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.
Tag: Dale DeGroff
The chat is being moderated by Robert Simonson, drinks writer for The New York Times and the guy who literally wrote the book on The Martini Cocktail.
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.
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.
DeGroff was in Australia in August for De Kuyper’s The Works program and got around to share his story with bartenders across Australia; here we talk to him about his extraordinary career.