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The Espresso Martini

We all know the feeling, it’s been a long day, you’ve been out for dinner and have had your fill. You are feeling slightly soporific and then they bring out the dessert menu. It is all a little too much for a man to bear. Fear not! There is a little trick that I picked…

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The Classic Gin Fizz Cocktail

The Gin Fizz is a classic cocktail and one of the most refreshing cocktails ever invented. Fizz Cocktails are characterised by their inclusion of a tangy acid component (usually citrus juice), soda water and an egg white. An egg white? Trust me on this one, it works. There is no hint of omelette or poached…

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The Old Fashioned cocktail

Cocktail drinking has seen it’s highs and it’s lows over the years. We all remember the cocktails that Delboy Trotter used to drink. Brightly coloured, fruity concoctions adorned with sparklers, umbrellas and all manner of flourishes that would cast doubt over the very moral fibre of those consuming them. The world of mixology has moved…

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The Anatomy of a Champagne Bottle

Girls love Champagne. Girls love men with Champagne. But I am lead to believe that there is no greater dampener of the mood than an amateurish fumble followed by a cork in the eye and a great fountain of Champagne down your best frock. It is important, therefore, that every gentleman should know his way…

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The Breakfast Cocktail

It is Saturday morning and you are enjoying your breakfast. Perhaps eggs benedict or some scrambled eggs and bacon. Whatever your choice of weekend breakfast there is only really one choice for cocktail to accompany it. Cocktail? For breakfast? Well, I’m not suggesting that you knock back a Singapore Sling or a Margarita to start…

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The Perfect Gin & Tonic

Over the years I have consumed my fair share of Gins & Tonic (I maintain that the pleural of “Gin & Tonic” is “Gins and Tonic” due to the fact that the gin is the most exciting component). Some have been fabulously refreshing, crisp and full of the very fragrance of summer itself, whilst others have…