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Legend has it that Sir Winston Churchill liked his Martinis served without the vermouth actually being added to the drink, just present in the same room.
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
Adapted from David Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. Pronounced 'Ah-bah-Kah-shee Rich-kah-So', the Portuguese name of this Brazilian drink literally
A detailed history of the Sours family of cocktails is available on our Sours cocktails page.
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 signature cocktail for Ketel One Dutch vodka. A detailed history of the Moscow Mule cocktail, of which this drink is a variant, can be found on our
White Lady Cocktail
See our White Lady cocktail page for the history of this drink.
Thought to have been first made in 2001 at Clay, a Korean restaurant in New York City, USA.
One of the best-known cocktails from the 1980s.
Fruity Sex on the Beach
An infamous cocktail during the 1980s.
More information on the history and variations of the Bloody Mary can be found on our Bloody Mary cocktail page.
Our Spritz page contains information on the history of, and other recipes for, the Spritz family of cocktails.
Batida de Banana
The Batida (meaning 'shake') is a traditional Brazilian drink.
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
The story behind the French Martini.
Named after B-52 bombers in Vietnam.
Gin Gin Mule
Adapted from a drink created in 2000 by Audrey Saunders at Beacon, New York City, USA. A detailed history of the Moscow Mule cocktail, of which this drink
For the full story behind the origins of the Collins and its many variations see our Collins page.
A popular cocktail in Jamaica.
Batida de Abacaxi
The Batida (meaning 'shake') is a traditional Brazilian drink and 'Abacaxi' means pineapple in Portuguese, the official language of Brazil. Batida is
Refrigerate ingredients then LAYER in chilled glass by carefully pouring in the following order.
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.
For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.
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
The history and other recipes for the Negroni cocktail can be found on our Negroni cocktail page.
Created March 2018 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
Margarita with Salt Foam Float
Combine first three ingredients, POUR into cream whipping siphon and CHARGE with nitrous oxide. Shake and place siphon in a refrigerator for one hour prior
Created in February 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
Gin Spider Highball
As part of his long section on Highballs, in his 1948 The Fine Art Of Mixing Drinks David Embury notes, Gin and ginger ale, with a dash of Angostura, is
In Germany this drink is called a ‘Turbojäger’, a ‘Flying Hirsch’ with flying referencing Red Bull’s marketing slogan Red Bull gives you wings
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
Gin Basil Smash / Gin Pesto
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
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
The Bacardi Cocktail originated in Cuba in 1917 and quickly grew in popularity with the growth of the cocktail culture in the USA after Prohibition, so
SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda, gently stir and serve with straws.
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
Strawberry Daiquiri (frozen)
BLEND all ingredients with a 6oz scoop of crushed ice.
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',
Whereas the addition of egg white to a Whiskey Sour is optional, egg white is a requisite in a Boston Sour – a Boston Sour is simply a Whiskey Sour with
A popular long drink in its native Chile.
SHAKE first 3 ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass. Carefully FLOAT wine.
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
Smoking Gun Vesper
Adapted from a drink created in 2016 by Dale DeGroff, King Cocktail, New York City, USA. This recipe is courtesy of gazregan.com. Dale's original recipe
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
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
Created in 2008 by Julian de Féral at The East Rooms, London, England.
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.