Cocktails & mixed drinks

House of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge
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House of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge


The Forbidden Garden in Amsterdam Noord was the stage for the Central Europe finals of the House of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge. Seven bartenders

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Cachaça Cocktails

As great as the classic Caipirinha is, there's more you can do with Brazil's national spirit. Here are twenty cocktails to make which don't involve muddling

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Sweet Tears of Mine

Adapted from a 2019 recipe created by Shavinraj Gopinath at The Iron Fairies, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Oakenshield

Adapted from a recipe by Pip Hanson at Marvel Bar at The Bachelor Farmer, in Minneapolis, USA.

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Improved Dunlop Cocktail

A 2018 riff on the classic Dunlop Cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book by Lulu Martinez of LunaDrinks Inc., USA.

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Kingston

The Kingston is a classic cocktail from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book but this recipe is by Frank Caiafa, author of the 2016 The Waldorf Astoria Bar

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Ad Astra

Created by Ben Simpson of Smoke & Oakum Manufactory Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand and the name behind Gunpowder Rum. Ben shared his spin on the old Aviation

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Man O' War

Originating in the mid-20th century, this cocktail is named after an American thoroughbred who was one of the greatest racehorses in history winning 20

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Harvest Moon (1930s recipe)

We have Robert Hess and his The Cocktail Spirit podcast to thank for the Harvest Moon and drawing our attention to its being featured in a list of the

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Future classic cocktails

'Classic' cocktails are drinks, such as the Daiquiri and Margarita, from a previous bartending age that continue to be made and enjoyed to this day. Contemporary,

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Tropicalia

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Sufian Mahmoud, Sugar Sand (Hotel Indigo Seminyak), Bali, Indonesia.

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Sloes

Most folk in the British Isles know of hedgerow favourite, sloe gin, even if they've never picked the mouth-puckering little fruits. There's more to sloes

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Spiced Rum Negroni

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Rogerio Igarashi at Trench Bar in Tokyo, Japan.

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Moonwalk Cocktail

Adapted from a recipe created in 1969 by Joe Gilmore at The American Bar at The Savoy Hotel, London to commemorate the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20th July

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Little Cuba

Created in 2019 by Lisa Kempen, Head Bartender at Deadshot in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Four bartenders on responsible drinking

With low-ABV cocktails taking over menus and initiatives such as oneUNIT challenging bartenders to go low, responsible drinking has become a vital theme

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Double Black

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 Wilson Hernandez at El Del Frente, Havana, Cuba.

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Singapore Sling (Dale DeGroff's recipe)

We're indebted to Dale DeGroff for sharing this recipe, which he, in turn, was given by a former bartender at Singapore's Raffles Hotel. For more Singapore

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Singapore Sling

Convention has it that the Singapore Sling was created sometime between 1899 and 1915 by Chinese-born Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel,

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Blackberries

'Blackberrying' is a long-held British pastime and the familiar hedgerow fruits evoke memories of childhood summers berry-picking in the countryside. The