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A Nelsons Blood is a champagne cocktail that combines champagne with tawny port. Named after Horatio Nelson, the famous British naval officer, this cocktail is both sophisticated and unusual.View recipe
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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.
The Planter′s Punch cocktail is an International Bartenders Association Official Cocktail with dark rum, juices, grenadine, sugar syrup, and Angostura bitters. It is said that the cocktail originated at the Planters Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. The recipe for a Planter′s Punch was listed in the September 1878 issue of the London magazine Fun, and today many variations of this early recipe exist.
A complex cocktail that contains a lot of strong flavours but actually works surprisingly well.