Whisky Cocktail Cherries

Whisky Cocktail Cherries

I first came across these cherries in my Manhattan at The Savoy Hotel’s legendary American Bar. The cherry was a revelation, I hate the sweetness of those bright red Maraschino Cherries used in most cocktails, so not having one in my Manhattan was a relief. As I bit into the cherry my mouth was flooded…

The Manhattan - Recipe

The Manhattan - Recipe

With its sweet smokiness it’s not hard to see why the Manhattan is a classic of the cocktail world. Not only a classic, it also has huge versatility past the initial question of Bourbon or Rye. Personally I prefer mine dry rather than sweet and made by the capable hands of the team at The…

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Just as brunch has seen a comeback with restaurants offering bottomless brunches of a Saturday across the city, the Bloody Mary has been annoying a new vogue. First created at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in 1921 the original is a large glass filled with a thin tomato juice, a good shot of vodka…

The Vesper

The Vesper

Is there a stronger martini than the Vesper? Well only a Vesper made by Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes – a frozen martini glass filled to the brim with No.3 gin and Potocki vodka straight from the freezer with a dash of their own vermouth and a large orange peel – beautiful, and deadly. Created by…

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

It maybe a simple cocktail, but the Moscow Mule’s ability to refresh, thanks to the zing of the ginger, is only comparable to that of an Aperol Spritz or Pimms. Simple and quick to make all you need to serve it is plenty of ice, mint and a copper tankard, or why not give it…