The Dempsey cocktail has great depth. The gin’s botanicals compliment the fresh apple and woody spices of the Calvados (apple brandy) which is then completed with anise flavours of the absinthe. Lastly a touch of grenadine (pomegranate syrup) is used to round out the drink.
The Casino Cocktail is another featured in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book as well as numerous other well-known cocktail books. The Casino is essentially an Aviation without the Creme de Violette. There are many variations on this particular cocktail but these ratios put the maraschino at the forefront.
Published in the 1934 cocktail book World Drinks and How to Mix Them. Typically made with a London Dry style Gin, fresh lemon juice and honey syrup for a sweet, citrusy gin cocktail.
The Corpse Reviver No. 2 was first published in Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book in the 1930s. Easy to remember but don’t underestimate the intricate flavours of this classic cocktail. Bold, bright and citrusy with a hint of sweet fennel.
Audrey Saunders of the Pegu Club created the Intro to Aperol back in 2006. The cocktail was designed to introduce cocktails to the bitter Italian aperitif. The resulting drink is tasty, bittersweet and citrusy.
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!
This is a perfect winter warmer to compliment a cold Christmas evening. Get the fire roaring, the minced pies in the oven and a winter negroni in your hand. Spiced, rich and plenty of depth in this twist on the classic and a celebration of the warming liquorice that is far more present in the Manchester Overboard Gin. Get your feet up and those cockles warmed.
A Christmas riff on the classic collins recipe with the addition of tart cranberry and garnished with fresh rosemary.
Louisiana native Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt opened a bar named Don the Beachcomber back in 1934 after being inspired by his travels in the South Pacific. The bar was a tropical-themed bar and restaurant in Hollywood, California, complete with flaming tiki torches and rattan furniture. The drinks menu was potent and rum centric.