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    August Update: 25 Recipes for Master Cocktail Recipe list Download

      More Classic Cocktails added to the list! I’ve  decided to make the Master Cocktail Recipe List (available as a printable/downloadable PDF) a little more useful by adding a whole bunch of modern and classic cocktails, bringing the list total to 25. Hopefully this will help give you some late-Summer cocktail inspiration! The newly added cocktails […]

  • Deconstructing the Cocktail

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    Cocktails Deconstructed

    Deconstructing the Cocktail   Making great cocktails is a balancing act; using the right levels of sweetness, sourness or bitterness, or adding flavour while still allowing the character of the base spirit to show through is not always easy and requires an intimate understanding of the ingredients involved. Deconstructing a cocktail, where we take a drink […]

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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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    Mozart White Chocolate Cream Review

    Mozart White Chocolate Cream   Category: Cream liqueur ABV: 15% Produced: Austria Website: Similar Products: Baileys Irish Cream, Coole Swan Irish Cream, Amarula Cream.    About . Mozart is an Austrian liqueur brand and along with the white chocolate that we’re looking at today also make gold and dark chcocolate liqueurs, chocolate bitters, and interestingly, […]

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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – The Methods – Shake and Strain

    . Shake and Strain . For more info about bar equipment check out the ‘Essential Equipment for your home bar’ blog post . Depending on the ingredients used and the overall effect we are seeking there are a number of mixing methods that we can use to make cocktails. We’ve covered built drinks already and […]

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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 […]

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    Essential Guide to Home Cocktail Bar Glassware

    . Glassware We’ve looked at the essential bar tools and the essential ingredients that you need to stock your home bar, so  now is the perfect time to look at glassware. . Using the right glass for each cocktail is very important. Different glass shapes can help bring out and accentuate certain qualities of a […]

  • 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 […]