Month: January 2017

Millionaire Cocktail #1.

The Millionaire Cocktail #1

The inspiration for running with this cocktail has once again come from Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails (Deluxe Edition). Haigh cites the recipe as harking from The How and When of 1937 and labels it as a Millionaire #4 although the recipe is identical to one that appears in The Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930 with the handle “Millionaire Cocktail #1”.

The Corpse Reviver No. 2

The Corpse Reviver (No. 2)

Designed as a ‘pick me up’ or hangover cure as, as the name suggests, the Corpse Reviver No. 2 is a once forgotten ‘classic’ that has returned from the land of the long dead cocktail with a vengeance. This well balanced beverage has a delicate harmony of flavours that is proving to be popular once again amongst the cocktailian set.

Have a look at The Blends of the World masterclass video

The Blends of the World Masterclass series will kick off its national tour next week. The first module for 2017 is hosted by Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall – the extremely forward thinking and talented duo behind the much hyped Sydney venue Charlie Parker’s.

Mint Julep.

The Mint Julep

The traditional serving of the Mint Julep in the Deep South was as much about the ceremony as it was the drink itself. It was served to family and guests on a hot summer afternoons with the greatest fanfare and flourish to show respect for those receiving it. The recipe varied from home to home.

Lost Luau’s Jungle Bird recipe

This drink was created not in the Caribbean, not down south in Louisiana — not even in a tiki shack on the west coast of the USA. Nope, this drink isn’t from a cocktail mecca. Instead, it’s from a place closer to home: Kuala Lumpur.

Lost Luau’s Piña Colada recipe

The most recent Piña Colada recipe we tasted was the one at Sydney tiki popup, Lost Luau. Below, we’ve got their recipe, and some advice from tiki man Tom Bulmer on how to make a great one.

Fancy Gin Cocktail

It’s in Jerry Thomas’ 1862 edition of How to Mix Drinks where you’ll find a…

Holland House

This classic Holland House recipe is as obscure a classic as you get (there’s mention of it with gin in the Savoy Cocktail Book, and earlier on, in Kappeler’s 1895 Modern American Drinks calls for rye whiskey), but with genever in the mix the drink sings.