The Cape Codder is named after a popular tourist destination in the US, renowned for growing cranberries.
The Turf looks like an improved wet Martini with the addition of Maraschino and Absinthe, although it actually pre-dates the modern Martini. The Maraschino adds just that little touch of sweetness and the absinthe, even though it’s just a couple of dashes, gives the drink a little earthiness. The oldest reference to this cocktail goes all the way back to Harry Johnson’s Bartenders’ Manual in 1882. Like a lot of cocktails from that time, it’s gone through some changes but is still a tasty drink.
Bartender of the Year Hong Kong 2018 and industry veteran, Jay Khan, has co-founded a Mexican inspired venue of his own, COA. Named after the machete like tool for harvesting agave, the cocktail bar’s drinks list provides a glimpse into the rich, diverse and often misunderstood category of Agave spirits.
Art in the Age brings us a riff on a classic Boulevardier. AITA is a tasting room and home bar supply store based in Philadelphia. The shop stocks bar tools, mixers, bitters, and glassware and also offers educational workshops, tastings, and home mixology training.
The Spiced Apple Punch brings together typical Christmas flavours and spice. Cognac brings the booze to the table whilst the whiskey adds a rich honeyed taste that works harmoniously with the spices. The Amontillado sherry, with it’s smooth and nutty characteristics, partners perfectly with the light, slightly sweet and nutty Rooibos tea.
We’ve curated a short list of the best batched cocktails for you to enjoy this New Year’s Eve. Simplify your celebrations with a little preparation prior and you’ll be sipping tasty punches, pitchers and batched cocktails.
Amaro’s aren’t commonly featured in punch recipes but Amaro di Angostura features a unique and familiar flavour profile which is derived from the bespoke process used in creating their world renowned and iconic aromatic bitters. The amaro brings notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and unmistakeable Angostura aromatic bitters to this boozy punch.