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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: St Anne’s on the Sea Chocolate Orange Gin

I should preface this review by saying that – despite the title of this blog – I’m 50/50 on how much I enjoy gin as a sipping drink, largely because a lot of commercialised gins end up tasting very bland and really quite abrasive. I usually put gins into 1 (or maybe 2) of 4 […]

Sex on the Beach #3

Sure, Sex on the Beach is a something of a basic cocktail but sometimes you can’t resist safe and familiar. This particular cocktail is actually a variant on the well-known classic, but is it as good? Frankly, the answer to that is ‘No’. Sex on the Beach is sweet and tangy and very moreish, but […]

La Dolce Vita

When I saw the La Dolce Vita in the Bar Bible, I was intrigued by the use of a coupe instead of the traditional flute; was it necessitated by the volume of the drink, or was it a style choice? My initial assumption was that it was the latter because nearly every other champagne based […]

Fellini

3 words: Mimosa on Steroids. End review. No, but in all seriousness that is the best possible summary that I can give the Fellini, and I’ll stand by it to the end of time. We all know how simple, yet utterly wondrous the humble Mimosa is, but when you feel like kicking it up into […]