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Favourite Cocktail Recipes
come a pianist is giving you a list of cocktail recipes?
I said earlier on the home page; quite a few people would describe
me as a cocktail pianist. My influences are pianists like: George
Shearing, Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander and Dudley Moore - all
easy listening stuff really. I do play for a lot of cocktail parties,
and my music does seem ideal for that sort of thing - so it's no
great surprise that I've acquired a taste for champagne and cocktails
as a result.The transformation from a Northern beer guzzler has
been quite amazing!
is a cocktail pianist?
I don't know exactly where the term 'cocktail pianist' comes from,
but in my head it evokes images of that well known scene from the
film 'Casablanca' and I would imagine that to most people a cocktail
pianist sits perfectly in a 1930s black and white American movie.
I think that most people imagine a cocktail pianist to be: someone
at a piano, dressed in a white tuxedo, playing a gentle type of
jazz that doesn't intrude too much and yet makes a significant contribution
to the general ambience.
follows (eventually) is is a list of my favourite cocktails, but
unfortunately I don't have my favourite recipes. Good cocktail barmen
have their own unique way of making drinks and they often keep the
information to themselves (they don't even tell their favourite
cocktail pianist). Here are the recipes I've managed to scavenge
from one source or another. Use the links below to go straight to
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