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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