Cocktails are fun. But did you know cocktails have history? Read on to find out how to make your favourite gin cocktails and learn more about their history. Discover new recipes and experiment with the world of gin cocktails.
In this riff on the classic French 75, I have substituted the fresh lemon juice for cranberry juice to make a Cranberry French 75! I think the dry tartness of cranberries works very well with champagne when softened by a touch of simple syrup.
This Lemon Meringue Pie cocktail recipe combines my love of making cocktails with my love of baking. When baking recently it occurred to me that the flavours of one of my favourite desserts would go very nicely in a cocktail. A few experiments later and here it is. You don't need to be an expert baker/mixologist with fancy ingredients to create this cocktail at home. Just a little time and patience.
The Clover Club is a pre-Prohibition cocktail with a hazy past like a lot of the early cocktails. Seen as something of a 'ladies' drink due to its unashamed pinkness it fell out of favour as the twentieth century progressed. Thankfully the Clover Club is back on the cocktail menu and is an easy cocktail for the home bartender to make.