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SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
Cognac, aniseed and vermouth combine in this pleasant after dinner drink which has a taste reminiscent of liquorice.
Pear & Cardamom Sidecar
MUDDLE cardamom in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
POUR ingredients into ice-filled glass and stir.
Shaking not only mixes a drink, it also chills, dilutes and aerates it. Along with stirring shaking is the most common technique employed to mix cocktails.
When straining a shaken drink, a Hawthorn strainer tends to be used, but when straining a stirred drink it is traditional to use a Julep strainer. Both designs of strainer allow...
Vermouth is a fortified wine, part of the ‘aromatised’ wine family, flavoured with aromatic herbs and spices. It is distinguished from other aromatised wines due to its being...
Cognac is a fine French brandy (eau-de-vie) from the region that surrounds the little town of Cognac in southwest France. Like champagne, its mere name suggests luxury and indeed...
A spirit or liquor is a strong alcoholic beverage produced by distilling an already alcoholic liquid ('wash') produced by fermentation, most commonly wine or beer.
Two comments by Mr Highball himself, Jörg Meyer, “you can highball any cocktail”, and “a highball is a short drink made long” left me wanting
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