Category: Cocktail Recipes

Search through our drink archives to learn about cocktails, spirits, wine and beer from industry leaders and experts across the globe.

Our cocktail recipes come from our team here at Gastronomer Lifestyle and have a strong focus on homemade ingredients. Alongside in-depth historical classic cocktail recipes, we also have many signature cocktails from our guests of industry leaders and experts who join us On The Back Bar podcast. Alongside this, Christopher Menning showcases some of his award-winning cocktails, from his decade in the hospitality industry.

Classic cocktail recipes are world-renowned and we take a closer look at each one. We learn how the martini came to be and why James Bond ordered the Vesper. And we learn the subtle nuances of the Old Fashioned taking apart its blueprint.

With our network of drink professionals, we offer some of their cocktail recipes given to us. From Martin Hudak’s La Finca coffee cocktail to Caroline Rosen’s twist on a sidecar.

Our ‘Cocktail Recipes at Home’ Ebook share some of the delicious cocktails on the site, given you a chance to see the recipes involved before your purchase. Learn how to make a strawberry and basil smash or rhubarb fizz here.

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Mar 05
The Best Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

The Best Manhattan Cocktail Recipe Written by Gastronomer Lifestyle March 5th, 2024 Share this post Mastering the Classic Manhattan Cocktail: A Timeless Recipe Ah, the Manhattan. A heavyweight cocktail that has stood the test of time. Named after the New York City borough, the Manhattan cocktail is a spirit-forward recipe calling for Whiskey, vermouth and […]

Jan 15
No Alcohol, No Problem

No Alcohol, No Problem Written by Gastronomer LifestyleIn Partnership with Giffard Innovator Issue, 2024  Share this post As F&B consumers move towards increasingly health-conscious lifestyle choices, Giffard equips bartenders with high-quality alcohol-free liqueurs to boost their non-alcoholic menus. Maison Giffard has been in the liqueurs and syrups game since 1885, producing some of the most […]

Jan 02
The Last Word Cocktail Recipe

The Last Word Cocktail Recipe Updated by Gastronomer Lifestyle  Jan 2, 2022 Share this post The Last Word Cocktail History The Last Word cocktail is a classic pre-prohibition drink with a heavy blend of sweet, sour and herbaceous notes. The drink was created by famous monologist, Frank Fogarty at the Detroit Athletic Club in 1915.  […]

Oct 27
How to Make the Best Margarita Cocktail Recipe at Home

How to Make the Best Margarita Cocktail Recipe at Home Written by Christopher Menning | August 26, 2021 Share this post Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email How to Make a Margarita Cocktail A good margarita recipe depends on choosing the right ingredients. So stay away […]

Aug 11
Apple Mint Gin Recipe

Apple Mint Gin Recipe Written by Christopher Menning | August 12, 2021 How To Make Apple Mint Gin Apple mint (Mentha suaveolens) is often seen as a weed, most likely because of its aggressive growing but I find the flavour to be incredible compared to its perennial cousins. It has a more pronounced flavour and […]

Jul 25
The Best Espresso Martini Recipe

How to Make the Best Espresso Martini Recipe Written by Christopher Menning | July 26, 2021 Share this post Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Espresso Martini Recipe Where is the Espresso Martini from? This caffeine-fueled cocktail can be traced back to 1983 and has made […]

Jul 12
Collins Cocktail With Old Duff Genever.

Collins Cocktail with Old Duff Genever Written by Christopher Menning | August 2, 2021 Share this post Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Duff in Bangkok When most people think of Genever they tend to think of gin first but as Philip Duff explains to us, […]

Jul 10
Martini Cocktail Recipe & History

Martini Cocktail Recipe & History Written by Christopher Menning | July 2, 2021 Share this post How To Make A Martini The Martini cocktail has been the queen of mixed drinks in bars and pop culture alike.  From H. L. Mencken calling it “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” to James Bond ordering […]

Jul 10
Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe Written by Christopher Menning  June 19, 2022 Share this post The Daiquiri cocktail is a balanced drink, simple yet perfect. A blend of rum, lime juice and sugar make this cocktail a first love for many bartenders and a national favourite in its hometown of Cuba.  Interestingly, the drink is named after […]

