All of our Rustic Reserve Cocktails – as indeed most cocktails worldwide - have their origins in the Savoy Cocktail Book – the bible of the 1930s high society in the UK, specifically London.
The Savoy Cocktail Book
First published by Constable & Co, London 1930, latest edition 2014 by Constable & Co. – available at good bookstores and Amazon.co.uk
Gin cocktails conjure up Martinis, Gimlets, Negronis, Gin Fizz, Slings, Rickeys, and also James Bond, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby. And now we have sloe and cornel gin cocktails, based on the originals but with added fruity freshness for summer drinking.
We present our favourite cocktails here – and invite all bartenders to join our Cocktail Competition by creating their own flagship variants.