Cocktails

French Martini
Cocktails

French Martini

Almost every bartender has had a request for a French Martini. What strikes me odd about this cocktails is that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of French in this cocktail. But then again so many cocktails suffer from this problem. The part that makes this cocktail French is the Chambord raspberry liqueur. The vodka and pineapple juice are not that French, but they do combine nicely in this cocktail, in a martini fashion. […]

Blue Lagoon cocktail recipe
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Blue Lagoon Cocktail

The idea of being stranded on a tropical island with another attractive person gives people visions of paradise. It also inspired a cocktail that reflects the colour of the blue lagoon paradise.

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Feliz Natal Christmas Cocktail

It is the holiday season and Mixology Monday, being hosted by The Spirit World has decided it should be a festive occasion. There are so many great drinks during this season, some people turn to punches, other the ubiquitous egg nogg and others a Hot Buttered Rum in front of the fire place. Well I don’t have a fire place, so Hot Buttered Rum is out. There isn’t anyone around, so mixing up a punch […]

A recipe for the classic gin and tonic cocktail.
Cocktails

Gin and Tonic Recipe

The Gin and Tonic is a highball that seems to meet the classic definition of a cocktail, in a loosely defined way. A cocktail in the 1800s was the combination of a spirit, sugar and bitters plus a diluent for the weak part. In a Gin and Tonic, you have gin, which is, of course, the spirit part of the equation, the soda in the tonic water is weak and the quinine is the bitter […]