Grapefruit juice is a relatively common ingredient in cocktails, with the perennial favourite being the Greyhound, but the Paloma is better. Unlike a Screwdriver, the Greyhound isn’t nearly as sweet and even has a pleasant bitterness that is imparted by the grapefruit juice. There are people who do not enjoy the bitterness of grapefruit juice, so those people tend to avoid the whole category of drinks using grapefruits, but all is not lost. There are […]
Though not known as a classic, this drink has been around for almost 120 years.
What is the best rum to mix with Coke? Many people have an opinion, some people swear by Bacardi white rum, others pick a true Cuban rum and even others want a well aged, vintage rum like Mount Gay Extra Old. But what do you do for the people that just ask for a rum and Coke? What type of rum, white or amber, makes a better drink? Does a moderately priced vintage rum make […]
A simple highball that is easy drinking, but still interesting. The spicy character of real rye whisky compliments the spiciness of the ginger. It was like they were made for one another.
The Scotch and Soda is a very popular drink for those neophyte imbibers who appreciate the flavour of Scotch, but don’t enjoy it enough to drink it neat or on the rocks. Obviously, you can use any type of Scotch you would like, but for most people, a blended type like Johnnie Walker Red or Black and Famous Grouse do just fine. This drink is also a great way to ease a person to the […]
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 […]