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 […]

White Cloud

It’s a great name, isn’t it? It makes you think of something light and fluffy, with just a touch of playfullness.  I’m pleased to say that the White Cloud cocktail lives up to the expectations; it’s fresh, inviting, and as light as the cloud that it’s named for. With just a ¾ ounce of double […]

French Martini

The Martini is a classic drink known for its strength and alcoholic content – but everyone loves a good twist on a classic. The French Martini is a lighter version of its older sibling; although it retains the vodka, the vermouth is swapped in favour of Chambord and a good slug of pineapple juice is […]

Electric Leninade

Now that summer is upon us and we’re all enjoying the sunshine (for as long as it lasts) we’re bound to be spending more time in the garden or – perhaps more accurately – beer garden . If you agree with that sentiment then you may also find yourself in need of a light, refreshing […]

Absolut Espresso Martini

I’m not normally one for advocating a particular brand of spirit for cocktail recipes, in my humble opinion you can easily make do with what you have and just own it. There are, however, some situations that call for it such as oh, I don’t know, having the perfect measure of Absolut Vodka and Kahlua […]