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Americano Cocktail – a Recipe for Negroni without Gin

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The Americano Cocktail is a popular aperitif from Italy. It is something for mild summer afternoons. The interplay of sweet and bitter is wonderfully appetizing, the soda works as a thirst quencher, the alcohol content is not too high.  Apparently the bitter cocktail was originally called Milano-Torino, as the Campari came from Milan and the Vermouth from Turin.  The … Read more Americano Cocktail – a Recipe for Negroni without Gin

Martinez Cocktail – Best Recipe for Martini’s Daddy

The Martinez Cocktail is widely regarded as the great-grandfather of Dry Martini. Despite the fact that it calls for gin or genever, it is undoubtedly a drink based on red vermouth. This clearly distinguishes itself from cocktails like the Manhattan or Vieux Carré. The drink is first mentioned in OH Byron’s The Modern Bartender’s Guide from the … Read more Martinez Cocktail – Best Recipe for Martini’s Daddy

Bijou Cocktail – Complex Drink in a Class of Its Own

Bijou cocktail is a drink from the 19th century. It is an excellent combination of gin, vermouth and green chartreuse. This mixture is a very herbal, full-bodied, slightly sweet cocktail that makes an excellent and at the same time complex after-dinner drink. Unfortunately, Bijou cocktail has been forgotten over the course of time. At some point … Read more Bijou Cocktail – Complex Drink in a Class of Its Own

Cucumber Martini – Cool and Very Refreshing!

Cucumber Martini is yet another twist to the original Martini. Simply muddle in a few slices of fresh cucumber in the shaker and then make the Martini on it. This drink is refreshingly cool. And if you choose the right gin, that makes it even better. The Right Gin (or Vodka) The Martini is a … Read more Cucumber Martini – Cool and Very Refreshing!

Espresso Martini – The Best Known Coffee Cocktail

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The espresso martini is the most famous coffee cocktail and was invented in the 1990s by the late bartender Dick Bradsell. He was one of the defining figures of the bar scene in his time. As the story goes, a model, whom he never mentioned by name publicly, asked for a drink that would “wake … Read more Espresso Martini – The Best Known Coffee Cocktail

Dirty Martini – Delicious and Salty Take on the Martini

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The Dirty Martini is a cocktail based on the classic Martini. It gets its name from the fact that the “dirty” olive brine is added to the cocktail. You can get it mostly in the USA. In Europe for some reason it is rather frowned upon to add the brine. President Roosevelt is said to … Read more Dirty Martini – Delicious and Salty Take on the Martini

Dry Martini – Recipe Details and Ingredient Combinations

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The dry martini is the king of cocktails. It is a drink by which every bartender has to be measured and around which there are more stories than any other cocktail. More vermouth or more gin? Olive or lemon zest? Orange bitters or not? And of course the all-important question: shaken or stirred? It is … Read more Dry Martini – Recipe Details and Ingredient Combinations

White Negroni with Suze and Lillet Blanc

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A Negroni consists of gin, campari and sweet vermouth. Its trademark is the ruby ​​red color.  The White Negroni, as the name suggests, is different in both color and taste. Wayne Collins developed the Negroni twist in the early 1990s. Created in 2001 Wayne Collins invented his White Negroni at VinExpo in Bordeaux in 2001 for Plymouth … Read more White Negroni with Suze and Lillet Blanc

Negroni Sbagliato – Where Sparkling Wine Replaces Gin

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The Negroni Sbagliato or simply Sbagliato is a variation of the Negroni where we substitute gin wine sparkling white wine, such as champagne or cava. The result is a rich cocktail that is lighter than the original version. The Sbagliato was created by Mirko Stocchetto at the Basso bar in Milan in the 1960s, and the name in Spanish means wrong or incorrect. We doubt if he … Read more Negroni Sbagliato – Where Sparkling Wine Replaces Gin

Smoky Negroni – Made with Whiskey

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A good Negroni always works! No matter whether in summer in the Tuscan mountains or in snowy winter in front of the open fireplace. The interplay of the ingredients makes it unique in taste. That is why it is honored as an eternal cocktail classic. But even a cocktail VIP like the Negroni, tolerates a variation from time to … Read more Smoky Negroni – Made with Whiskey