Oriental

Okay so gin, passion fruit liqueur and limoncello walk into a bar… I mean, that should be the start of a delicious joke and/or cocktail right? That’s what any sane person would think. Well unfortunately, we’d all be wrong. Yes, the ingredients together should, in principle, make a fine mixture worthy of gracing any cocktail […]

Planter’s Punch

Planter’s Punch is an International Bartender Association (IBA) official cocktail, along with a litany of other famous drinks, where they’ve been split into 3 categories: classics, modern classics, and proclaimed ‘New Era’ recipes. The recipe we’ve followed is slightly different to the IBA one for Planter’s Punch as we’ve replaced the dash of angostura bitters […]

Review: Hortus Pink Grapefruit and Elderflower Gin Liqueur

You know why you’re here. I know why you’re here. Let’s stop pretending and just get down to the all important business of booze. Lidl, the crafty minxes, have come up with yet another cheeky Gin Liqueur to join their acclaimed Hortus ranks, this time with the delectable pairing of Pink Grapefruit & Elderflower. This […]

Skinny Dipper

Guys, if you thought the spate of 3 ingredient cocktails was bad, then hold onto your knickers ’cause we’re about to get WILD. The Skinner Dipper is – wait for it – 2 INGREDIENTS. YES, WE WENT THERE. We’ve officially gone ‘spirit and mixer’ stylee, but this spirit and mixer combo is probably one of […]

Bacardi Cocktail

Thinking about it, I’ve posted an awful lot of 3 ingredient cocktails recently, haven’t I? 3 is obviously a powerful number even in mixology, and sometimes a simple recipe is better when there’s a particular flavour you’re trying to celebrate. With the Bacardi Cocktail, I would say that flavour is ‘rum’. I mean, it’s in […]

Cuban Sidecar and Cuban Special

Although I could have made a separate post for each of these cocktails, I decided to group them into one – the Cuban Special is actually a variation on the Cuban Sidecar, so it seems to make sense to me to draw parallels between the two. The fundamental difference between the two drinks is the […]

Chocolate Orange Bellini

Once again, it’s time for another fabulous chocolate orange themed cocktail. Seriously, I’m starting to think that I should give it it’s own category. Maybe I have an issue, I don’t know, you tell me. I think that chocolate orange may be one of the great unifying flavours of modern gastronomy; the majority of people […]