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
Thought to have originated in Britain in the late 1940s or early 1950s, reaching its peak of popularity in the 1970s.
The Batida is a traditional Brazilian style of drink and 'Fresa' means strawberry in Portuguese, the official language of Brazil.
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
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
DRY SHAKE (without ice) all ingredients to emulsify. Add ice, SHAKE again and strain into ice-filled glass.
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
BLEND all ingredients with a 6oz scoop of crushed ice.
Named after B-52 bombers in Vietnam.
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
POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and lightly stir.
Some attribute the creation of this drink to Roosevelt: the 32nd president was a keen home bartender, although his cocktails were reportedly 'horrendous'
A dodgy drink from the 1980s.
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
Created in 1922, this cocktail is named after Rudolph Valentino's Blood & Sand movie movie.
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
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
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
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',
SHAKE first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with ginger beer, lightly stir and serve with straws.
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
Created in February 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and STIR.
I'm indebted to Roger Vilalta who in 2010 at Banker's Bar in Barcelona, Spain made me (Simon Difford) an excellent daiquiri using this formula.
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
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.
Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004.
Created in November 2014 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda, gently stir and serve with straws.
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.
1. Cut lime in half (from pole to pole) and then slice one of the halves into eight 3-4mm thick half-moon shaped segments and drop into the base of a robust
Created in 2009 by Giuseppe Gonzalez, at Clover Club Bar, Brooklyn, USA and inspired by the competition-wining Trinidad Especial by Valentino Bolognese.
A popular long drink in its native Chile.
Recipe adapted from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.
Adapted from a drink created in the early 1990s by Dale DeGroff at the Rainbow Room, New York City, USA.
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
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 2010 by Kevin Armstrong at Milk & Honey, London. The name comes from the part of London where Kevin lived, E8, an area where muggings were commonplace.
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass. CHURN (stir) with bar spoon. Fill glass with more crushed ice and CHURN some more.
My (Simon Difford) adaptation of Hugo R. Ensslin's Aviation Cocktail in his 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks.
SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda.
In Germany this drink is called a ‘Turbojäger’, a ‘Flying Hirsch’ with flying referencing Red Bull’s marketing slogan Red Bull gives you wings
SHAKE first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda, stir and serve with straws.
Probably created by Don the Beachcomber in Los Angeles, USA.
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
Adaptation of a classic by yours truly (Simon Difford) in December 2014.
An infamous cocktail during the 1980s.
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
BLEND all ingredients with 12oz scoop of crushed ice. Serve heaped in the glass and with straws.
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