Tipping Point – modern and English cocktail

Try this aperitivo style cocktail with mainly English ingredients. It combines equal quantities of Kamm & Sons aperitif with Chase Marmalade vodka and half as much Martini Rosso. Slightly bitter in flavour, this is a great pre-dinner cocktail. More here.

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How long do spirits and liqueurs last?

How long do spirits and liqueurs last? This is a question I get asked frequently as we do our talks around the Midlands on spirits, liqueurs and cocktail making. The good news is that the majority of them last indefinitely. There are some exceptions though, and some bits of general advice here…

Infusions are the way forward for cocktails

Infusions are a great way of creating new cocktails and cocktail flavours. Having bought an infuser, I now have the opportunity to add a range of herbs, spices and other flavourings to base spirits and liqueurs. A chance to make them unique too.

Rosadka Martini – new cocktail recipe

Rosadka Martini is a modern variation on the classic Martini, the vodka Martini that is. This new cocktail recipe is based around Pinky vodka and Martini rosato vermouth, with the addition of a little Monin raspberry syrup and a few drops of rhubarb bitters.

St. Patrick’s Day cocktails

Irish whiskey based cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day. A couple of ideas here for Irish themed cocktail drinks. Some green drinks for March 17th. A time to dust off the bottle of Irish whiskey and put it to celebratory use. Alternatively sip some very special single pot still whiskey. Whatever is your thing.

The Last Word cocktail recipe

The Last Word is a great but full-on flavoured prohibition era cocktail. And it features green Chartreuse, which makes it unusual already. Add in maraschino, which, chances are you also don’t use a lot of, and you have one distinctive cocktail. Plus gin and lime juice, and this is one straightforward but tasty cocktail.

French Martini – doesn’t quite do it somehow

French Martini is a modern cocktail which is well known, if not quite a classic. It combines vodka, with Chambord black raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice. All nice ingredients, but somehow I don’t this combination works. See what you think.

OMD – an alternative mocktail

The OMD is a refreshing, fruity, authentic mocktail. A great alcohol free drink for summer. The name means something of course. It tells you what is in the drink. Although for pop fans from the 80s it means something else too.

Virgin Apple Mojito – non-alcoholic classic cocktail

The Virgin Apple Mojito is arguably the best of the mocktails for all the same reasons that the classic Mojito is the most popular cocktail choice. A big hit of lime and mint and a little added sweetness. Replace the rum with pressed apple juice and you have a winner.

China Blue – visually stunning mocktail

Some great mocktails for dry January. A great chance to discover some new ones. Get some new ones on your cocktail menu. This one, is based on the old 80s classic the Blue Lagoon. It features Rubicon lychee juice in place of the vodka, with non-alcoholic blue curacao to make a striking, refreshing mocktail.

Going dry for January?

Going dry for January? It’s good to ease off in the new year, so 4 top mocktail recipes will appear here over the next 4 weeks.