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The Champs Elysees combines two great Gallic spirits, cognac and green Chartreuse, a herbal liqueur. Add some lemon juice, sugar syrup and bitters and you have yourself a very elegant cocktail.View recipe
A Tipperary Cocktail is a Bijou with an Irish twist. Replace the gin with Irish Whisky to create this delicious cocktail.View recipe
A Bijou is a cocktail made with gin, vermouth and chartreuse. It is thought to have been invented by Harry Johnson, writer of the Modern Bartender′s Manual -1900. The cocktail is called Bijou (French for jewel) because it combines the colours of three jewels; gin for diamond, vermouth for ruby and chartreuse for emerald.View recipe
A gin-based cocktail that was listed on the menu of the Detroit Athletic Club in 1916. It fell out of favour but enjoyed a renewed popularity after being rediscovered by the bartender Murray Stenson in 2004 during his tenure at the Zig Zag Café.
The Last Word is made up of equal amounts of gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and freshly pressed lime juice and has a pretty pale green hue. It’s a sharp, pungent drink and a good palate cleanser.View recipe
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Fragrant and short, the Bramble is a cocktail created by the legendary bartender Dick Bradsell in the 1980s in London. A great spring cocktail, mixing gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, Crème De Múre, and crushed ice.
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 Glad Eye cocktail is a greenish coloured drink made from crème de menthe and Pernod. Served chilled in a cocktail glass, it’s a very distinctive drink that you will either love or hate