A speakeasy by the beach? It might not be the style of bar you most…
Invented by Harry Craddock on February 29, 1928, the Leap Year Cocktail is a drink said “to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail that has ever been mixed.”
Copper Dog is a unique blend of eight single malts inspired by Speyside and the Copper Dog pub at the Craigellachie Hotel, located on the idyllic banks of the river Spey in the Scottish Highlands.
Maybe Sammy is billed as a grand hotel bar sans the actual hotel. And that’s where the bar team — which has to be one of Australia’s finest — comes in.
This Clubland Cocktail dates to 1937’s Café Royal Cocktail Book, put together by William J Tarling. There’s some 24 or so vodka cocktails in Tarling’s book, and one of the most striking is this one.
Not all cocktails need to be eye-watering mixes of overproof spirits; sometimes a couple of quality liqueurs and a judicious splash of citrus is all you need to create a complex, intriguing cocktail, like this one here: Buckley’s Chance.
The Bambú is a drink that’s a little lighter in the booze quotient, and combines aromatised wines with mezcal and the new bartending ingredient du jour, Italicus Rosolio de Bergamotto.
Just who comes up with these worldwide day of drink celebrations, we don’t know, but we do know that we’re looking forward to World Whisky Day on Saturday the 19th.