A Spicy Umami Michelada

A London variation on the classic Mexican drink.    As I’ve said before, I don’t always drink martinis. I also like beer and lager, to name but a few alternatives. I recently wrote about the Mexican drink Micheladas and here I’ve come up with another variation. In its most simple terms, a Michelada contains beer/lager, the juice of a lime, a dash of Worcestershire sauce and a … Continue reading A Spicy Umami Michelada

A martini using gin infused with coriander/cilantro

 I have previously mentioned that Coriander (cilantro) is the Marmite of the herb world (you either love it or hate it). I have also previously mentioned that I love it. So I infused some gin with it. Coriander is already one of the flavours infused into many gin varieties, although juniper is (or should be) the dominant flavour. Being a traditionalist I would normally … Continue reading A martini using gin infused with coriander/cilantro

Some other spirits

What do you drink after you’ve consumed two martinis? You don’t want to break the Two Martini Rule. Here is a selection of spirits that you can drink without adding a mixer. Smokey, velvety Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico. ¡Salud! Kirchwasser, cherry schnapps from Germany. Prost! Deep, dark, rich, herbal and smoky, this is Balsams from Latvia. Priekā! Some schnapps from Sweden. Skål! And finally my … Continue reading Some other spirits