A Roller Coaster of Gin Cocktails

  I want to give you an idea about how the gin family of cocktails has come to be stored in my mind, and probably the minds of other folks that have thought about, and spoken about gin cocktails for long enough. In particular, this little journey relates to the “sour” family of drinks. This […]

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Awesome Rum Cocktails

It’s a genuine pleasure to take a few minutes out to talk about rum. I fell in love with this spirit as a bartender and it has been a long and healthy marriage so far and there is no reason for that to change. Rum is the most naturally versatile of all spirits to my […]

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Delicious Tequila Cocktails

Tequila is a really interesting space to create. The cocktail history books are full of drinks using spirits and ingredients of all kinds. Although tequila has been with us for a couple of hundred years, we have little to show for it other than the Margarita. So tequila is great breeding ground. One of the […]

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Our Strawberry & Cucumber Blend

  Back when I was a young gun, perfecting my cocktail craft with The Match Bar Group, Kevin Armstrong – head honcho bartender extraordinaire unveiled a drink for a new summer menu he had created called the Nicola’s Six Punch. I had never seen the combination of Strawberry & Cucumber used so well and as […]

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Happy Daiquiri Day

Much like the Old Fashioned and the Martini, this drink can be a great vehicle to showcase a light, or golden rum that you want to introduce someone to. You can go further and use it to showcase the difference between the heavier, fruitier pot stilled rums of Jamaica/Guyana against the lighter (in taste) style […]

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Negroni Week & a Campari interlude

Campari is a bartender’s favourite and this wondrous elixir from the late 1800’s has inspired some great contributions to the cocktail universe so I want to share a few that I keep close-by in my repertoire – ready to unleash at the right moments. Negroni This has to be one of the most known, and […]

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