Tom Collins

You don’t have to be an expert cocktail shaker to make a good Tom Collins. Most people will agree: it’s very hard to make a bad one. A Tom Collins is a drink for pleasure and leisure, to be enjoyed with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. The exact quantities of …

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The History of Cocktails

America might get the blame for a lot of things these days but next time you’re tempted to join in remember there’s something for which we should thank our colonial cousins: the modern cocktail! One of the earliest written references describing a cocktail appears in an American magazine from 1806, …

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Flatliner, A Layered Cocktail

Flatliners definitely aren’t for beginners! This layered cocktail can be lethal and is definitely an acquired taste with its characteristic after-burn. But as advocates will say, without the burn there is no Flatliner. To make it you need: 1 part Tequila 1 part Sambuca Tabasco sauce First pour the tequila …

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Brain Haemorrhage

Would you drink one?! The appeal of most shooters lies in their appearance. With their carefully constructed clearly-defined coloured layers, they look good as well as packing a punch. The appeal of a Bloody Brain, on the other hand, is more to do with the cringe factor: it looks as …

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Naughty but Nice Cocktails

If you’ve always fancied sex on the beach but never quite been brave enough, we’re here to help you! Cocktails with naughty names are nothing new: people were having sex on the beach in the 1960s! Maybe even your parents tried it! Many of these cocktails involve vodka, so open …

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Top 10 Cocktails

We’ve gathered together recipes for our top 10 most popular and best-known cocktails. With these basic cocktails at your fingertips, you’ll be the bartender of the year! But don’t be afraid to vary quantities and even ingredients in your search for the perfect cocktail! Cosmopolitan 1½ shots vodka 1 shot …

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