The Brandy Crusta is the precursor to the modern Sidecar and the more well known Margarita. This recipe includes maraschino liqueur in place of sugar as the sweetener.
The Jasmine’s pretty pink hue gives the illusion that it will be quite a sweet drink and the addition of Campari gives the impression it will be bitter but in fact it sits right in the middle. Not sweet, barely bitter and to be honest, leaves me underwhelmed.
The original Trader Vic Mai Tai calls for Amber rum and a dark Jamaican rum balanced with fresh lime and orgeat. Heavy on the rum and full of flavour.
The Breakfast Martini is a creation of the legendary bartender, Salvatore Calabrese. Created back in 1996, this is one of Salvatore’s signature cocktails.
A million and one different recipes exist for the classic El Presidente cocktail. Many omit the grenadine but if you use real grenadine then it is a welcomed addition. Second time round, I’d lower the vermouth and increase the sugar content with more orange liqueur and consider leaving the grenadine out.
With too many Box Car variations out there, how do you decide which one to make? With or without sugar rim? Lemon or lime juice? We’ve got the low down on the tastiest Box Car recipe you’ll come across.
Ounce Gin works remarkably well in a White Lady. The orange & vanilla notes from the gin compliment the orange liqueur and citrus within the cocktail. Chin chin!
Brandy and rum work harmoniously to bring together a citrusy-sweet concoction. The Between the Sheets cocktail doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves – get shaking!
The Sidecar was first mentioned in Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails and is claimed to be first created at The Ritz Hotel in Paris. Where ever it’s origins are, it’s a classic for good reason.