My Creations

My own personal contributions to the World of Cocktails

World’s End

World's End The World's End is another of my own creations.  This Whiskey Sour variant introduces a range of autumnal fruit flavours to the original.  Blackberry.  Cherry.  Apricot.  This makes for a highly complex Sour, richly fruity and with many layers of...

Breakfast Martinis

The Breakfast Martini is a modern classic Martini Variant created by the great Salvatore Calabrese in 1996.  It is effectively a White Lady enhanced by the addition of marmalade.  Giving it a tangy, almost Sweet and Sour aspect.  It has spawned numerous variants since...

Fukushima Martini

The Fukushima Martini is a drink I created for my good friend Li Yan in 2011 to suit her tastes.  She loves Dirty Martinis and hot chilies.  So I came up with this for her – the dirtiest, spiciest Martini you’d ever want to see.  I used to let her select the chili she...

Dragon Boat Martini

The Dragon Boat Martini is a pleasant, bright green Neo-Martini designed with Oriental influences for mass appeal.  It is also highly illustrative of the process whereby new cocktails are created.  As such it makes an excellent case study. Dragon Boat Festival I...

Frisky Vixen

The Frisky Vixen is one of my most popular creations.  She is a tall, rum based cocktail combining the tropical flavours of lychee, passion fruit and pineapple. Her name catches readers' eyes.  Her combination of tropical flavours in an approachable, tall and fruity...

Nutbuster

The Nutbuster is one of my own creations, and is a variant on the Amaretto Sour.  It is a complex Sour, meaning that it has multiple alcoholic flavouring ingredients instead of just the one.  In the Nutbuster's case this involves the addition of Limoncello and the...

Sloe Sour Bitch

Sloe Sour Bitch The Sloe Sour Bitch is my signature cocktail.  It is without a doubt the most popular and most iconic of my creations.  It's one of those cocktails that really has it all.  It's got the taste, the name and the looks.  Quick and easy to make alone or by...

Elderberry Collins

Elderberry Collins The Elderberry Collins is one of my own additions to the Light and Refreshing taste profile.  While not one of my absolute best creations, it has proved enduringly popular over the years in several different bars. I originally created it to fill a...

Couldn’t Give a Fig!

Couldn't Give a Fig! Sometimes we just don't give a fig. Continuing with our exploration of Daiquiri variants, I'm introducing one of my own creations - Couldn't Give a Fig!  It's a good cocktail, though not one of my best or most popular creations.  However, it...