How to make a Gin and Tonic

The G&T is one of the easiest concoctions (alongside the Cuba Libre and Boilermaker) to put together. It’s literally made just using the two items in its name – gin and tonic – mixed together. Yet somehow, from this simple two-ingredient recipe, spawned countless variations enjoyed but everyone. The quality of the only components, the gin and the tonic, thus also massively affects how the … Continue reading How to make a Gin and Tonic

How to make a Boilermaker

The Boilermaker is not so much a cocktail, but rather, the whisky-and-beer version of a Soju Bomb or Jagerbomb. As you’d imagine, it simply consists of a shot of whisky and a half-filled glass of beer. However, unlike its ‘bomb’ cousins, the tradition of drinking a Boilermaker doesn’t necessarily have to involve depth charging the entire shot glass into the beer glass. It’s as fancy … Continue reading How to make a Boilermaker

How to make a classic Metropolitan

While newer cocktails have hijacked the Metropolitan name, it is the classic brandy-based Metropolitan that best stands the test of time. Like the Martini is for gin, and the Manhattan is for whisky, the Metropolitan is all about quality ingredients and balance. A good Metropolitan lets the base brandy flavors and aroma shine. Sip away and feel classy with this following recipe. Ingredients 60ml brandy … Continue reading How to make a classic Metropolitan

How to make a New York Sour

Featuring a prominent red wine float on the top, the New York Sour is one cocktail with just the right amount of fancy and accessibility, allowing you to impress guests while creating a drink most anyone will enjoy. Try it and have a taste of the Big Apple right at home. Ingredients 60ml whisky 30ml fresh lemon juice 30ml simple syrup 15ml red wine Directions … Continue reading How to make a New York Sour

How to make a Manhattan

With a name like that, it’s no surprise that the Manhattan cocktail’s birth can be traced back to New York City. It is now considered a classic, and is well-known in bars around the world. It’s a drink whisky lovers will enjoy, especially if you are fond of cocktails like a Negroni or an Old Fashioned, as similar ingredients are used. Here’s a recipe to … Continue reading How to make a Manhattan

How to make a Boulevardier

Essentially a Negroni made using whisky instead of gin, the Boulevardier is one easy-to-make cocktail we find many will become fans of once they’ve tried one. Like its gin counterpart, it’s a spirit-forward drink, allowing the base alcohol to shine if balanced well. So make sure to watch your proportions and use good ingredients in this one, especially with the whisky. Ingredients 45ml whisky 30ml … Continue reading How to make a Boulevardier

How to make a Vesper

A drink originated in the fictional world of James Bond, the Vesper (or Vesper Martini) is essentially a twist on a classic Martini, with no olives and with vodka added into the mix. According to the book Casino Royale, where the drink was first mentioned, Bond enjoys this spirited drink shaken, not stirred (as he often does). While the general rule of thumb is to … Continue reading How to make a Vesper

How to make a Cosmopolitan

One of the most popular vodka-based cocktails out there, and made famous in the ’90s by movie Sex and the City, the pink-hued Cosmopolitan (or Cosmo, as it’s affectionately called) that’s commonly served in a Martini glass, has the reputation for being the modern career woman’s drink. Today, we think anyone and everyone should enjoy it. Here’s how. Ingredients 45ml vodka 15ml Cointreau 15ml fresh … Continue reading How to make a Cosmopolitan

How to make a Sidecar

Probably the most enjoyed cognac-based sour drink out there, the Sidecar has amassed a discerning fan base thanks to its fine balance of brandy aromas and a moreish, citrusy tang. Getting the proportions right is key, as one of the key ingredients, fresh lemon juice, can easily over sour the drink. But follow this recipe below (make personal adjustments if you must) and you’ll be … Continue reading How to make a Sidecar

How to make a Margarita

Refreshing, moreish and packing a punch, it’s little wonder why the Margarita is the go-to drink for many. It’s familiar yet comes in enough variations to keep things interesting, and can be simple or complex depending on how far you want to take the recipe. Here, we offer an easy, flexible way to make it at home. Ingredients 60ml tequila 30ml fresh lime juice 15ml … Continue reading How to make a Margarita