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.
Bring your cocktail kit to Christmas day this year and wow the relatives with these MUST TRY Christmas cocktails. Traditional Christmas ingredients including chocolate, orange and maple with hints of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg will take you back to Grandma’s kitchen. Don’t forget to SHARE the Christmas spirit on socials!
The Rogue Negroni is a lightweight Negroni, perfect for introducing someone that doesn’t drink Negronis. The Bold Red is a semi dry vermouth lead by Australian native botanicals. It compliments the softer Italian aperitif, Aperol (compared to Campari).
The Old Hickory consists only of vermouth & bitters. It was first mentioned in print back in 1937 and is the perfect cocktail for experimenting with different vermouths to understand the different botanicals used.