History of the Sesh – Gilded Age – 23rd September
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Your Drinks:


  • 30ml Old Tom Gin (we used Porter’s)
  • 30ml London Dry Gin (we used Lind & Lime)
  • 25ml Valentian Sweet Vermouth
  • 7.5ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 7.5ml Orange Liqueur
  • Orange twist

Stir all ingredients together with ice and strain into cocktail glass of your choosing. Garnish with an orange twist.


Brandy Crusta

  • 50ml Cognac (we used Courviousier VSOP)
  • 7.5ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 7.5ml Orange Liqueur
  • 15ml Lemon juice
  • 7.5ml Sugar syrup

Rim a cocktail glass with a lemon wedge and dust caster sugar over to stick to the side. Shake all ingredients with ice and double strain into the glass with a large lemon peel garnish.


  • 30ml Cognac (we used Courvoisier VSOP)
  • 30ml Rye Whiskey (we used Ragtime Rye)
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • 4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 10ml Absinthe to rinse

Add ice to an old fashioned glass with Absinthe and top with water to chill while preparing the rest of the ingredients. Add the Cognac, Rye, Sugar and Bitters to a mixing glass and stir with ice until chilled. Discard the ice and absinthe from the Old Fashioned glass (pour into another glass as a chaser!) and strain cocktail into chilled glass. Express the oils from a small piece of lemon peel and discard.

Bay leaves

Ramos Gin Fizz

  • 50ml Gin (we used Crag & Tail)
  • 15ml Lemon juice
  • 15ml Lime Juice
  • 20ml Sugar syrup
  • 20ml Single Cream
  • Dash of orange blossom water
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 2 dashes of Ms. Better’s Bitters Miraculous Foamer (or 20ml egg white or aquafaba)
  • Soda water to top

Shake all ingredients except soda with ice for as long as you can manage! The original drink used to be shaken for 10-15 minutes but alternatively shake 50 times. Strain liquid back into cocktail tin and discard ice, then shake hard for another minute. Pour cocktail and soda simultaneously into chilled highball glass and garnish with a mint sprig.


  • 50ml White Rum (We used Kingston 62 from Appleton Estate)
  • 25ml Lime juice
  • 15ml Sugar syrup

Shake all ingredients together with ice and double strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Bay leaves