The Rob Roy

There are few drinks that taste better than a fortifying and warming rye cocktail on a blustery March evening. Yes, I mean the Manhattan. But what if the Manhattan is out because nobody can make one properly (too little vermouth, not enough bitters)? Here comes the Rob Roy, a drink we’ve heard, but don’t know […]

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The Liberal

Because what the world needs now is more rye cocktails. The Liberal is a fantastic, booze forward, elegant aperitif that is well worth the trouble. This is a really great (and entirely respectable) alternative to the classic Manhattan. Where the name comes from, I do not know. Maybe from the liberal addition of another ingredient […]

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The Martinez

Here’s a classic that you’ll definitely want to note. If you’re a fan of the Manhattan or the Negroni, who knows, it may even become a new favorite! Me, I’m totally hooked. Delicious and complex, strong and balanced, this cocktail has a warmth to it that I’ve never experienced with gin. It’s rapidly become a […]

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the Vieux Carré

Confession time: at home, for the most part, I prefer to drink my whiskey neat. Pour a finger’s width or two of my favorite single malt and I’m happy mom! But when I’m out with friends, I like creativity with my booze. You know, a nice whiskey cocktail! It may not be Friday just yet, […]

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The Sazerac

This is an absolutely exquisite drink, the holy grail of cocktails! And, no, it’s not a man’s drink! I know plenty of girls (I’m one of them) who’d take one of these every time over some of the bellywash we see men drinking these days… As you sip it, you come across layer after layer […]

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“Pink slings for pale people”. Just take a look at it. It’s pink! It has an umbrella! It’s tropical! An effectively forgotten drink,…You don’t get much more 70s, when it comes to cocktails, than the refreshing Singapore Sling. The Singapore Sling is one of those wonderful drinks that we probably have all heard of, but […]