It's original, it's authentic and it identifies who you are. Just like your scrawl on the bottom of the cheque, a signature cocktail can set you apart from everybody else. Get a signature cocktail right and it can speak volumes. But how do you go about making one or even deciding what your signature cocktail should be?
But why garnish? Some call it the “subingredient’ of a cocktail, some say it creates the initial aroma, which plays on the senses, some say it adds panache and character, and some even say it’s the bartender’s signature on the cocktail…
Ben Davidson's twist on the Tom Collins, swaps out the usual gin for Saké. It's accented with elderflower cordial and lengthened with soda water and freshly pressed Granny Smith apple juice, for a simple and refreshing drink.
The classic smash cocktail uses herbs, lemon and a base liqueur, shaken together to release the delicious, aromatic flavours. Ben Davidson's version takes its base from Archie Rose Dry Gin, lengthened with lemoncello, with Yuzu and lemon to create a refreshing cocktail.