Mr.Chadwick’s Tipsy Tipple Tips No.1:
When making a Manhattan, try drizzling 5ml of syrup from a jar of Luxardo Marascino cherries into the mix. Perfect for frosty Autumn evenings in front of the fire.
Sweet As Manhattan
50ml x Few Spirits Bourbon
25ml x Antica Formula
5ml x Luxardo Maraschino Cherries Syrup
2 x Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Stir all the ingredients with ice well and serve straight up into a chilled Nick & Nora. Garnish with one Maraschino Cherry.
This duel purpose post demonstrates two of my great passions - my working process and one of my favourite cocktail recipes.
Firstly the process involves drawing a black and white line illustration of the subject. Secondly (and obviously only if required) I’ll paint a colour version with none of the detail, just coloured blocks, using watercolour and gouache. I’ll then use this to colour the ink drawing, the result of which is then in turn overlaid on top of the painting.
Finally, (and hopefully it's post lunchtime) I move into the bar for my own reward…​​​​​​​
Mr.Chadwick’s Tipsy Tipple Tips No.2:
My new year’s revelation for 2017 has to have been Luxardo Bitter Bianco. This is my recipe for a festive white Negroni.

(I’m Dreaming of a…) Bianco Christmas
25ml Elephant Strength Elephant Gin
25ml Luxardo Bitter Bianco
25ml Lillet Blanc

Build over rocks in a fat bottomed Boris tumbler. Garnish with a strip of grapefruit zest, a string of redcurrants and a sprig of holly.
Mr.Chadwick’s Tipsy Tipple Tips No.3:
'Sexy, smooth and a little bit naughty. The drink isn't too bad either' 
Those are the words of the master of tequila, Dré Masso in describing the classic 'Silk Stocking'. This is my simple yet luxurious twist on a drink that makes a perfect after dinner serve. 

Dark Stocking
75ml Patron XO Cafe Dark Cacao Tequila
25ml Chambord (Black Raspberry Liqueur)
25ml Single Cream

Shake ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled Josephine. Garnish with three fresh raspberries.
Mr.Chadwick’s Tipsy Tipple Tips No.4:
I created this pretty little drink under the tutelage of @nickstrangeway during an Martini Masterclass in Åhus a couple of years ago. That day, the Martini was demystified for me. There is no right or wrong way to enjoy a Martini - it’s all about complimenting the base spirit. And if your base spirit is vodka, it has to be Elyx.
Oh, and have I ever mentioned how much I love Campari?
My Copper Rose Martini
50ml Absolut Elyx Vodka
5ml Campari
Stir the Campari with ice, using a copper bar spoon in an Absolut Elyx mixing glass (damask pattern by Artistic Type). Pour the Campari away (I know, sacrilege, but trust me), retaining the rinsed ice. Add the Absolut Elyx and stir well before straining into a chilled Martini glass.
Garnish with an orange twist.
Mr.Chadwick’s Tipsy Tipple Tips No.5:
Italicus has really taken the drinks industry by storm over the last 18 months or so and I was intrigued to read that one of the signature serves involved adding it to an IPA. 'A beer based Cocktail?' I thought... reminded of those teenage parties when kids would just throw anything together in order to get smashed quicker.
However, I tried it and it was, OK. In fact it was better than OK, but I wasn't convinced that it improved on the flavour of either of the base ingredients and that surely has to be the purpose of making cocktails?
Following a bit of trial and error, this is my recommended serve. I found that a shot of Italicus perfectly complements and rounds out a small bottle of Duvel Belgian Golden Ale. This is what I'll be drinking this summer whilst watching the World Cup and cheering on Italy.  (Oh, what was that... ?)
Better the Duvel You Know
330ml Duvel Belgian Golden Ale
25ml Italicus
Pour the Italicus into a Highball or Beer Glass, followed by the Duvel. Garnish with one pitted Gaeta green olive. Serve alongside some suitably salty snacks.