The Balm is a fairly sophisticated cocktail. Its use of bitters may present a challenge to novice taste buds, but there’s an easy solution: the bitters can be left out for guests who don’t enjoy that flavor. Because the biggest part of a Balm is dry sherry, it’s not terribly sweet even without the bitters.
Because it’s Monday, and even good Mondays can be kind of blue, the timing is perfect to feature the Blue Monday cocktail. This is one of those really simple cocktail recipes that even beginners can put together perfectly – that’s important when it’s Monday and/or you’re blue! The last thing you want is a pick
The classic recipe for the White Lady, or Delilah, is basically a Sidecar with gin in place of brandy. But variations on it add other ingredients, which you can experiment with to find out exactly what you prefer. The overall flavor is citrus with herbal notes from the gin – light, refreshing, and neither dry
The Singapore Sling looks like a glass of Koolaid, and it tastes fruity, so the alcohol effects can sneak up on unsuspecting drinkers. The original recipe was created in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in the early 1900s, then forgotten for a while, then re-created from the memories of bartenders. Then it got completely revamped,