Blackbeard

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

White Lady

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

Pegu Club

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