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.
You would like to make a gin Martini at home but are unsure exactly how to go about it. On the face of it, the Martini is the easiest cocktail to make with only 2 or 3 ingredients, starting with gin and vermouth. But a really good Martini requires precision and care. So where do you start?
Created in 1984 by the innovative Dick Bradsell when he was working as Head Bartender at Fred's Club in Soho, London this gin cocktail is redolent of the season of 'mists and mellow fruitfulness'. Not surprising then that it was born out of a nostalgia for Dick's childhood spent blackberrying on the Isle of Wight.
The colour of this cocktail is quite striking and for those of you who like a bit of fruitiness in their gin this one will hit the sweet spot. Less dry than other martini style cocktails, the lychee syrup adds fruitiness and piquancy of flavour.