Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe

KNICKERBOCKER COCKTAIL Recipe

The Knickerbocker cocktail is a classic cocktail from the mid-1800s that features rum and raspberries. It’s a genuine New York City drink that takes on the nickname of the city’s Dutch settlers who wore their pants-knickers-rolled up just below the knee. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 75 ml/ 2 ½ oz. gold rum
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. black raspberry liqueur (Chambord)
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Curaçao liqueur

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge and seasonal berries.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Bacardi Carta Oro rum | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Chambord liqueur | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

Hanky Panky Cocktail Recipe

HANKY PANKY COCKTAIL Recipe

The Hanky ​​Panky cocktail is a classic cocktail from the 1920s and was mixed by bartender Ada Coleman at the Savoy Hotel in London. At that time a woman as a bartender was a rarity and her spicy tart Hanky Panky developed into a cocktail classic.

INGREDIENTS

  • 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Gin
  • 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Vermouth Rosso
  • 2 dashes of Fernet Branca

METHOD

  1. Stir all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish by squeezing an orange peel over the top.

NOTES

In 1920, the actor Charles Hawtrey wanted a drink in the American bar of the famous Savoy Hotel, which should liven him up after a long working day. The bartender Ada Coleman mixed a drink especially for him, which obviously delighted him. He used the expression: “By Jove. That is the real Hanky Panky “.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany
  2. Martini Rosso | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*

Oriental Cocktail Recipe

ORIENTAL COCKTAIL Recipe

The Oriental cocktail is an old classic cocktail originally published in The Savoy Cocktail Book. While it contains no ingredients that come from the Far East (or the Orient as it was commonly called back in the day), maybe it was  quite exotic at the time.

INGREDIENTS

  • 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Rye Whiskey
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Vermouth Rosso
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Orange Curaçao liqueur
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into chilled glass.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Rye Whiskey | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Martini Rosso | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*

Corpse Reviver #2 Cocktail Recipe

CORPSE REVIVER #2 COCKTAIL Recipe

The Corpse Reviver is a group of several alcohol-containing cocktails that are said to alleviate the effects of excessive alcohol consumption.

In some cases, the expression also functions as a synonym for such pick-me-up cocktails – which also includes the Bloody Mary – as a whole, colloquially referred to as “hangover drinks”.

The Corpse Reviver #2 is the most famous version of the drink. In The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, a preparation with ¼ lemon juice, ¼  Lillet, ¼  Cointreau and ¼ Gin, as well as a dash Absinthe is recommended. The ingredients are mixed in a shaker and strained.

INGREDIENTS

  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Gin
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Lillet
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Cointreau orange liqueur
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of Absinthe

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

NOTES

The drinking of cocktails as a morning drink to revitalize has a long tradition. While today morning consumption is classified as a sign of an advanced alcoholic disease and in particular the re-introduction of alcohol in response to a hangover is not recommended, morning consumption of alcoholic beverages such as cocktails was not uncommon until the late 19th century.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany
  2. Cointreau orange liqueur | USA * | UK* | Germany*
  3. Lillet | USA | UK* | Germany*
  4. Absinthe | USA | UK* | Germany*
  5. Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*

Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Paloma Cocktail

The Paloma cocktail was created in Tequila (the town) in Mexico. Paloma is Spanish for dove. Very easy to make but very refreshing on hot summer days in Mexico.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Tequila silver
  • 7,5 ml/ ¼ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 120 ml/ 4 oz. Thomas Henry Grapefruit

METHOD

  1. Put a salt rim on your collins glass.
  2. Pour all ingredients into ice-filled glass.
  3. Stir gently.
  4. Garnish with a red or pink grapefruit wedge.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Sierra Tequila Silver | USA | UK* | Germany*
  2. Thomas Henry Grapefruit | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

The Thirsty Barber in San Ġiljan / Malta

The Thirsty Barber

On July 1st 2020 the airport of Malta opened again. So I went to Malta, to San Ġiljan on Ball Street, where bartender Tisho was waiting for me at THE THIRSTY BARBER with a surprise. He created me a cocktail to my taste. Malta is a wonderful island and THE THIRTY BARBER is a truly exceptional cocktail bar. Here is the cocktail recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva rum
  • Angostura & bitters
  • cinnamon syrup
  • liqueur of salted caramel and butterscotch
  • apple juice

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients in a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice cubes.
  3. Stir for 20 seconds.
  4. Strain into cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with flowers and fruits.

NOTES

THE THIRSTY BARBER is Malta`s first prohibition style bar. The Thirsty Barber boasts a unique cocktail list, developed by a team of qualified and experienced mixologists. One can choose from a variety of Prohibition-era cocktails, martinis and champagne cocktails, some of which are also to share. The bar’s signature cocktail also happens to be the most expensive on the island. I firmly believe that every guest visiting The Thirsty Barber has a fantastic experience.


Brandy Alexander Cocktail Recipe

BRANDY ALEXANDER COCKTAIL Recipe

The Brandy Alexander cocktail is a brandy-based cocktail consisting of cognac, crème de cacau and cream that became popular during the early 20th century. It is a variation of an earlier, gin-based cocktail called simply an Alexander. The cocktail known as Alexander today may contain gin or brandy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Cognac
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. crème de cacau (white)
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. cream

METHOD

  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake briskly.
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Sprinkle with fresh ground nutmeg.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Cognac Remy Martin VSOP | USA * | UK* | Germany*
  2. Crème de cacau (white) | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

OLD FASHIONED COCKTAIL Recipe

STORY

The Old Fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters, adding whiskey or, less commonly, Cognac, and garnishing with a twist of citrus rind. It is traditionally served in an old fashioned glass (also known as rocks glass), which predated the cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

  • 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Rye Whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • a few dashes plain water

METHOD

  1. Place sugar cube in old fashioned glass and saturate with bitters.
  2. Add a dash of plain water.
  3. Muddle until dissolved.
  4. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey.
  5. Garnish with orange twist and a cocktail cherry.

NOTES

Instead of Rye Whiskey you can also use Bourbon Whiskey.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Rye Whiskey | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Angostura bitters | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

White Lady Cocktail Recipe

WHITE LADY COCKTAIL Recipe

The White Lady Cocktail is a classic cocktail that belongs to the Sours group and is made from gin, Cointreau and lemon juice. In many recipes there is also the addition of egg white, occasionally the Cointreau is replaced by another Triple Sec. Without the egg white, the White Lady is essentially a Sidecar cocktail that uses gin instead of cognac as the basic spirit.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Gin
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Cointreau orange liqueur
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

SHOPPING LIST

  1. Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany
  2. Cointreau orange liqueur | USA * | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

Rusty Nail Cocktail Recipe

RUSTY NAIL COCKTAIL Recipe

The Rusty Nail cocktail consists of Scotch (Scottish Whiskey) and Drambuie, a whiskey-based liqueur with honey and herbs. Whiskey and drambuie are usually placed in a small tumbler in a ratio of 2: 1 and stirred cold with a few ice cubes and served on the rocks. A lemon zest twist can be used as a garnish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Scotch
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Drambuie

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a rocks glass with ice and stir.
  2. Garnish with lemon zest twist.

NOTES

Despite its purely Scottish ingredients, the cocktail is an invention from the United States, where it became popular in the 1950s. The unusual name of the cocktail is probably due to its rust-colored color. However, according to a modern legend, the name comes from the use of rusty nails in the preparation. Scottish bartenders used rusty nails to stir up revenge on rough American customers.


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