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Feel like taking your cocktail game up a notch during your upcoming dinner soiree next weekend? Why not try recreating James Bond’s all-time favourite Vesper Martini that he suavely orders at the bar. First things first, while James Bond is a book/movie character widely known and admired by many across the world, he is fictional, and so is his favourite alcoholic drink. The Vesper Martini was first mentioned in the 1953 book “Casino Royale” and caught the hearts of many ever since. Many other cocktails and drinks were mentioned in other books from the series, but none stood out like...

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Even as we enter a post-pandemic period of recovery, it’s safe to say that Chinese New Year this year will look a little different than what we’re used to. Prioritising safety and health doesn’t necessitate curtailing your celebrations. With a little bit of creativity, you can kickstart Chinese New Year celebrations this 2021 with cocktail making at home.   A little bit about Chinese New Year Also called the Lunar New Year, it typically begins with the new moon occurring between the end of January and end of February - lasting approximately 15 days. Cleaning and decorating the house, having reunion...

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Proper Bloody Mary Photo Credit by Proper Twelve Whiskey A taste of a new Bloody Mary by Proper Twelve 700ml enjoy! Ingredients 10/20 ml Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey  30ml parts Tomato Juice 10ml Lemon Juice 4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce 1 bar spoon Pickle Juice 1/2 bar spoon Horseradish Squeeze of Lime Juice 1 pinch Celery Salt or Table Salt 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper Steps to Make It Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, and olives and you will be ready to serve...

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The Winter Storm Serve Photo credit from: Glenfiddich Our best minds got together to discover the perfect compliment to this already extraordinary expression. And this is what they discovered. Leave the frozen grape to thaw gently in the whisky. When you’ve finished, eat the grape to enjoy a satisfying sweet crunch of the crisp fruit, steeped in the flavours of Winter Storm. Ingredients Preferred amount of Winter storm Frozen grape Frozen Glass Steps to Make It Freeze your glass, Freeze your grape, Add in preferred amount of winter storm. Stir them.

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Sidecar Cocktail A taste of the roaring twenties, the Martell Sidecar balances sweetness, citrus high notes and the warm elegance of Martell cognac infused in it Ingredients 20ML Martell cognac (Martell Red Barrel or even Martell Cordon Bleu) 10ml Lemon juice 10ml Cointreau 1 orange slice Ice Steps to Make It Put a few ice cubes into the shaker and add the Martell cognac, lemon juice and triple sec. Shake the ingredients together and pour into a cocktail strainer glass. Squeeze the orange peel over the cocktail and its ready to serve and impress your guess

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