Köln – Part I

12/11/10

Köln – Part I

This year prior to arriving in Berlin for BCB I made a short detour to Cologne, a city I was eager to visit after hearing so many good things about its bars. On my first night I visited two bars – Al Salam and Shepheard.

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A quick update

30/09/10

A quick update

A quick update about what’s going on at Oh Gosh!, including a nomination for an award, a visit Poland, and a forthcoming visit Germany.

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Heaven’s Dog – Part I

15/08/10

Heaven’s Dog – Part I

Join Jackie Patterson at Heaven’s Dog in San Francisco and enjoy one of her original creations, the Fleet Street. Based on the classic Champs-Élysées cocktail, it replaces Cognac with gin and makes great use of The Bitter Truth Celery bitters.

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Gran Classico Bitters

02/08/10

Gran Classico Bitters

Hello? Is this thing still on…? A busy schedule of work, rest, and play has left Oh Gosh! a little neglected over the past couple of months. I can only apologise for the lack of updates, but hope to remedy the situation this month. Starting with a traditional Italian bitters I came across recently…

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Part of the club

October 17th, 2008

Part of the club

One of the highlights of my trip to Berlin last month was the chance to try so many great new cocktails I hadn’t gotten around to drinking previously. Here I look at the love-child of the Pegu Club and Pendennis Club, a creation by Gonçalo de Sousa Monteiro called the Juniper Club Cocktail.

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Connaught Bar

November 19th, 2008

Connaught Bar

London is famous for its grand hotels, and names like Claridge’s and The Ritz are synonymous with five-star luxury. Almost as famous are the bars these hotels house, honey pots to the rich and famous and many, like the Savoy, with a historic link to the cocktail. In the first of a new series, I explore the hotel bars of London and see if their reputations are deserved.

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Sazerac

December 29th, 2007

Sazerac

A true classic, born in New Orleans, the Sazerac has survived many years and a change in base spirit to remain one of the finest cocktails ever invented. From the Cognac-based original invented by John B. Schiller, to the modern rye recipe espoused by Thomas H. Handy, find out what makes this classic drink.

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The Original Aviation

August 15th, 2007

The Original Aviation

A recent darling of the cocktail world, the Aviation is a wonderful mix of gin, maraschino and lemon juice. Until recently that was as good as it got, but now with the availability of crème de violette we can make the original recipe, which provides the beautiful blue tint that perhaps earned this cocktail its name.

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Old Fashioned

June 9th, 2007

Old Fashioned

Dating from the 19th century, the Old Fashioned is a cocktail in the truest sense of the word, being a simple mixture of spirit, sugar, water and bitters. This simplicity belies the amazing complexity of a well made Old Fashioned though, so grab you bar spoon and prepare to stir for a long, long time.

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