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Porn Star Martini

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 also

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Amaretto Sour

A detailed history of the Sours family of cocktails is available on our Sours cocktails page.

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Fresa Batida

The Batida is a traditional Brazilian style of drink and 'Fresa' means strawberry in Portuguese, the official language of Brazil.

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Espresso Martini

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

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Dirty Banana

A popular cocktail in Jamaica.

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Apple Daiquiri

Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004.

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French Martini

The story behind the French Martini.

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Carajillo

A cocktail promoted by Licor 43 Liqueur and added to Difford's Guide in 2019.

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White Lady Cocktail

See our White Lady cocktail page for the history of this drink.

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Strawberry Daiquiri (frozen)

Unknown but the earliest published recipe is said to be in home economist, Mabel Stegner's 1952 book Electric Blender Recipes.

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Bull Shot

More information on the history and variations of the Bloody Mary can be found on our Bloody Mary cocktail page.

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Slow Comfortable Screw Against The Wall

More information on the Slow Screw family of cocktails is included on our Slow Screw cocktails page.

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Rabo-de-Galo

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

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Cantaritos

Commonly made in bars, cafés and even roadside stalls of Jalisco, Mexico. The simple Cantaritos clay pot is often used as a disposable take away container.

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Bloody Mary (Modern Recipe)

For the full history and other information please see our full entry of the Bloody Mary cocktail.

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Lemonade Spritz

Adapted from a popular drink on the menu of Jamie's Italian restaurant and bar chain. Our Spritz page contains information on the history of, and other

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Negroni Cocktail

The history and other recipes for the Negroni cocktail can be found on our Negroni cocktail page.

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John Collins

For the full story behind the origins of the Collins and its many variations see our Collins page.

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Penicillin cocktail

Adapted from a 2005 recipe by Sam Ross at Milk & Honey, New York City, USA. Sam's original recipe (below) calls for ¾ oz honey-ginger syrup in place of

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Banana Caipirinha

For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.

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Picante de la Casa (Soho House Tonic)

Created by Chris Ojeda at Soho House, West Hollywood, USA, this House Tonic is the best-selling cocktail across the Soho Houses around the world, and also

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Strawberry Smoothie (Alcoholic)

Created in 2011 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

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Gin Basil Smash

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

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Gin Sour

This 4:2:8 formula is a tad sourer than the classic sour proportions of 3:4:8: three-quarter part of the sour ingredient (lemon juice), one part of the

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Batida de Banana

The Batida (meaning 'shake') is a traditional Brazilian drink.

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Bramble

Created in the mid-80s by Dick Bradsell at Fred's Club, Soho, London, England. In 2001 and again in 2015, Dick wrote about how he came to create this

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Jägerbomb

In Germany this drink is called a ‘Turbojäger’, a ‘Flying Hirsch’ with flying referencing Red Bull’s marketing slogan Red Bull gives you wings

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Cadáver Reviver

Created in February 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

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Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail

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

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Bandera

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

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Tommy's Margarita

Created in circa 1987/88 by Julio Bermejo and named after his family's Mexican restaurant and bar in San Francisco, the self-proclaimed premier tequila

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Blueberry Caipirinha

For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.

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November Seabreeze

A superbly refreshing fruity drink, whatever the time of year.

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Screaming Orgasm

One of the best-known cocktails from the 1980s.

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Vieux Carré Cocktail

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',

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B-52 Shot

Named after B-52 bombers in Vietnam.

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Piscola

A popular long drink in its native Chile.

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Corpse Reviver No.2 (Savoy Recipe)

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.

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Gin Tonica

Something of a Spanish phenomenon, where the G&T (which in England has been traditionally served in a tall slim Collins glass) tends to be served in a

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Paper Plane

A riff on the classic Last Word created in 2007 by Sam Ross at The Violet Hour, Chicago, USA. He first made this drink with Amaro Nonino Quintessentia

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Grounds For Divorce

Adapted from a recipe created by Jasper de Graaf.

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Mexican Mule

A detailed history of the Moscow Mule cocktail, of which this drink is a variant, can be found on our page.

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Paloma (Simple)

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

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Aviation Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

My (Simon Difford) adaptation of Hugo R. Ensslin's Aviation Cocktail in his 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks. For the full story behind the origins of the

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Charlie Chaplin Cocktail

Created and originally served at New York's old Waldorf-Astoria prior to 1920. This recipe is adapted from Albert Stevens Crockett's 1935 The Old Waldorf-Astoria

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Manhattan (Sweet)

Our Manhattan cocktail page features a detailed history and common variants.

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Fruity Sex on the Beach

An infamous cocktail during the 1980s.

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Tuxedo No. 2 (Flora Bar's recipe)

Adapted from a recipe created 2017 at Flora Bar, Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, USA, originally using Plymouth Gin and Dolin Blanc vermouth.