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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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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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Negroni Cocktail

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

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Aperol Spritz

Our Spritz page contains information on the history of, and other recipes for, the Spritz family of cocktails.

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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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Apple Daiquiri

Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004.

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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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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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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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Fresa Batida

The Batida is a traditional Brazilian style of drink and 'Fresa' means strawberry in Spanish.

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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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Mojito Cocktail

For more recipes, its origins and history, see the Mojito Cocktail.

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Espresso Martini (simple 3 equal parts recipe)

This simplified version of Dick Bradsell's Espresso Martini (or Vodka Espresso) is preferred to the original recipe by some due to its simple equal parts

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French Martini

The story behind the French Martini.

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Mai Tai (Trader Vic's) Cocktail

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

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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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Paloma

Paloma is Spanish for 'dove'. It's origins are unknown although it is reputed to date back to the 1950s.

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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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Enzoni

Adapted from a recipe created in 2003 by Vincenzo Errico at Milk & Honey, New York City, USA.

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Fizzy Peachtree

Promoted by De Kuyper in 2019 as the signature cocktail for their Peachtree peach schnapps liqueur.

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White Lady Cocktail

See our White Lady cocktail page for the history of this 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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Dirty Banana

A popular cocktail in Jamaica.

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Cadáver Reviver

Created in February 2017 by yours truly at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

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Zombie

Created by Don Beach in 1934 at Don the Beachcomber's in Hollywood, USA. This recipe is adapted from one published in Jeff Berry's Sippin' Safari which

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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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Margarita (straight-up)

For this cocktail's history, variations and more about the best recipe, see our Margarita cocktail area.

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Montreal Cocktail (official city cocktail)

Collaboratively created in summer 2017 by fifteen Montreal bartenders, with the hope to not only inspire the people of our great city, but those of other

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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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Blueberry Caipirinha

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

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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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Strawberry Smoothie (Alcoholic)

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

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Piscola

A popular long drink in its native Chile.

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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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Batida de Banana

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

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Pina Colada Cocktail (Puerto Rican style)

See our main Piña Colada page for the story behind this classic and for links to numerous variations on this recipe.

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Caipirinha

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

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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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Orange Daiquiri

Exactly as it says on the tin: a classic Daiquiri with a fruity splash of freshly squeezed orange juice.

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Virgin Passion (alcohol-free)

Created August 2018 by Søren Bøgh Brier, a keen Danish home bartender, “as a sort of compensation” for his wife who’d missed out on cocktails while

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Nuclear Banana Daiquiri

Adapted from a riff on the Nuclear Daiquiri discovered in 2013 at Hawksmoor, Spitalfields, London, England.

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Blue Passion

Sweet and sour and turquoise blue.

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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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Jamaican 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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Palermo

Adapted from a cocktail discovered in 2001 at Hotel du Vin, Bristol, England.

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Jamie's Mojito

Adapted from a popular drink on the menu of Jamie's Italian restaurant and bar chain. For more recipes, its origins and history, see the Mojito Cocktail.

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Limoncello Spritz

Our Spritz page contains information on the history of, and other recipes for, the Spritz family of cocktails.