Fancy a taste of history? Let us take you back to the good old days, when cocktails were invented to reference historic events, new plays and heroic mixologists! Take the 'income tax' concoction for an example - invented to celebrate the new form of tax in the 1940s, although we can’t say this would’ve been Al Capone’s drink of choice!
To help you source your all-time favourite alcoholic combinations, we at Love Antiques have created a virtual map of the A-Z of classic cocktails and have listed venues across the globe that will serve you these not-so-forgotten pick-me-ups.
Our A-Z of classic cocktails map will pinpoint the exact location for your favoured beverage of choice. As you click on each letter, the map will change to which bars serve the specific cocktail you have clicked on. Click on the pins that are showcased on the map to find out more about the bars. Clicking on the spirit icon on the bottom right hand side of the map will enable you to see all the bars listed that serve cocktails with specific spirits such as ‘gin’ or a hard hitting ‘absinthe’..
Unwind 'Madmen' style after a hard day’s work with a classic Tom Collins… in one episode, Don even casts his daughter Sally as ‘bar tender’ when he instructs her how to make his tipple of choice. Don’s take on a Blue Peter challenge, perhaps?
Amongst other global city locations, pinpointed on the map are some of London’s quirkiest tucked away bars, speakeasies and vintage style venues to send you back in time… insert Doc Brown quote here! If you’re a bit of a globe trotter, we have listed some of the world’s best bars to explore the old classics whilst taking in the view.
Whether you’re looking for alphabet-inspired flavours, you’re a whisky drinker, or it’s a case of ‘pass the vodka’, then we’ve a suggestion steeped in history that’ll tantalise your taste buds.