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    New : Download – Master Cocktail Recipe List

    Master Cocktail List and Downloadable PDF   .  ( (Update Oct 2012 – There are now 96 cocktails on the pdf! Check it out on the link below) I’ve added a new section to the recipes section of the blog today – The Master Cocktail List. All the recipes from the blog are presented in an […]

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    Cheaters Guide to making Grenadine at home

    . Sometimes it’s good to cheat… . Flavoured syrups are a useful component to cocktails as they allow us to add flavour at the same time as adding the sugar that is necessary in many drinks to achieve sweet:sour balance. . Unfortunately mass production and efforts to achieve economies of scale may be good for many […]

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    Weekend Cocktail – Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Another nice and easy cocktail just in time for the weekend, but don’t let the simple ingredients fool you as this is more than just a humble rum and coke – the addition of fresh lime juice gives a balance that makes this an easy drinking cocktail perfect in warmer weather. The balance […]

  • Sweet Manhattan

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    Weekend ready cocktails – the Sweet Manhattan

        Sweet Manhattan There has been a real resurgence in the bars for true classic cocktails in the past few years, helped in part to the general increase in bartenders knowledge, the rise of  speak easy style bars, and the popularity of cult shows and characters like Don Draper of the hit Mad Men. One of the true classics, and […]

  • Key ingredients for the Moscow Mule

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    Cocktail Recipes – Vodka – The Moscow Mule

      . Moscow Mule Time for the first drink recipe! And a quick and easy one to start, with the cocktail that helped truly bring vodka into bars in the USA for the first time, the Moscow Mule. A bit of history The Moscow Mule has been around since 1941, with its invention credited to John G Martin, of Heublein […]