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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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Abacaxi Ricaço

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

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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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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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Penicillin cocktail

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

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Apple Daiquiri

Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004.

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Snowball

Thought to have originated in Britain in the late 1940s or early 1950s, reaching its peak of popularity in the 1970s.

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French Martini

The story behind the French Martini.

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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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White Lady Cocktail

See our White Lady cocktail page for the history of this drink.

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Fresa Batida

The Batida is a traditional Brazilian style of drink and 'Fresa' means strawberry in Portuguese, the official language of Brazil.

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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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Screaming Orgasm

One of the best-known cocktails from the 1980s.

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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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John Collins

For the full story behind the origins of the Collins and its many variations see our Collins page.

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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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Black Russian

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

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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

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Paloma (Simple)

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

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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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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',

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Orange Daiquiri #1

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass.

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Dirty Banana

A popular cocktail in Jamaica.

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Gin Tonica

POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and lightly stir.

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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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Cadáver Reviver

Created in February 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

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Cinderella

SHAKE first 5 ingredients with ice & strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda water.

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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.

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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

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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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Cantaritos

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

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Strawberry Daiquiri (frozen)

BLEND all ingredients with a 6oz scoop of crushed ice.

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November Seabreeze

SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda, gently stir and serve with straws.

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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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Paper Plane

A riff on the classic Last Word created in 2007 by Sam Ross at The Violet Hour, Chicago, USA. He first made this drink with Amaro Nonino Quintessentia

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Apple Martini (simple)

Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004. Our Martini cocktail page details its evolution and other common variants.

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Piscola

A popular long drink in its native Chile.

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Paloma

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

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Baby Guinness

Refrigerate ingredients then LAYER in chilled glass by carefully pouring in the following order.

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Whiskey Sour (Classic Formula)

This recipe follows the classic sour proportions (3:4:8) three quarter part of the sour ingredient (lemon juice) one part of the sweet ingredient (sugar

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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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Aqua Velva Cocktail

This cocktail takes both its name and blue hue from Blue Aqua Velva aftershave which urban myth purports was consumed by sailors during WWII for its alcohol

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Hand Grenade

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.

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Fruity Sex on the Beach

An infamous cocktail during the 1980s.

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Batida de Banana

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

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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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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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Pineapple & Mint Caipirinha

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