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Wimbledon cocktails

When Wimbledon kicks off the British summer has officially begun. Cue hordes of tennis fans making their annual pilgrimage to sit on Aorangi Terrace in

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Martini Cocktail

The Dry Martini, a blend of dry gin (or vodka) with a hint of dry vermouth and perhaps orange bitters is one of the quickest and simplest cocktails to

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Sometimes described as a rice wine, sometimes as a rice beer, sake shares qualities of both. It is fermented from specially developed rice and water by

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20 best Sake cocktails

Commonly referred to as a rice wine, sake is phenomenal in cocktails and pairs well with any spirit. However, beware, a sake's delicate flavour can be

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Difford’s Guide to Cocktails Fifteenth Edition

Twenty years in the making, this 2kg hardback is the most comprehensive cocktail book we have ever produced with 3,000 recipes all accompanied by a photograph.

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Easy Jigger

The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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Summer Fruit Cups & Pimm's

Fruit cups, quintessentially English summertime thirst-quenching drinks, were invented by the Victorians and were originally a mixture of fruit, liqueurs

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Gin challenges even vodka for its cocktail versatility, and as the leading spirit in vintage cocktail books there are plenty of great gin-based cocktails

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Caipirinhas – history, styles, flavours & how to make

Pronounced 'Kai-Pur-Een-Ya', this traditional Brazilian cocktail is made by muddling limes with sugar and then adding cachaça and ice. It's a simple rustic

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20 best Cachaça cocktails

A compilation of the 20 best cachaça cocktails would not be complete without a Caipirinha, not only the classic, but one or two more fruity options. However,

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Hyke Gin Very Special

Made with a base spirit distilled from fermented English-grown wine grape pomace redistilled with 19 botanicals.

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Bob's Vanilla Bitters

Bob makes his Vanilla Bitters with a tincture of Tahitian vanilla pods.

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Coco Fine Strainer

Unlike most other fine strainers, the Coco Strainer was designed specifically for cocktails and has slighter larger holes in its mesh than is typical of

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Cocktail Kingdom Cocktail Picks

Packed in boxes of 12, these elegant and practical stainless steel cocktail picks from Cocktail Kingdom are long enough to sit straddling opposite rims

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20 best Elderflower liqueur cocktails

Elderflower liqueurs are delicately flavoured, aromatic and floral. Elderflower mixes brilliantly with pretty much every spirit, both white and brown,

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20 best Cognac cocktails

The most luxurious of all spirits, cognac has a velvety warmth capable of lifting the most grim of wintery nights. As my hero, David Embury, says in his

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Rose petals

Roses are said to be one of the world's best-loved flowers. All rose flowers are edible and there's a long history of their consumption going back several

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Ketel One Hive Collective

Building on community-led projects already inspired by the Hive Collective, Ketel One is once again challenging bartenders to participate as part of Diageo

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Bob's Orange & Mandarin Bitters

One day years ago, I suggested to Bob that he add bittersweet orange bitters to his range. This is the result. Bob uses dried mandarin skin to give these

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Speyside Single Malt Old Fashioned

Some may want to use a Demerara sugar syrup but pure cane sugar delicately mellows the malt whisky without masking its flavour, indeed it amplifies its

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Bartenders guide to foraging: Nettles

The humble, ubiquitous stinging nettle is much underrated, but this truly useful plant can bring wonderful herbaceous, grassy and earthy flavours to drinks.

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20 best Bénédictine cocktails

One of the truly classic liqueurs, Bénédictine contributes honeyed herbal notes to cocktails. All those below call for the original Bénédictine D.O.M.,

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Making a large-scale Australian agave spirit

With 450,000 plants in the ground in Queensland, a team of researchers and experts based from Adelaide to Melbourne and on the ground at the Eden Lassie

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Ice Forward Clear Ice Box

Ice Forward’s ingenious Clear Ice Boxes enable you to make your own clear large ice cubes (5 x 5 x 5cm) and tower-like spears (13.5 x 3.5 x 3.5cm) in