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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What a load of Cobblers

January 9th, 2008

What a load of Cobblers

Originally a drink that made use of two products very new to drinks of the eighteenth century – ice and straws – the Cobbler has undergone many iterations since the first recipes, changing base spirits and gaining ingredients. Here we look at three Cobblers from the original sherry-based recipe to a very modern interpretation.

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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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Brooklyn

September 5th, 2008

Brooklyn

During my trip to the States in July I sampled many a cocktail, but the Brooklyn really stood out amongst the others. A variation on the Manhattan that introduces Amer Picon and Maraschino to make things a little more interesting, I enjoyed it so much that while I only ever had one it has become the cocktail that reminds me most of my tours around the bars of New York.

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Chasing the Green Fairy

January 24th, 2008

Chasing the Green Fairy

Absinthe, the Green Fairy, la Fée Verte – ask most people about this pale green spirit and they will probably conjure up tales of hallucinations and madness. Some may have even tried it in nightclubs, often in flaming glasses, but that really isn’t what absinthe is all about. So what is it all about?

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Bitterholics Anonymous

March 2nd, 2008

Bitterholics Anonymous

They say admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery, so I’m just going to say it… my name is Jay Hepburn and I am a bitterholic. Today I got hold of the brand new The Bitter Truth Celery bitters, the first celery bitters to be commercially available for many decades. But what exactly do celery bitters taste like?

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