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Angostura Orange Bitters

July 30th, 2007

Angostura Orange Bitters

Perhaps the most famous brand for bitters these days is Angostura, whose aromatic bitters have managed, despite all odds, to maintain excellent distribution in many countries. However, orange and aromatic bitters are two very different beasts so while making drinks that require aromatic bitters isn’t a problem, if you’ve been after orange bitters you’re out [...]

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Tips for Beginners: Bitters

July 30th, 2007

Tips for Beginners: Bitters

If you look at any cocktail book printed in the early twentieth century, you are fairly certain to come across several recipes that require the use of bitters. Made using herbs and citrus fruits, bitters were popularly used in the eighteenth and nineteenth century as medicinal preparations to help cure various ailments.
When tasted alone bitters [...]

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Nothing to see here…

July 27th, 2007

Nothing to see here…

Over the next two weekends I will be relocating from the small town I currently reside in, to big old London Village. Unfortunately that means much of my free time will be spent packing and unpacking, rather than drinking cocktails and writing about them here. In the mean time, I suggest you enter my competition, [...]

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Win a copy of Modern Mixology DVD

July 24th, 2007

Win a copy of Modern Mixology DVD

If my recent review of Tony Abou-Ganim’s DVD made you desperate to get your hands on the shiny little disc of cocktail education, then you may be in for a treat. I will be giving away a copy of “Modern Mixology – Volume 1: Mixing the Classics” to one lucky reader at the beginning of [...]

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Modern Mixology DVD Review

July 24th, 2007

Modern Mixology DVD Review

As great as cocktail blogs are as a resource for learning, there are some things that are best learnt in video rather than text form. Robert Hess’ The Cocktail Spirit is an excellent recent attempt at a video-based cocktail resource, and Youtube has a plethora of cocktail tutorials, some good, the vast majority very bad. [...]

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Cherry Heering

July 21st, 2007

Cherry Heering

Having already covered Kirsch and Maraschino, two cherry based spirits, tonight I turn my attention to Cherry Heering, a Danish liqueur that is brandy based and flavoured, as you might have guessed, by cherries. It has been in production since 1818 and is generally considered one of the very best cherry brandies. It has a [...]

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All About Eve

July 18th, 2007

All About Eve

In spite of Doug, a quote from Bette Davis’ greatest, and perhaps most autobiographical, film, “All About Eve“. Davis plays Margo Channing, an egotistical theatre actress approaching the dreaded four zero, whose cool façade slowly slips away as she realises her starstruck fan, and eventual personal assistant, Eve (Anne Baxter) is lining up to replace [...]

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MxMO – Blog Love

July 16th, 2007

MxMO – Blog Love

It’s Mixology Monday time again, which this month has the slightly different theme of blog love – the idea being you pick a cocktail you first came across in another blog, and write about the cocktail whilst also plugging the source blog. Personally I’ve done this several times before already, with the Charleston from Erik [...]

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More on Kirsch

July 14th, 2007

More on Kirsch

Almost two months ago now I experimented with several cocktail recipes using Kirsch, a cherry flavoured eau de vie. The two drinks I tried, the Acacia and the Eider Duck, weren’t bad cocktails but they weren’t exactly special either, and I haven’t returned to either again. However, since then I have come across several other [...]

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Berry Batida

July 12th, 2007

Berry Batida

The Batida is a Brazilian cocktail family that combines Cachaça, sugar and various fruits. Of course that combination is most famously combined as the Caipirinha, which is, technically, just a lime Batida. Cachaça works equally well with many other fruits though, so if you enjoy Caipirinhas then it is worth stocking up on some other [...]

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The Major and the Minor

July 10th, 2007

The Major and the Minor

From Billy Wilder’s light romantic comedy, “The Major and the Minor“. Susan (Ginger Rogers) is working as a scalp masseuse, and is in the apartment of Albert Osborne (Robert Benchley), a client who seems to be interested in something more than a head massage…

Albert
“Say, why don’t you get out of that wet coat and in [...]

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Between The Sheets

July 8th, 2007

Between The Sheets

Just in case you thought all the sugar from the Tartini had sent me mad for modern drinks, a classic cocktail from the weekend…

Between The Sheets

¾ shot Cognac
¾ shot light rum
¾ shot Cointreau
½ shot lemon juice
Shake all ingredients well with ice and fine strain in to a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Between [...]

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