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Created in the 1920s by Harry MacElhone, owner of Harry′s New York Bar in Paris, the Monkey Gland is a gin-based cocktail made with orange juice, grenadine and absinthe.
Apparently, the cocktail was inspired by the experiments of Russian scientist Serge Voronoff. Long before Viagra, Voronoff was experimenting with various implants, the most famous of these was the grafting of monkey testicle tissue to human testicles. His hopes were to increase longevity, but his rather shocking technique only received considerable ridicule.View recipe
No surprises that this cocktail originates from Hawaii. Simple and summery; a cocktail that will remind you of far flung holidays.View recipe
The Bronx Cocktail is named after the well-known New York Zoo and was rated number three in "The World′s 10 Most Famous Cocktails in 1934".View recipe
The Doctor Cocktail combines fresh lemon and orange juice with Swedish Punsch. Simple, sweet and deliciousView recipe
A Zombie is a cocktail made of rum, liqueur and fruit juices and first appeared in America in 1934. It increased in popularity soon after the 1939 New York World′s Fair and is still ordered around the world today.View recipe
The Vodka Cranberry is so simple to make, with tart cranberry and fresh lime combined with sweet orange juice.View recipe
An Orange Blossom is a simple gin-based cocktail that includes orange juice and sweet Vermouth. Easy to make with just a few ingredients, this cocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser.View recipe
A Fluffy Duck is a creamy cocktail containing gin, advocaat and orange liqueur and some consider it to be a good hangover cure. Served in a highball glass, it packs a punch; try it the next time you are feeling delicate after overindulging.View recipe
A Vodka Sunset is a pretty summer cocktail that is so easy to make at home; a great party drink.View recipe
Sex on the Beach is a cocktail that contains vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice. Generally considered a summer cocktail, it is a popular holiday drink and an International Bartenders Official Cocktail.
There are several stories about the cocktail’s origins, one being that it was first created in Florida in the spring of 1987 at the same time peach schnapps hit the scenesView recipe
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A Mint Julep is a Bourbon based cocktail that also contains sugar syrup, crushed ice, and of course, fresh mint. It is thought that the Mint Julep originated in the southern United States, during the eighteenth century.
Traditionally, spearmint is the mint of choice used in a Mint Julep, especially if you come from Kentucky. However, there are plenty of recipes that just call for the use of mint leaves, not specifically spearmint.
Traditionally drunk at Christmas time, the Snowball was particularly popular in the 1970s, but made a comeback in 2012 after Nigella Lawson admitted to being partial to one.
A Snowball is a mixture of Advocaat and lemonade and as with so many cocktails, there are a variety of differing recipes. The addition of gin is a warming surprise and really adds to the flavour. Buying a shop bought commercial version of Advocaat is fine, making it yourself really isn’t necessary.
The Honeysuckle is a simple cocktail to make, with just 3 ingredients