Ingredient: lemon juice
In this Root Beer Fizz, Surly’s bar manager Simon Hopkins pairs the great American spirit with another iconic American drink, A&W root beer.
What is it that propels a drink from the hands of one bartender in one bar, to becoming a bartender favourite in bars across the globe? This London Calling recipe provides some clues.
It might be hard to imagine a time when pisco was a common sight going over the bar, but that was the case back in the late 1800s in San Francisco — largely thanks to this cocktail, the Pisco Punch.
On October 4, 1957, the Space Age officially began when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik…
Mandarins are in season in Australia from around May until this month until about now (so give this recipe a go while you can still get them).
“Cocktails are compounds very much used by “early birds” to fortify the inner man, and by those who like their consolations hot and strong,” wrote William Terrington in his 1869 book, Cooling Cups & Dainty Drinks. “‘Cocktail’ is not so ancient an institution as Juleps, &c, but, with its next of kin, ‘Crusta’ promises to maintain its ground.”
Trader Vic’s Samoan Fog Cutter is a 1950s update of his original Fog Cutter, which first appeared on his menus back in the 1940s at Trader Vic’s in Oakland, California.
This Banana Daiquiri recipe is fun because it has banana in it, and who doesn’t like rum and banana and fun? Fascists and naysayers, that’s who, and lord knows you don’t want to throw in your lot with that sorry bunch.
The world of tiki drinks is many and varied. The key theme? Well, it’s that idea of getting out of the everyday, escaping, of being anywhere other than here. So, with that in mind, here’s a drink that looks a little left of centre: the Pago Pago cocktail.