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BarChef: Tales from the Crypt

A delicious spirit-forward cocktail that truly embodies Autumn. With the depth of the Cognac, elements of the star anise syrup and the addition of the Balsam Fir Bitters or Fernet Branca, it provides spiced nuances and complexity with an amazing…

Bourbon Mint Julep

Bourbon Mint Julep

Bourbon Mint Julep You don't have to love the ponies to enjoy this classic version of the fabled Mint Julep.  INGREDIENTS • 2 parts Woodford Reserve • 1 part water • 4 sprigs fresh mint • 1 tsp sugar DIRECTIONS…

Bourbon Cocktail

My Buffalo Thai

My Buffalo Thai This Buffalo Trace Bourbon cocktail gets a sweet, fruity boost from pineapple and Southern Comfort.   INGREDIENTS 1 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon 1 oz Southern Comfort 2 oz Pineapple juice 0.5 oz Lime juice 0.5 oz Orgeat…

Celtic Buck

Celtic Buck The Celtic Buck is a three-ingredient Irish classic. This modern twist combines Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whisky, lime, ginger beer and mint for a perfect summer refresher. INGREDIENTS • 2 oz of Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey •…

Beeswax-Aged Cocktails

If the COVID-19 pandemic is an SOS from Mother Earth, as some say, then it’s a cry that has driven many of us to drink. But what if we could respond—and do our bit to help the planet’s ecological crisis—with…

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned One of the great whisky cocktails, the Old Fashioned is as relevant today as it was 200 years ago. This simple, updated formula is a perfectly balanced take on the venerable classic. INGREDIENTS • 2 oz. Lot No.…

Peach Highball

Peach Highball This recipe may take some time, but you'll be thrilled with the results. A combination of fresh sous vide peach, black tea, cinnamon and thyme, this is the cocktail you didn't know you needed. RECIPE  50ml Johnnie Walker…

Kensington Shuffle

Kensington Shuffle A cocktail for the adventurous and those who appreciate a twist on the whisky sour. Fresh but not too sweet, and like all things BEARFACE it has some unexpected flavours. INGREDIENTS 2 oz BEARFACE 7 yr Triple Oak…

Amber Bruce’s Boulevardier Cocktail

I was originally taught a 1:1:1 ratio, but it always seemed a little off to me. The whisky would get lost, and the balance was off. So I rejigged it to be heavier on the whisky while relaxing the Campari and…

The Herradura Margarita

Swim against the tide on National Margarita Day with La Ciudad. Featuring Ancho Chili Liqueur and Chocolate Bitters, it deserves a place on your favourite tequila cocktails list.

The Black Diamond

Introduced to me by one of my mentors, Robin Goodfellow, this is an oldie but a goodie. It represents the very close relationship I have with cocktails that are simplistic in ingredients yet complex in flavour. I’ve always admired forgotten classics…

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