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Celebrating 10 years of juniper-fueled fun, Martin Miller’s Gin will be releasing a very limited-edition high-proof gin next month. In order to choose the anniversary gin five poor souls had to sample five different gins to choose the best, and Jay was lucky enough to be one of them.
This month Mixology Monday features amaros – bitter liqueurs traditionally from Italy that are drank after dinner over ice. The Berlioni is a delicious Negroni variation that uses Cynar, an unusual amaro that is flavoured using artichoke lending it a distinct vegetal note.
Pull up a bar stool at Le Bon Lion – a tiny private bar above Café Paris in Hamburg, opposite Le Lion – and join owner Jörg Meyer for a Martinez cocktail. Learn about the history of Le Bon Lion, and how the Traveling Mixologists began one evening at Le Bon Lion when Jörg invited Gonçalo De Sousa Monteiro to guest bartend.
In our last episode at Le Lion – Bar de Paris join Mario Kappes for a drink he created for a guest that visited the bar one memorable Sunday evening. Combining kirsch, cherry liqueur and sherry, the Professor Langnickel is a deliciously sophisticated take on berry flavoured cocktails.
On this day two years ago I published my first blog post and launched Oh Gosh! to the world. Little did I know that, almost 200 posts later, a simple interest in mixed drinks would turn in to something of an obsession that has led me around the globe. Celebrate with a chance to win a special collection of cocktail bitters.
As a Brit the Kentucky Derby doesn’t interest me a great deal, but its signature drink the Mint Julep certainly does. This delicious drink is perfect for a hot summer day, and I’ve recently learned of a great addition to the drink that makes it even more perfect – Fernet Branca.