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 is from the 1930s and a creation of tiki grand master Don the Beachcomber. It uses Barbancourt rum from Haiti, and is named after the country's capital. Barbancourt is a type of rum known as "rhum agricole", which is French for "agricultural rum." Agricoles are made directly from sugar cane juice, and typically … Continue reading Port Au Prince
My first daiquiri. The days are getting longer and the sun is shining, so it's time for something refreshing. I went with a sweet recipe for this, because even when something is a bit sweet, I personally find that more palatable than not sweet enough. 2 oz Light rum 3/4 oz Lime juice 3/4 oz Sugar … Continue reading Daiquiri
I've been on holiday in Turkey for a couple of weeks. I had planned to seek out some good drinks and note a bit about them, but the cocktails were pretty shocking. I honestly don't know where I got the notion that they wouldn't be; it was of course all party drinks made with cheap … Continue reading Atomic Dog
2 oz White Rum 1/2 oz Lime Juice Top with Cola Shake all the ingredients except the cola with ice then strain into a tall glass (highball) over ice. Top with the cola. A free bottle of Coke arrived with a delivery of takeaway kebabs last night. I would rather they sent ice cream, or … Continue reading Cuba Libre