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.
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.
Mixed with notes of elderflower, lemongrass and ginger, and garnished with fresh herbs, the Spring Cup is perfect for race-day tipples, or for sharing on lazy summer days and backyard barbecues.
The 1934 Cosmopolitan cocktail was first mentioned in the book, Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars. This particular recipe is adapted from the original. It also predates the Cranberry and Vodka Cosmo version by over 50 years.
A unique tiki-esque cocktail bringing bitter flavours from Campari and Punt e Mes together with more traditional tiki ingredients, rum and falernum which add spices such as almond, ginger and cloves.
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).