Lucy Maud cocktail


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery

1 1/2 oz bourbon
3 oz good quality sweet cider
1/4 oz lingonberry syrup
1/4 oz lemon juice

Run a lemon slice around the edge of a short (old fashioned or rocks) glass. Rim glass with maple sugar. In an ice-filled shaker shake the bourbon, cider, lemon juice and lingonberry syrup. Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with fresh cranberries.

My Pink Half of the Drainpipe v1


My second attempt at a Bonzo Dog Band inspired cocktail and my first at doing one for this, one of my very favourite Bonzo songs! This is a small layered shooter and quantities of the ingredients will vary based on the size of shooter glass.

Pour blue curaçao into the bottom of the glass. Shake together roughly equal parts cold whipping cream and raspberry syrup in a shaker, then carefully strain over the curaçao (pour down the back of a bar spoon if you have one that fits in your small shooter glass). Drink as a shot (do not sip).

L-Man Sour


The name comes from a line in “Big Shot” by the Bonzo Dog Band, performed by the unforgettable Vivian Stanshall:

She said: “You’re a man with a thousand Gs, right?”
“A thousand what?” I quipped.
“G-man: girls, guns, guts. You’re my type.”
“Wrong, baby” I slapped her hard. “I’m a ‘L’ man: strictly liquor, love and laughs.

2 oz rye whisky
1/4 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz lime juice
1/3 oz lingonberry syrup