The classic martini is making a comeback, starting with this traditional recipe served to your guests with your complete set of cocktail equipment from Kitchen Warehouse.
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The origins of the Margarita are as cloudy as this exciting, refreshing cocktail itself. We don’t know whether it was ‘Pancho’ Morales who made the first Margarita at Tommy’s Place Bar in 1942 or whether it was invented for Mexican showgirl Rita de la Rosa in 1938 as claimed by Tequila maker Jose Cuervo. One thing we do know, however, is that the time to enjoy an exciting, refreshing Margarita is right now, so pull out your tequila, pop on your Sombrero and get mixing.
This strong pick me up, a favourite for early evening, has several origin claimants. The earliest is Fernand Petiot who claims to have invented the Bloody Mary in 1921 at the New York Bar in Paris which later became Harry’s New York bar and a frequent haunt of Ernest Hemingway, among others. However Petiot later admitted he had actually refined the original tomato juice and vodka, named and created by comedian George Jessel in 1939 during a visit to the 21 club in New York.
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Australians have taken the Espresso Martini to heart after it was invented in London in the 1980’s. The story goes that a now-famous model came in to the bar of Dick Bradsell, inventor of other modern classics such as The Bramble. Her request for a particular type of drink resulted in this fabulous cocktail that will both a make a hit and give you a hit. Stock yourself up with all your vital cocktail making equipment at Kitchen Warehouse, including a fantastic range of glasses for all drink occasions. Check out our Cocktail Equipment buying guide and glassware guide for more information.
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Created in Havana and traced to El Draque – the famous explorer Sir Francis Drake – the first sip of your Mojito invokes memories of steamy summers and long hot evenings by the pool. Flavoured with mint and lime, muddled to release the full flavours, this fresh, tangy cocktail is a current favourite in all the places to be seen.
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Start the night with a bang with the intense Negroni, a martini derivative served in a crystal tumbler with a slice of orange. The Negroni was created in Florence in 1919 at Carre Casoni, for Count Camillo Negroni who asked for his favourite Americano be strengthened with gin – an orange garnish replaced the lemon garnish to differentiate it. Stock yourself up with all your vital cocktail making equipment at Kitchen Warehouse, including a fantastic range of glasses for all drink occasions.
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Watermelon and Bacardi is a perfect combination, enhanced by the tang of fresh lime and mint.
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