On the 30th Anniversary of the release of Cocktail we’re incredibly proud to present our interview with JB Bandy, the man who trained Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown to flair bartend for the movie. Without JB Bandy, flair bartending may never have gained the popularity it has today. JB Bandy Worked the Same Bar as […]

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The Tutti Fruitti Cocktail is a little bit of a cheat for me, pulled from the Diffords Guide rather than an original, though this does sound delicious! This is a long mix of fruit liqueurs fortified with Tequila – I’ve switched some brands out simply for what I have to hand and it works great. […]

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According to internet Bible Wikipedia, the Pink Squirrel was created at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee. Originally made as an ice cream drink, it’s now often made straight up with half and half. The drink calls for Creme de Noyeaux, though this is more commonly known today as Amaretto. While there are slight differences, it’s […]

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Douglas Coughlin’s Red Eye Cocktail request has become one of the iconic lines of 1988’s Cocktail Movie. When Tom Cruise’s Brian Flannigan walks into the TGI Friday’s on 63rd and 1st, Coughlin asks “Do you know how to make a Red Eye” as he casually cracks an egg into his glass and downs the drink. […]

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Nostalgia in bars can be a great way to engage your guests and give them a reason to stay. We’ll be talking in more detail with my wife, Jo Eden-Sangwell later in the show. Industry News: Stonegate Buys Be At One Full Story: https://news.sky.com/story/slug-and-lettuce-owner-toasts-50m-takeover-of-be-at-one-chain-11445611 Stonegate pub company has reportedly purchased the Be At One group, which […]

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The Ding-a-ling cocktail is mentioned in the famous Last Barman Poet scene of 1988’s Cocktail, yet it seems that the name was made up just to fit a rhyme. That’s no use to us while we’re trying to list every drink in the movie with recipes so we decided to dive deep and see if […]

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The Angel’s Tip cocktail is one of the many drinks screamed at Brian Flannigan (Tom Cruise) during his first “in the weeds” shift during the movie Cocktail. You can find a full list of the drinks from Cocktail here. The Angel’s Tip features in The Savoy Cocktail book, as well as being a TGI Friday’s […]

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The Cape Codder (or simply Cape Cod) is an easy mix of Vodka & Cranberry juice, and is named for the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts where cranberries are grown. In Cocktail, Tom Cruse’s Brian Brown makes the drink in the Cell Block bar during the movie’s second act. You can find a full list […]

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The Dirty Mother is a derivative of the Black and White Russian drinks, but there are a couple of recipes that I’ve found which conflict. The Dirty Mother is just one of the cocktails screamed at Brian Flannigan during his first shift in the 1988 Cocktail movie. The internet says its a Brandy Black Russian, […]

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Hailing from the days when we didn’t really need a base spirit for our cocktails, the Friar Tuck is all about the liqueurs. That being said, if my wife ever sees this drink on a menu she’ll be all over it. Cream, chocolate, nuts? It’s basically like drinking Nutella, without the palm oil. The name […]

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