Tag: Dale DeGroff

The Bijou cocktail.

A brief rundown of the many forms of the Bijou cocktail

The Bijou cocktail is one that’s been around since at least 1900 (and likely earlier); almost consigned to history after Prohibition, the Bijou cocktail has found favour amongst bartenders thanks to its complex, herbal, and full-flavoured profile. It’s not a drink for the faint-hearted.

Watch how to make Dale DeGroff’s Yuzu Margarita

If you got to his workshops, you might have been sipping on this Yuzu Margarita. It’s a neat little twist to the classic recipe, with the super tart yuzu juice being rounded off with a little hint of agave syrup.

Watch Dale DeGroff show off his Cosmopolitan recipe here

The bartender most associated with the Cosmopolitan recipe is Dale DeGroff. He used to be credited with the drinks invention, though he’s never claimed it; rather he “popularised a definitive recipe that became widely accepted as the standard,” he says.