This drink was created by Tony Conigliaro in 2001 at the Isola bar in London, England. The name apparently comes from a customer requesting a twist on a daiquiri, and when tasting it exclaiming "Oh, gosh!". It's a nice story, but it sounds a bit trite to be true. I'm a cynic though, and I'm … Continue reading Oh Gosh!
This drink was created by Joe Robinson at the Standby in Detroit, USA. It is still on the menu there. 1½ oz Blanco tequila 1 oz Lime juice 1 oz Ginger syrup ¼ oz Angostura bitters Shake all the ingredients with ice, then strain into a tumbler filled with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig … Continue reading Tick of the Clock
I work outdoors and it was recently blackberry season, so it would be lax not to make use of them in a cocktail. I've been side-eyeing the Blackbeard for a while, curious and slightly concerned about using a savoury spiced liqueur. However, I don't have aquavit. I do have some homemade kummel, and assumed the … Continue reading Blackbeard
I've had some time off recently, and I'm trying to catch up on some classics. This one was created by Harry McElhone in London, and originally contained equal parts triple sec, creme de menthe and lemon. The thought of that makes my stomach turn, but fortunately Harry moved to his own bar in Paris and … Continue reading White Lady
This is a Don the Beachcomber (Donn Beach) recipe from the early 1940s. Don(n) helped catapult the tiki movement to popularity in the mid 19th century. I've seen pictures of the drink garnished with a jet plane made of ice, which looks kind of cool but an unmitigated balls ache to make. 1.5 oz Black … Continue reading Test Pilot
I couldn't find much information on this drink, save that it was created in the 1950s. It does seem to have been on the menu of the Mai Kai, a Florida tiki haunt, since it opened in the mid '50s, so perhaps that is its origin. 1 oz Overproof dark rum 1 oz Cuban or … Continue reading Shrunken Skull
The Pegu Club was a private club for British Army officers and staff in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) in Myanmar (formerly Burma.) Following three wars, Burma was part of the British Empire until gaining independence in 1947. The club was built in the 1880s, and while I can't find when it closed, it has definitely gone … Continue reading Pegu Club