Re stirring (and shaking) new life into long-forgotten cocktails
Take the Long Island Iced Teas, Cosmopolitans, White Russians, and fruity frozen daiquiris of the world for example, which either fell (hard) out of style, or just became tainted over time and should only have been relegated to the philistines—that is, until our team got their hands on them.
Recently, the BLANK mixologist team took it upon themselves to give a number of the tired and forgotten cocktail classics a little assistance, a fresh makeover with a little twist if you like. Reviving concoctions from the least-celebrated cocktailing period—the disco era and giving them a deserved second chance – a chance for them to reclaim their place behind the bar.
BLANK goes retro – complete with lava lamps , mix tapes, and neon pangalactic goggle blasters, pinball machine , big hair and vanilla ice- we are bringing back the nostalgic era of passé cocktail to a more updated an modernised look.
The daiquiri has a reputation as an overly sweet drink for sorority girls. However, its roots go back to the English naval empire, pirates, and the triangle trade. Like any good drink, it is all about the ingredients.
“The Cosmopolitan was created as a martini—but as its popularity grew, it turned into a more Kool-Aid-like drink to satisfy lighter drinkers. I took away cranberry juice and added Combier. Creole bitters lend the faint, pale pink.
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