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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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Gin & It

It is short for Italian, a reference to the sweet vermouth, which was traditionally Italian while French vermouth was dry. In his Craft of the Cocktail,

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

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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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White Lady Cocktail

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

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Apple Daiquiri

Formula by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2004.

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Dirty Banana

A popular cocktail in Jamaica.

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Jungle Juice

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

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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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Caipiruva Bacchanalia

Created in 2008 by Julian de Féral at The East Rooms, London, England.

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Army & Navy

This old classic was originally made to an 8:4:4 formula, but in his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks David A. Embury's opts for an 8:2:1 formula, describing

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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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Screaming Orgasm

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

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Death in the Afternoon

Created by Ernest Hemingway (not just named after his book), this recipe was the author's contribution to a 1935 cocktail book titled So Red the Nose,

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French Martini

The story behind the French Martini.

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Highland Blossom

Created in 2018 for Caorunn Gin by Sean-Michael McCaffrey at Pub Bishagg, Montreal, Canada.

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Dutch Mule

A signature cocktail for Ketel One Dutch vodka. A detailed history of the Moscow Mule cocktail, of which this drink is a variant, can be found on our

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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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John Collins

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

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Purple Haze

SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and strain into glass. POUR liqueur down the inside of the glass. This will fall to the bottom and form a purple

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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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Frisky Bison

Created by Tony Kerr in 1999 at Mash & Air in Manchester, England.

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A.B.C. Shot

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

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Calvados Cocktail

Adapted from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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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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Penicillin cocktail

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

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Lolita Margarita

Named after the novel by Vladimir Nabokov which chronicles a middle-aged man's infatuation with a 12-year-old girl. Nabokov invented the word 'nymphet'

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Melon Martini (fresh fruit)

Cut melon into eight segments and deseed. Cut cubes of flesh from skin of one segment and MUDDLE in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice

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Lychee Martini

Thought to have been first made in 2001 at Clay, a Korean restaurant in New York City, USA.

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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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Citrus Rum Cooler

SHAKE first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with lemonade. Lightly stir and serve with straws.

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Late Night

Adapted from a drink created in 2015 by Claudia Agliano at 34 Restaurant, Mayfair, London, England. Claudia’s original recipe calls for Martell XO cognac.

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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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Gypsy Queen #1

This recipe is adapted from one by drinks historian, David Wondrich (thanks Dave). The Gypsy originated in New York City's famed Russian Tea Room, which

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Watermelon Cooler

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

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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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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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Brandy Flip

A forgotten classic.

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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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Brazilian Nail

Created in 2010 by Jamie Stephenson, Manchester, England.

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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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Boulevardier Cocktail

The Boulevardier was made for Erskine Gwynne by Harry McElhone at his Harry's New York Bar in Paris and the drink appears in his 1927 book, Barflies and

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Adapted from a drink created in 2010 by Ryan 'Jesus' Fitzgerald at Beretta San Francisco, USA.

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Pink Sin Martini

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

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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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Blue Riband

The 'Blue Riband' was awarded to the liner that made the fastest Atlantic crossing. This cocktail is thought to have been created on one of these ships.

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