One of my hobbies is building cocktails. I enjoy making them, as much as I enjoy drinking them, and almost as much as I enjoy sharing them with friends.

  • Americano

    A classic Aperitif first served in Gaspare Campari’s bar, Caffè Campari in the 1860s. Very easy to make, low alcohol level and just tastes great on a hot summer day. You’ll need: 1 part Sweet Vermouth 1 part Campari Dash of Soda water Orange peel How to make it: Add plenty of ice to a …

  • Boulevardier

    This is one of my go-tos when ordering at a new cocktail bar. It’s rarely on the menu, but any bartender worth their salt will know how to make it. Essentially, it’s a Negroni that substitutes the Gin for Bourbon and ups the ratio a bit. What you’ll need: Bourbon Sweat Vermouth Campari How to …

  • Manhattan

    You’ll need: Dash Angostura bitters 2 oz Rye or Canadian whisky 3/4 oz Sweet red vermouth Maraschino cherry (Garnish) How to make it: Stir ingredients over ice, strain and serve straight up in a cocktail glass.

  • My home bar: A Data Visualisation

    I love cocktails, and I love data. I had this data visualisation idea for a long time, and finally put it together for a party a while back. What I really like is that both the ingredients and cocktails are organised automatically optimising for shortest distance. This results in drinks with similar flavour profiles being …

  • Negroni

    Legend has it that this drink is a variation of the Americano, but “Count” Negroni (Who was not a count) found the drink to weak so asked the bartender to substitute the sparkling water with gin. This is truly one of the easiest drinks to do well, and hardest to fuck up. If you are …