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Tripole Cocktail To Help You Sip In Style for Every Occasion

Tripole Cocktail To Help You Sip In Style for Every Occasion

If you thought that mixology today heavily relied on forgotten recipes found in the dusty, torn pages of centuries-old books, you’re wrong. We bring you the Tripole Cocktail, fresh off the menu pages from popular bars. And... It was made by none other than the authority on mixology, Simon Difford, only two months ago!

About Simon Difford

For the uninitiated, Simon Difford has had a long career associated with liquors and cocktails. Throughout his professional experience, Difford took up various roles, as a wine and spirits shop owner, bar ingredients and tools wholesaler, publishing company (that dealt with alcohol beverages) founder, mixologist, author of drinks guide books and magazine articles to start the popular cocktail website 'Difford's Guide’. This guide is filled with the encyclopaedic knowledge on spirits and liqueurs that Difford was exposed to during his rich and chequered history in the alcoholic beverages industry. He was named Glenfiddich 'Drink & Bar Writer of the Year' in 2005.

About Difford's Guide

Difford's Guide is one of the cocktail industry’s most popular websites and is considered a trusted resource for professional and home bartenders. The site is a database of cocktails created from the days of yore until recent times. It has information on history, recipes, bartenders... almost any facet of mixology worldwide. It won the 'Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award' for 'Best Cocktail Writing' in 2013. 

Tripole Cocktail To Help You Sip In Style for Every Occasion                             

Tripole Cocktail

This cocktail is super easy to make! It requires just three ingredients (when you don't count the saline solution) and is a riff on the classic Metropole cocktail. The drink's three-ingredients-composition with the basis in the classic cocktail inspired the name of the cocktail—Tripole. Difford's Guide calls it a 'brandy Manhattan' which is “best appreciated during a late-night Manhattan moment”. It was created by Difford in December 2023 at The Clocktower, Rye, England


50 ml Cognac 
40 ml Bianco Vermouth 
2 dash Creole-Style Bitters 
2 drop Saline Solution (20 gm Sea Salt to 80 gm Water)     
Orange Twist, for garnish

Take a mixing glass with ice and add all the ingredients to it. Stir well and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Tripole Cocktail To Help You Sip In Style for Every Occasion

Alcohol Content

Tripole cocktail is a low proof alcohol, making it accessible to those who prefer drinks with reduced strength.

The Tripole cocktail is just one of Difford's creations, the mixology expert, who won the very first cocktail competition he entered, has several drinks to his name. He has also notably made variations of several classic and modern cocktails. Though he has invented drinks whose base spirits vary a lot, the liquors favoured by the South Londoner happen to be Scotch whisky, beer, particularly British cask ales.

While it's great to learn about alcohol, it is important to also consume alcohol moderately. Remember to serve and drink responsibly to ensure you and your guests are healthy and out of harm's way. If you know anyone who has trouble controlling their alcohol intake, please refer them to a professional immediately.

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