Jul 07
Pisco Sour Recipe

Pisco Sour Recipe Written by Christopher Menning  May 14, 2022 Share this post Pisco Sour Cocktail Recipe The Pisco Sour is a South American classic loved by the masses and fiercely contested over its origin. Chile and Peru both lay claim to the cocktail including Pisco itself!  Most accounts agree that it was American ex-pat […]

Jul 06
Rum & Coffee Martinez by Lauren Mote

Rum & Coffee Martinez by Lauren Mote Written by Christopher Menning  May 14, 2022 Share this post Culinary Odyssey Chatting to Lauren about her twenty-four years in hospitality reveals a passion for culinary practices and using it to bring people together. Lauren’s entrepreneurial spirit and love for food and drink have propelled her career forward […]

Jun 29
Best Aperol Spritz Recipe

Aperol Spritz Recipe​ Written by Christopher Menning  June 19, 2022 Share this post Classic Aperol Spritz Time for some Italian summer sipping with this refreshing Aperol Spritz recipe! Grab that bottle of Aperol, pop open that Prosecco bottle and lets mix and pretend we are in Venice watching the sun glisten on the Italian riviera. […]

Jun 03
Madame President

Madame President Written by Christopher Menning | December 2, 2019 Madame President Cocktail Recipe Jigger and Pony in Singapore is without doubt one of the best bars in Asia, even being crowned number 1 on Asia’s 50 Best Bar list back in 2019.  When we asked Jerrold Khoo, the Bar Manager at the time, to […]

May 23
Altena Spritz

Altena Spritz Cocktail Written by Christopher Menning | July 22, 2021 Share this post Easy Drinking Ocho Tequila Spritz Jesse Estes joined us for episode 10 of the On The Back Bar podcast to talk about all things Ocho Tequila and how the agave world is changing.  Jesse lent us this recipe the Altena Spritz […]

May 23
Pamplemousse

Pamplemousse Written by Christopher Menning | August 12, 2021 Non-Alcoholic Spritz Cocktail If you want to know more about non-alcoholic cocktails there is usually one person that springs to mind. Camille Vidal is known for her work promoting healthy hedonism and mindful drinking over at Maison Wellness.  The founder of La Maison Wellness a mindful […]

May 23
Tropical Floradora

Tropical Floradora Written by Christopher Menning | June 2, 2021 Porter’s Old Tom Cocktail Jack Wareing joined us for episode 35 of the On The Back Bar podcast and gave us this tasty cocktail recipe using Porter’s Tropical Old Tom. Jack is a part of the Porter’s gin family and has helped its growth and […]

Mar 01
Honey Drip Covfefe Cocktail

Honey Drip Covfefe Written by Chulapat (Jun) Chareonloet | December 2, 2019 This is a simple twist from the classic cocktail Bee’s Knee. A classic cocktail during the prohibition era. The phrase bee’s knee was a slang during the prohibition for “The Best”. The cocktail has 3 ingredients; gin, lemon juice, and honey. With the […]

Jan 29
Momotaro Cocktail

Momotaro Cocktail Written by Chulapat (Jun) Charoenloet | January 22, 2021 Share this post The Momotaro Story This week, besides a cocktail recipe, we will explore the Japanese Folktale, Momotarō, a story that I inspired me to make this cocktail.  As one of the Thai boys who grew up in the 90s, we grew up […]

Jan 23
Kanom Tuoy Talai

Kanom Tuoy Talai Written by Chulapat (Jun) Charoenloet | January 2, 2021 Share this post Thai Desert Cocktail Recipe Kanom Tuoy Talai, commonly known as ‘Kanom Tuoy’, is a coconut rice custard. It’s one of the traditional Thai desserts that can be easily found in all regions of Thailand. Strangely, you can find this dessert […]

Apr 10
La Finca Cocktail by Martin Hudak

La Finca By Martin Hudak Written by Christopher Menning | August 2, 2021 Share this post I had specific single-origin cream for my Irish coffee, and when I tasted it, it was like vanilla. creamy, chocolatey, raisiny. It was delicious. Martin Hudak The Results of a Coffee Obsession. What does It take to be in […]

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