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Here's to you: a classic cocktail recipe

To coincide with the launch of our cocktail capsule collection, it felt only right to provide you with a classic cocktail recipe to go with it. And seeing as it's autumn, it had to be whisky.


(Taken from a well-thumbed copy of The Savoy cocktail book)

What you will need

  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 lump of sugar
  • 1 glass of Rye Whisky
  • 1 cube of ice
  • 1 twist of lemon
  • 1 slice of orange

And what to do

1. Crush the sugar and bitters together.
2. Pour a measure of whisky into your tumbler and stir well.
3. Add the lump of ice and drop in the lemon twist.
4. Decorate with a simple slice of orange.
5. And enjoy.

See the Manhattan drinks trolley and Mayfair cocktail collection
from the autumn/winter collection.

Style tip

An Art Deco-esque bar trolley has become a bit of a must-have. They look fabulous in a living room and are at their best when they're stacked with a mix of iconic spirits and lesser-known treasures like Chase Vodka which is made at a family-run farm in Herefordshire or Blue Bottle gin from the copper stills of Guernsey. Add in a few sophisticated tumblers, a cocktail shaker, a set of jiggers and a majestic decanter filled with whisky or port and the party will always be at your place.

Psst… the Manhattan also works wonders in a bathroom with fluffy towels below and glass jars of cotton buds on top. Or can even be used as a quirky alternative to a more traditional bedside table.