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Whiskey sour

Try these delicious cocktail recipes from Urchin at Cliff Townhouse

Elevate your next cocktail hour with these classics.


If you're planning a cocktail hour this weekend, why not go back to the classics for inspiration. 

All you need are some top-quality ingredients - and a bit of expert advice on how to make and serve them. Here are four classic recipes, from a Bloody Mary to a Whiskey Sour, courtesy of Urchin at Cliff Townhouse to try this weekend.

Bloody Mary


  • 50ml Absolute Vodka
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 3 dash celery bitters 
  • 4 dash Tabasco (adjust spiciness as required)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper



  1. Put all the ingredients into a mixing glass, add cubed ice and stir for two minutes until properly mixed 
  2. Pour into a high ball glass and garnish with a celery stalk.

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Moscow Mule


  • 50ml Kettle One vodka
  • 25ml lime juice
  • Top up with Thomas Henry Ginger Beer



  1. Put all the ingredients into a mule cup or whiskey tumbler, add cubed ice and mix using a bar spoon.
  2. Add the ginger beer and top with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with some lime.


Whiskey Sour


  • 50ml DWD whiskey
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 30ml egg white



  1. Put all the ingredients in a shaker. Dry shake first, then add ice and shake again.
  2. Fine strain into a sour glass and garnish with lemon peel and cherry.


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  • 30ml Campari, 
  • 20ml Bombay Saphire gin
  • 20ml Antica Formula Vermouth



  1. Put all the ingredients in mixing glass, add ice and stir for 90 seconds.
  2. Serve over ice in a whiskey tumbler and garnish with orange peel.