cocktails

How to make a Gibson cocktail

The Gibson Cocktail

“But the typical American cocktails, such as the dry martini and the even drier Gibson, have probably done more to set both sex and gastronomy back than anythin...
How to make a vodka martini

On Auden’s Vodka Martini

“‘Martini-time, time to draw the curtains andChoose a composer we should like to hear from” WH Auden, from Symmetries and Asymmetries  And onto t...
raspberry gin sour

Raspberry gin sour in Riga

A few months ago I went to Riga with a couple of friends, and we had a wonderful time exploring that fabulous city. It was quite exhausting trudging around all ...
Basil Bliss cocktail at the W bar in Verbier

Basil Bliss Cocktail

Alright - so this month's cocktail is the fresh and piquant Basil Bliss.Where did we discover this summery delight? Rather surprisingly - there's something ...
Evans and Peel

Cocktails at Evans & Peel: what larks!

One of the Saucy Dressings’ correspondents managed to find an intriguing-sounding bar with a 1930s detective theme. It would have been better if it had been in ...
Mayfair cocktail

The Mortals’ Mayfair Cocktail

A good friend and I have birthdays very close together and this year we decided to have a joint mid-birthday spree. The end of a frantic day packed with exhibit...