Luke S

since March 2011


Poet's Dream Cocktail 3 Nov 2011
3:00 pm

I can’t help but notice that with this addition The Cocktail Spirit has now featured three drinks with virtually the exact same ingredients of benedictine, gin, and dry vermouth (The Poet’s Dream, the Caprice, and the Cabaret).

The proportions are different (though pretty close between the Caprice and Cabaret), and different bitters are used I suppose, but it’s funny they all have different names rather than just being “variations” of one cocktail. The three ingredients certainly do combine well though.

Daiquiri Cocktail 30 Aug 2011
1:45 pm

Hi Charlotte,

Wouldn’t a third important reason to shake/stir be to add water / bring down the proof of the drink?

Glad to have another cocktail aficionado posting videos / recipes here on small screen network. The more, the better.

Monstre Verte Cocktail 8 Mar 2011
10:00 am

Regarding the French name of the drink, while Jamie pronounces it correctly, I believe the title as listed above should not have an “e” at the end of “vert” (because “monstre” is masculine, not feminine). So it should be “Le Monstre Vert.”

Great drink!

East India House Cocktail 15 Mar 2011
3:55 pm

Hi Robert - I’m curious as to why the recipe here differs from the recipe in your book (which includes rum, orange bitters instead of aromatic, and no maraschino).

Love the show, btw.