since August 2011 job Bartender and Waiter


Applejack Fix Cocktail - Punch For One 10 Oct 2013
1:01 pm

Look at that trendy Bartender Shake you’ve developed, Robert!

La Paloma Cocktail 28 Sep 2013
6:10 am

I too make mine like a Collins.

Something along the lines of
2oz Tequila Reposado
0.5oz Lime
0.5oz Grapefruit Juice
a “Squirt” of Agave Syrup
Top with Dry lemonade (Fever-Tree)

I put a Maldon rim around the glass and garnish with a grapefruit peel.

Deshler Cocktail 17 Aug 2013
5:57 am

I’ll admit that bitters on their own can be hard to stomach, but I’d implore you to look through Beta Cocktails for some progressive, but genuinely tasty cocktails with bitters as either a base or a main ingredient.

Bainbridge Island Iced Tea 8 Apr 2013
9:40 am

I’m encouraged to see so many left overs - presumably that means lots of videos.

Old Fashioned Cocktail 2 Jun 2012
4:36 pm

Yeah, let’s give Zooey Deschanel here her own show.

White Lady Cocktail 31 May 2012
8:25 am

That jigger is the Oxo Good Grips Jigger.

Great video, Robert.  Really happy to see updates again.

The Negroni Cocktail 3 Feb 2013
5:37 pm

Punt e Mes in a Negroni works a lot better than Carpano Antica Forumula, that I find overpowers everything.  It would the Oxley in this case.
Punt will give you turbo-charged, very bitter aperitif.

Poet's Dream Cocktail 1 Nov 2011
9:02 am

No orange bitters?  Shocking, given the style of drink and period.

However, this seems like a great Benedictine cocktail and I’ll certainly be giving it a try.  Thanks!

Espresso Martini Cocktail 28 Sep 2011
3:09 am

Ah, the Espresso Martini:  A close second in the list of “Drinks Bartenders Hate to Make” after the mojito, of course.
Tasty drink, however and probably the only sweet drink I’ll order.

Also Charlotte, if you don’t mind the question;  where are you from?  I’m having struggle pinpointing your accent.

Unusual Negroni Cocktail 20 Sep 2011
1:55 pm

Looks lovely.
This drink has inspired me to use up my bottle of RinQuinQuin before it goes bad.  I just tried the bottle and it’s still okay but I’ll have to rush.
I think it would work well in this drink, with the peach of the RinQuinQuin complementing the Aperol quite nicely.

Metropole Cocktail 14 Sep 2011
6:31 pm

Cue people complaining about Martini…

Royalist Cocktail 11 Sep 2011
9:07 am

Funny you should have the problems you’ve had ordering a martini.  I’ve had people ask me for a “dry martini.”  It was only after confused stares when I asked what their favourite gin was that I came to the realisation they wanted Martini Extra Dry on ice with lemon.
Usually this is a problem with Eastern Europeans.

Fourth Regiment Cocktail 1 Sep 2011
6:49 am

Haven’t compared the Celery Bitters to each other, but after trying Fee’s Orange and TBT Orange found the latter to be far superior.

I will certainly be buying the bigger bottle to fill my own Travel Set back up when it runs low.

Fourth Regiment Cocktail 1 Sep 2011
3:20 pm

Fee’s Orange is certainly very sweet (Not as much as their Peach, which I could probably drink neat) and I’m putting this down to the high level of glycerin used in Fee’s products combined with the subsequent lower ABV.

I bought Angostura Orange because it was cheap - <£6 - compared to TBT at more than double that.  However if I could have tasted them both, I would have saved up for TBT.  It just seems more rounded.  Exactly like orange oils.

I’m yet to try Regan’s.

Black Hawk Cocktail 23 Aug 2011
5:06 am

Hi, I had to finally join up after watching nearly every video on the side.

Interesting looking and simple cocktail, Robert.  Luckily Sloe Gin is easy to find in England.  Sadly we pay a premium for Bourbon…

I saw this juicer in the cookshop when I was buying.  I nearly got it, but it was £20, opposed to the Mexican juicer at £8, so I went for the cheaper one.  I was also dubious about the hinge being a pain to clean, but I’m pretty lazy!

Keep up the good work.  I wish you had more than one update per week!


Black Hawk Cocktail 25 Aug 2011
5:17 am

I know I didn’t need to, but was having so much fun, I didn’t realise I could chat to you lot as well.  I’ve learnt lots and hope to learn more.

Gordon’s Sloe is available in big supermarkets over here and usually on offer as it obviously doesn’t sell too well.  I can’t comment on it other than we use it in a Champagne cocktail at work.  Seems pleasant enough in that drink.

Black Hawk Cocktail 27 Aug 2011
5:18 am

I might just chime in from the back and express my love for The Bitter Truth’s range, too. 
I’ve got my eye on some Jerry Thomas bitters on eBay and the Grapefruit and Lemon bitters are on my “list”. 
I was talked into buying the Travel Set and now they go everywhere with me when I leave London.  It’s a brilliant product and great marketing.  I will definitely be topping them up with the genuine product when they run out.  My only complaint it I don’t have a sturdier case for them.

Black Hawk Cocktail 27 Aug 2011
7:05 am

Well, if you look here, The Bitter Truth have launched a new company for the US, where the Travel Set comes in a sturdier, if overly-kitsch tin box.

Black Hawk Cocktail 27 Aug 2011
5:17 pm

The new bitters from The Bitter Truth are still going to be made in Germany, but are going to be available in grocery stores, I think.  Something to do with TBT branded bitters being “liquors”.  You’ll understand this better than I.

I don’t carry around my bitters in London, from day today because if I want a well made cocktail, I’ll go somewhere that I know will make me a well made cocktail.  However, out of London it’s the badlands!

When are Moleskine going to produce a bitters pouch?  That would me amazing!