Britain in the late 1940s or early 1950s, reaching its peak of popularity in the 1970s.
STIR first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. FLOAT sloe gin on surface so it bleeds into drink. Finish with Galliano FLOAT.
One of the best-known drinks in Brazil, rabo-de-galo literally translates from Brazilian Portuguese as rooster tail or ‘cock tail’. In Brazil a cocktail
Adapted from 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book where Harry Craddock says of this drink, Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again.
Thought to have been created circa 1949 by Gustav Tops, a hotel bartender in Brussels. Set against the start of the Cold War, the drink is said to have
POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and STIR.
POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and lightly stir.
Created in February 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
A popular and classic way of serving tequila in Mexico. Bandera is Spanish for flag and the Bandera de México is or course green, white and red, hence
Created in 1938 by Walter Bergeron, the then head bartender at what is now the Carousel bar at the Monteleone Hotel, New Orleans, USA. Pronounced 'Voo-Ka-Ray',
A mid-19th century classic.
SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda.
SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda, gently stir and serve with straws.
A popular cocktail in Jamaica.
Paloma is Spanish for 'dove' and this well-known cocktail in Mexico was created by the legendary Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner/bartender of La Capilla
Ice glass and set to one side. Separately, in another glass stir other ingredients with ice. Discard ice in the now chilled set aside glass and rinse with
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
A popular long drink in its native Chile.
From the Soggy Dollar bar on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. The bar's name is logical, as most of the clientele are sailors
Created in 2009 by Giuseppe Gonzalez, at Clover Club Bar, Brooklyn, USA and inspired by the competition-wining Trinidad Especial by Valentino Bolognese.
This infamous drink reached the height of its popularity in the early 1980s. Of the many stories surrounding its origin, perhaps the most credible attributes
1. Cut lime in half (from pole to pole) and slice on half into 3-4mm thick half-moon shaped segments and drop into the base of a robust rocks glass. 2.
Adapted from a drink created in the early 1990s by Dale DeGroff at the Rainbow Room, New York City, USA.
An infamous cocktail during the 1980s.
The precise origin of the G&T is lost in the mists of time. Gin (or at least a grain based juniper spirit) was drunk for medicinal reasons from the 1600s
Created in the early 1990s by Julio Bermejo and named after his family's Mexican restaurant and bar in San Francisco, the self-proclaimed “premier tequila
Created in 2004 by Simon Difford and updated in October 2013.
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
Created after a visit to the Rajamäki distillery in Finland. At the start of the Second World War the plant was used to produce Molotov cocktails, inflammatory
In 1934, Victor Jules Bergeron, or Trader Vic as he became known, opened his first restaurant in Oakland, San Francisco. He served Polynesian food with
Thought to have been created in 1925 by Frank Meier at the Ritz Hotel in Paris and named after the Mimosa tropical flowering shrub, Acacia dealbata - perhaps
Adaptation of a classic by yours truly (Simon Difford) in December 2014.
Adapted from a recipe by Alex Frezza. Incidentally, stazione is Italian for railway station.
SHAKE first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with ginger beer, lightly stir and serve with straws.
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