Tales from the Bar

Lies, Anecdotes and Urban Myths

Screwdriver

The Screwdriver is one of the simplest cocktails known.  Just vodka and orange juice.  Nothing more.  But in terms of impact on the cocktail world, the Screwdriver punched well above its weight.  Not only did it spawn a large number of variants, like the Harvey...

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...

Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling is a true classic of the cocktail world.  This tall, reddish-pink tropical drink has captured the world's imagination for over a century.  And it has proved enduring popular with both male and female drinkers.  It looks like it should be just a...