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My new favourite drink, the brandy sour.

I’m not a huge fans of cocktails. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the taste rather I find they slip down a bit too quickly. That’s part of the point, of course, a good cocktail should temper the fire and … Continue reading

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I invented a cocktail – now it just needs a name

Until recently I thought that cocktails were created in the dim and distant past by bartenders called Harry or were the preserve of Heston Blummenthal-types with degrees in Mixology from Dalston Polytechnic. Now I realise that making cocktails is just like cooking. … Continue reading

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You can no more keep a Martini in the refrigerator than you can keep a kiss there.

Tor the dedicated drinker, there’s no happier time than 6pm (or sometimes 5, if I’m on childcare duty). And there’s no better ode to this magical time than a very short book by American historian Bernard DeVoto, called The Hour: … Continue reading

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