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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jamaican Martini and Kingston Cocktail

Rum is fast becoming one of our favourite liquors; it’s flavourful without being offensive, potent and works in a wide variety of cocktails. In celebration of this versatility, we chose to review a rum based drink. Incidentally – and completely unrelated – we have a TON of dark and spiced rum in the bar the […]