Monthly Archives: September 2011

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The De Paita Negroni

The De Paita Negroni is a short drink which was born as an aperitif, but is an excellent after dinner drink. It is the most famous and consumed cocktail in the world and the Twist from the renowned and avangarde Italian barman … Continue reading

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Origins of the name “Cocktail”

What is a Cocktail? According to the modern Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the official definition of a Cocktail is “an iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavouring ingredients.” A prettybroad definition, but it reflects the modern practice of referring … Continue reading

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Gin-Mojito

Oliver’s Twisted Gin Mojito

The mighty Mojito has taken the world by storm, See below a tantalizing cocktail using only the finest Gin. 2 ounces Oliver Twist London Distilled Gin 1 ounce lime juice 8-10 mint leaves 1 teaspoon of sugar Splash simple syrup … Continue reading

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Bronx Gin Cocktail

Oliver Twist Bronx Gin Cocktail Created in the 1920’s by Johnnie Salon in the Waldorf Astoria, amazingly Johnnie was tea total but he had a gift for creating cocktails. Ingredients 1 1/2 oz of Oliver Twist Gin 1/4 oz sweet … Continue reading

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Gin Italian Style in Genova

The Oliver Twist Gin Team has selected La Tartana to launch their London Distilled Gin in the City of Genoa, Italy. A family business, La Tartana is steeped in historical tradition going back generations. Originally opened in the 50’s they … Continue reading

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A Gin tasting in Portofino

I recently landed at the picturesque harbour of Portofino for a few hours shopping, walk about and have a few refreshing glasses of G&T in the afternoon sun. I eventually arrived at a nice small bar right beside the harbour … Continue reading

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The story that put gin into the history books (Part #1)

Lets take a look at the wonderfully colorful history that made Gin the popular spirit that it is today. Origins (no pun intended) In 1550 Professor of medicine Franciscus de la Boe set out to develop a cure for the … Continue reading

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Oliver Twist Apple Martini Cocktail

Many, many variations on the apple Martini – Calvados has been known to be used as well as apple puree. Our Oliver Twist Gin variation is so simple to make in just 2 minutes and has a sweet taste along … Continue reading

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Gin-Fiz

Gin fizz

If you fancy a cocktail thats a little different then this is for you… why not fizz it up like a fizzy thing from fizz land… Directions Pour 2 shots of Oliver Twist Gin in to a cocktail mixer then … Continue reading

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Amarosa-Cocktail

The Amarosa Cocktail

Like The Avenue, The Amarosa is originally from Cafe Royal Cocktail Book and is rather simple to make.  It only requires three ingredients: gin, kirschwasser, and the elusive Amaro Cora. 3/4 oz Oliver Twist London Distilled Gin 3/4 oz kirshwasser … Continue reading

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