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The word serendipitous was invented today

The word Serendipity means a fortunate happenstance or pleasant surprise.

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David Van Zyl

The 2022 Patrón Perfectionists final is set to be unusual in many ways - not least because it features no fewer than two finalists from Cape Town, South

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Fourth Regiment

For this vintage Manhattan riff, I've used two (aromatic and celery) of the three styles of bitters stipulated for this cocktail by Charles H. Baker along

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Quill Riff

A gin-forward and bittersweet cleansing aperitivo.

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Peligroso

Bittersweet and spicy this is a warming, comforting winter aperitivo.

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The Astor

Gin-laced rich berry fruit freshened with lime and mint. Enjoy as a satisfying palate cleanser before or after a meal.

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Gin Mezcal Sour

A pineapple and gin sour made more interesting by a splash of mezcal.

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Queen's Knees

Apple brandy and honey are a natural fit and they nestle harmoniously with bitter zesty orange and enlivening dry sparkling wine.

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Banker's Lunch

I also tried this fruity vodka-based aperitivo with orange curaçao but it works better with triple sec.

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Lawrence Christopher Gabriel

Back when I was at college, I barely passed the bar subject, laughs Lawrence Christopher Gabriel, who's representing the Philippines in the final of Patrón

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Irish Coffee

Sometimes called a Gaelic Coffee and properly known by its Irish name 'Caife Gaelach', the Irish Coffee is traditionally served in a stemmed heatproof

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Bobby Burns

Although perhaps not originally named after Robert Burns (1759-1796), the poet, balladeer and Scotland's favourite son, the Bobby Burns is drunk to honour

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Cherry Manhattan

Cherry may be upfront in the name of this Sweet Manhattan riff but the cherry notes are far from dominant – garnish excluded.

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Death & Taxes

Adapted from a recipe created 2011 by Michael Madrusan while at Milk & Honey in New York City but made famous at his The Everleigh in Melbourne, Australia.

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20 best Blood red orange cocktails

You may have thought that winter months in the northern hemisphere were confined to the likes of cauliflowers, leeks and brussels sprouts but it's also

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20 best Maple Syrup cocktails

There's something comforting about flavoursome maple syrup and maple syrup tends to be paired with whiskey and often rum in Old Fashioned and Sour style

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Alcohol content, Alcohol by Volume & Proof

You are what you eat and this extends to what you drink - more than mere calories and nutrients. Unlike most foods, what you drink may also well contain

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Cassandra Eichhoff

Working at a club in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, the world's second emptiest country, Cassandra Eichhoff would never have thought she'd land up running