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
Our Spritz page contains information on the history of, and other recipes for, the Spritz family of cocktails.
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
A detailed history of the Sours family of cocktails is available on our Sours cocktails page.
Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004.
The history and other recipes for the Negroni cocktail can be found on our Negroni cocktail page.
The Batida is a traditional Brazilian style of drink and 'Fresa' means strawberry in Portuguese, the official language of Brazil.
A popular cocktail in Jamaica.
More information on the history and variations of the Bloody Mary can be found on our Bloody Mary cocktail page.
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
Refrigerate ingredients then LAYER in chilled glass by carefully pouring in the following order.
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
POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and lightly stir.
For more recipes, its origins and history, see the Mojito Cocktail.
For the full story behind the origins of the Collins and its many variations see our Collins page.
See our White Lady cocktail page for the history of this drink.
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
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass.
One of the best-known cocktails from the 1980s.
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
The story behind the French Martini.
Created in February 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
This recipe bears little similarity to the notorious Hand Grenade served by the three Tropical Isle Bars and the Funky Pirate bar in New Orleans, USA.
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
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
Adaptation of a classic by yours truly (Simon Difford) in December 2014. A detailed history of the Moscow Mule cocktail can be found on our page.
SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda, gently stir and serve with straws.
SHAKE first nine ingredients with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice. FLOAT overproof rum.
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
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 long drink in its native Chile.
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
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
For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.
An infamous cocktail during the 1980s.
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.
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.
SHAKE first 5 ingredients with ice & strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda water.
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
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
This is the traditional method of serving absinthe. It was common until shortly before the First World War, when the drink was banned in most countries.
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
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
The exact origins of this drink are unknown but it is certain that Vodka Collins' were being served in New York after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933.
More information on the Slow Screw family of cocktails is included on our Slow Screw cocktails page.
SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda.
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',
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
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