Drinks # Classic Cocktails

Alexander, part 2: Hold the Cream!

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It seems like we can’t let go of the Alexander, and the riddle it presents: How to counter its obscene sweetness? And how about skipping the cream? A small study of balance and obscure ways to lend it.

New and Improved! The GIMLET

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It’s a fixture in the pantheon of “Classic Drinks”, one of those cocktails no bartender in the world has to check the recipe for when it’s ordered: the Gimlet. After all, it only has a few ingredients and it’s been at home in most cocktail menus forever. But is the Gimlet still relevant today? Let’s find out.

FIVE! Drinks with Tea

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Tea is not just the beverage of choice among teetotalers. Its also a product of complexity and flavor, making it an intriguing ingredient for any bartender.!–more– Here are FIVE! beverages equally suited for the tea room or the cocktail bar. Friday night and they’re lined up 4-deep at the bar, standing and shouting orders to warm the cockles of any b…

Who came up with the brilliant Gin Basil Smash?

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The Gin Basil Smash has truly catapulted its way onto bar menus around the world. But who was really behind this cocktail phenomenon? Find out in this background story, where we reveal the true history of the Gin Basil Smash.