Monthly Archives: September 2011

Cocktail of the Week – Golden Russian

It’s been many years since I’ve seen The Big Lebowski. But it’s remained in my memory since I saw in a small cinema in Edinburgh inĀ 1998 – a tale of one man’s battle to get his carpet cleaned, against a … Continue reading

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Look! It’s the Goodyear Blimp!

(No apology for the Bill & Ted reference) I was visiting one of my employer’s London offices last week when I looked out the window and exclaimed, “Look! It’s an airship!” Once I’d calmed down, one of my colleagues confirmed … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week – French 75

I’d like to start this week’s blog with a note of thanks to my brother in law’s girlfriend, who was kind enough to give me a copy of “The Bartender’s Standard Manual”, which contains over 700 cocktail recipes. And one … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week – RAC

As F Scott Fitzgerald wrote, the past is a different country – they do things different there. It’s something that is occasionally brought to mind as I look at the cocktails of yesterday. The most prominent example is Prohibition. It … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week – Gin Highball

As the Cocktail of the Week thread has continued over the months, some trends have emerged, beyond the initial ground rule that only classic cocktails were to be covered. One has been that most of the cocktails featured have been … Continue reading

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