Bloody Mary

A drink which is famous for recovery from drinking other drinks the night before. Its origins are not clear, being claimed by various establishments in different countries at different times. Even the most obvious inspiration for the name (Mary I of England)  is apparently not certain. Anyhow, this is a mainstay of brunch in the … Continue reading Bloody Mary

Merchant of Venice

I have now bought a bottle of Aperol, as a gateway into the world of bitter drinks. This looks great in the bottle, but then so does Campari. I got the recipe from Difford's Guide. Difford identifies the Oriental in Barcelona as the origin of the drink, but doesn't name a creator. It is no … Continue reading Merchant of Venice