Blog Archive: Tag: classic-cocktails

Classic Cocktails for the January Blues

Kick those January blues to the curb with a delicious range of classic cocktails! If you are looking to improve your bartending skills and master the art of mixology, this is the very best place to start. Once you have perfected these drinks, every other drink will be a breeze! Negroni This is the cocktail… read the full article…

History of the Kir Royale Cocktail

If there is a classier, more elegant classic cocktail on offer, then we are yet to discover it. The Kir Royale is the ultimate champagne cocktail – simple, sleek and sophisticated. The best thing about it is that it is incredibly easy to replicate at home or in the bar, making it even more popular… read the full article…

History of the Planters Punch

Is there any other drink in the history of classic cocktails that is more likely to be a party-pleaser than the rum punch? Fruity and alcoholic, it can be thrown in a pitcher for everyone to help themselves! The Planters Punch is traditionally made for a single serving but the recipe can be easily adapted… read the full article…

History of the Fitzgerald

First recorded in 2002, it seems quite strange to call this a classic cocktail. Indeed, its history is not nearly as innocuous as some other drinks and it is fairly young in the cocktail world. However, it has earned its place on the classic list thanks to its delightful blend of ingredients that many have… read the full article…

History of the Old Cuban

Cuban drinks have quite a cult following in the cocktail world. Stunning cocktails including the daiquiri, mojito and el presidente were made on the small Caribbean island and are all made with locally made ingredients. While many of their best beverages were created some time ago, the admiration for these drinks has not diminished and… read the full article…

History of the Negroni

One of the most underrated classic cocktails, the simple Negroni is a potent combination of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. With only the slow melt of the ice to water it down, this is a tipple best savoured slowly, in order to ensure you can enjoy more than one! So, how did this blend of… read the full article…

History of the B52

A well-made B52 shot is certainly a work of art. Made up of a beautifully layered mix of Baileys’, triple sec and coffee liqueur, this is a shot that takes patience and precision in order to achieve perfection. It might seem like quite a modern style of shot, particularly when considering the ingredients used, but… read the full article…

The History of the Pina Colada

“If you like Pina Colada, and getting caught in the rain.” This classic cocktail has a reputation that proceeds itself, synonymous with beach holidays, tacky tourist resorts and that cheesy song! It might not be considered the most elegant of cocktails, but when the sun is shining and the music is on, it is certainly… read the full article…

The History of the Rob Roy

An irresistible combination of vermouth, Scotch whiskey and bitters, this smooth, tasty cocktail is very similar to a Manhattan. The main difference is that the whiskey of choice in a Rob Roy is always Scotch. Unlike many other classic cocktail recipes, the history of the Rob Roy is pretty well-known, with few others contesting the… read the full article…

The History of the Sex on the Beach Cocktail

Ask any professional bartender for a Sex on the Beach cocktail and you will likely be met with a slightly disdainful look – it is hardly a drink for the more discerning of cocktail enthusiasts. However, you are unlikely to come across a more refreshing and relaxed beverage. In this cold February weather, this is… read the full article…

The History of the Rusty Nail

This potent blend of scotch whisky and Drambuie was a favourite of the Rat Pack back in the 1960s, giving them the dutch courage they needed for their outrageous exploits whilst ensuring they kept their air of suaveness and sophistication. The strength of the cocktail only added to their cool façade, proving that they had… read the full article…

The History of the White Lady

The White Lady has undergone a few transformations over the years, but she has never lost her sense of elegance and style. The most modern version includes Cointreau, lemon juice, gin, sugar syrup and an egg white, ensuring that famous cloudy white colour. So where was the first White Lady created? Who Invented the White… read the full article…