Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cocktail of the Week – Negroni

Since Cocktail of the Week started, a couple of themes have emerged: 1) The origins of cocktail names are often obscure; 2) What am I going to do with that bottle of Campari I bought? Fortunately, this week’s cocktail covers … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week – Manhattan

Over time, cocktails develop variations. Different people have different ways of making the same cocktail, or someone asks for the drink to be made in a different way – hence a vodka martini being shaken, not stirred… This can be … Continue reading

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While flying off on my aforementioned holiday, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment included the first three installments of the 1940 serial “Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe“. This is just one of the dozens of 12 … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week/Fortnight – The Caesar

Right, I’m back – apologies for my recent silence, but I’ve been on a nice long holiday to Vancouver and Calgary in Canada. Elinor and I had a great time – we visited lots of really nice places, met lots of really nice people … Continue reading

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