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 Margarita

The Margarita

By the standards of many of the classic cocktails the Margarita is a baby. The first known published recipe for it is found in the December 1953 Esquire magazine though the drink can find its roots earlier in other tequila drinks. Whether you go with Triple Sec or Cointreau is a personal taste. You can…

Porn Star Martini

Porn Star Martini

“Two Porn Star Martini please.” And with that she walked off followed by her husband to a table further along the terrace and the three of us set about laughing in delight. You see this was the last thing any of us expected to hear as we sat on the bar terrace of the Hotel…

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…