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Pink Gin

Pink Gin – Classic Cocktail

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Mai Tai – A Cocktail Story

TRADER VIC’S – MAI TAI – A COCKTAIL STORY Trader Vic, Victor J. Bergeron liked to call himself a “saloon-keeper”, although it would be more accurate to call him one of the greatest restaurateur of its time. He owned and operated the famous Trader Vic’s Polynesian restaurants, and established one in almost every American city. […]

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Meet The Collins Family

  The Tom Collins takes its name from the Old Tom sweetened gin originally used to make this simple and refreshing cocktail. Learn to make a Collins and you will instantly know a whole family of drinks. The basic ingredients are sweetened citrus juice and 2 oz of liquor plus soda water. Once upon a […]

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The Famous Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling Turns 100 As the story goes, Raffles hotel bartender Ngiam Tong Boon invented the colourful and delightful drink during the British Colonial period in 1915. Originally created as a woman’s drink, this long, tasty, exotic concoction is now enjoyed by both sexes. The legendary Raffles hotel opened in 1887 and attracted the famous […]

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Blood and Sand Cocktail

Blood and Sand – A Cocktail Story The Singapore Sling may be the most famous classic Heering drink, but it is not the only one. In 1930 a new  and exciting recipe appeared in the Savoy Cocktail book. the drink was called Blood and Sand, inspired by the 1922 film starring Rudolf Valentino. the movie […]

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The Vesper Martini

 The Vesper – A Cocktail Story Just like his nineteenth-century Victorian predecessor Sherlock Holmes, Bond epitomized modern sophistication and savoir-faire. A notorious liter-a-day vodka-drinker himself, Fleming introduced Bond’s impeccable taste in food and drink throughout the pages of his first thriller, Casino Royale. The Vesper-named after the story’s heroine Vesper Lynd was Bond’s) and Fleming’s) […]

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Hollywood Cocktail – Ramos Gin Fizz

Ramos Gin Fizz Cocktail The Golden Globe award is over, and the next big gala  is the ‘Academy Award’. Get your bartending skills ready for that special evening by learning a few Hollywood cocktails such as the Ramos Gin Fizz. If you know how to make a sour, then making a Gin Fizz is just […]

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A Dash Of Cocktail History

Golden Cadillac The Golden Cadillac is a  modern classic from the 1950s era. The cocktail was created at Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q located in the little town of El Dorado, California.  Perhaps inspired by the Alexander from the early 20th century, this luscious drink combines Galliano Italian liqueur, white crème de cacao, and cream. The original […]

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The Vesper Martini – Drink Another Day

The Vesper Martini Drink Another Day Here’s a cocktail with more aliases than a spy with a franchise. The Vesper is apparently, depending on whom you believe, either the original James Bond martini or an original drink unrelated to the Bond martini that was created by Fleming’s friend Ivor Bryce, a Texas oil millionaire, with […]

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El Presidente: A Dash of Cocktail History

The Story of  The El Presidente Cocktail The El Presidente is a classic Cuban cocktail. The exact origin is unknown, but according to Esquire magazine, El Presidente was created by Eddie Woelke, an American bartender at the Jockey Club in Havana, Cuba. He named the drink in honour of Presidente Gerardo Machado who ruled Cuba […]

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