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 […]