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Soixante Quinze

December 24th, 2009

Soixante Quinze

If you had to pick a drink that sums up Christmas and New Year Champagne wouldn’t be a bad choice. While a glass of Champagne on its own is nothing to complain about, sometimes something with a little more perk might be wished for. And when it comes to Champagne cocktails I think it’s hard to beat the French 75.

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PS7’s – Part III

December 22nd, 2009

PS7’s – Part III

In our final visit to PS7, a bar and restaurant on I street in Washington DC, head bartender Gina Chersevani mixes up a rye-based cocktail called The Alchemist.

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Hot Gin Punch

December 15th, 2009

Hot Gin Punch

Winter is really beginning to set in here in England, with temperatures this week plunging to minus figures even in usually warmer central London, so my mind has been on winter warmers lately. Hot gin punch, to be precise…

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PX – Part III

December 13th, 2009

PX – Part III

Join Todd Thrasher at PX as he indulges in his pirate fetish with his variation on Grog, made with spiced rum and served in a tankard!

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A toast to Admiralsbar

December 7th, 2009

A toast to Admiralsbar

After a number of set backs Admiralsbar in Berlin has finally opened. To celebrate the occasion I make a cocktail created by the bar manager Gonçalo de Sousa Monteiro – the Paperol.

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Bourbon – Part II

December 1st, 2009

Bourbon – Part II

We return to Bourbon in Washington D.C. to join Owen Thompson for a gin-based cocktail that uses basil – a herb believed in many cultures to allow you to pass in to the afterlife. Hence the drink’s name – the Great Beyond…

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