Melbourne bartender from the Black Pearl, Chris Hysted, first created the Death Flip cocktail around 2010. This variation on a flip is a herbaceous mix of Blanco Tequila, Yellow Chartreuse and Jagermeister – a smooth, creamy texture with a punch of flavour.
Straining a shaken cocktail then elevates the texture by removing pips, pulp and smaller ice shards. Straining a stirred cocktail is as important, removing smaller ice shards which will add extra dilution to a spirit-forward cocktail and potentially throwing off the balance that you’ve worked hard to achieve.
As a rule of thumb (and of course there are exceptions), drinks that contain juice, cream or eggs should be shaken. A few examples are the daiquiri, whiskey sour, tom collins (best to top with soda after shaking and straining), cosmopolitan and margarita.
Find out why and what cocktails to shake. Learn how to shake a cocktail, separate a cocktail shaker and serve impressive drinks. If you follow a few simple tips then you’ll find it relatively easy shake and strain your drink.
Creation of veteran Australian bartender Grant Collins. Grant has released a cocktail book titled Mix It Up as well as open venues and tailored menus for several iconic cocktail bars such as The Collins Bar at the Hilton in Adelaide, The Powder Keg in Potts Point and most recently, Olio Kensington St.
Jeffrey Morgenthaler discovered the Jägerita back in 2008. Whilst tending a bar at a private party, professional bartender David Cordoba stepped behind to craft a Jägerita. You wouldn’t think a cocktail comprised of Jägermeister and citrus would work, but it’s surprisingly amazing.
First created at VOX Table in Austin. The original recipe can be found below whilst the video contains an adapted recipe – with no Cocchi Americano on the back bar, I improvised with a combination of sweet and dry vermouth. I was quite happy with the results.
Cocchi Aperitivo Americano is an Italian aperitif wine that debuted in 1891. Based on a foundation of Moscato di Asti, the wine is fortified and then flavored with cinchona bark, along with citrus peel, spices and other botanicals.
The Bobby Burns was first featured in the book 1700 Cocktails for the Man Behind the Bar with 3 variations. A combination of Scotch whiskey, sweet vermouth and a liqueur – no. 1 calls for Dom Benectine, no. 2 calls for Maraschino liqueur and no. 3 calls for Drambuie.
The Emerald Old Fashioned is a fascinating riff on a traditional Old Fashioned. A smooth, sweeter style of Irish whiskey accompanies a touch of herbaceous Green Chartreuse and anise-flavours from Absinthe (the original recipe calls for Genepy, a French liqueur). Surprisingly smooth considering the compilation of liqueurs.