The Sherry Cobbler, a combination of sherry, sugar, oranges, berries and ice, was the US’s favourite drink in the 19th century. It also apparently occasioned the invention of the straw, originally an actual piece of straw thrust deep into the ice. This modern variation was finessed by Mr Bobby Heugel of Anvil in Houston, Texas.
Created by Mr Don Javier Delgado Corona at the La Capilla in Tequila, Mexico, the Paloma is now having a moment. (You’ll see it popping up on drinks lists more and more.) The original is fairly elaborate, but it’s a fairly simple A+B combination in essence – tequila plus grapefruit soda – and thanks to the ready availability of San Pellegrino Pompelmo these days, a cinch to prep. A dash of Aperol (or Campari if Aperol is too sweet) really gives it oomph.
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A kitsch classic, the Jungle Bird was invented in 1970s Malaysia and his since become a cult favourite in the recent cocktail revival. It’s partly due to the unusual combination of rum and Campari; partly because it’s so damn delicious; and partly because it’s so easy to make, even when half cut.
Venice is a city that has long held our imaginations in thrall. To cruise along its grand waterways or lose yourself in its maze of backstreets and bridges is to follow in the footsteps of generations of visitors. The elegantly decayed marble palazzi date back to a time when the city was a flourishing trade post for eastern spices and silks and would attract sea merchants from all over Europe.