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How To Make A Cocktail Like An Expert

August 2016Words by Mr Barrie Wilson

Illustrations by Mr Joe McKendry

There are four things the modern gentleman should be able to do: change a tyre, tie a bow tie, start a fire and, most importantly, mix a great cocktail. You may feel that the latter is probably the most difficult to achieve, but with a little practise and a lot more confidence, this could prove to be a valuable and impressive tool.

There are many classic cocktails you could choose from to be part of your repertoire (see below for a few recipes to get you started), but for maximum effect you need to make a bespoke creation that reflects whoever you’re trying to impress.

Here are the main things to consider when crafting your drink: