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Towel Day

Fans of the late, great Douglas Adams, creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, will today be celebrating his work. And they do this by carrying

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20 best Elderflower liqueur cocktails

Elderflower liqueurs are delicately flavoured, aromatic and floral; they mix brilliantly with pretty much every spirit, both white and brown, even combining

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Your choice and alcohol strength of rhum and rum and will dramatically affect this finally balanced and delicious cocktail, along with Martinique rhum

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Why have a bog-standard Cosmo when you can have a Cosmicus? A Cosmopitan with a sophisticated Italian touch of bergamot.

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The (Regal Shake) employed in the making of this cocktail adds tartness and bitterness, which, along with the lime juice, counters the rich honey to leave

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Fall Back

A suitably autumnal apple brandy-influenced riff on the Sweet Manhattan with rye spice and herbal bitterness.

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21st Century Negroni

A chinato-forward Negroni that's fit for the 21st Century. Indeed, I recommend it, particularly as a digestivo.

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Alice Mine

Medium-dry with luscious orange notes. The orange zest twist is essential to the balance of this late-night sipper.

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Fly Me The Flip To France

A bittersweet flip best enjoyed as a wholesome aperitivo.

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King's Cross Cosmo

A gin-based, grapefruit-influenced Cosmopolitan.

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Triple Grapefruit Daiquiri

Grapefruit in three different forms laced with lightly aged rum make this Daiquiri shine.

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Crimson Bird

A tequila-laced sour named Crimson due to its colour, why Bird? This was inspired by the illustration for crimson on Wikipedia.

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Sunny Day

A summery sour laced with rhum agricole.

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Irish Godfather

Amaretto adds delicate richness and toasted almond flavours to Irish whiskey in this old-fashioned-style cocktail. Your choice of bitters will profoundly

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Honey & honey syrup

Mixing honey with water to make honey syrup (AKA honey water) makes it easy to pour, measure and integrate with other cocktail ingredients. This shouldn't

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Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Old-Fashioned is delightfully simple, just whiskey, sugar, bitters and dilution from melting ice. That's three ingredients that can be swapped out

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Gin Basil Sour

As the name suggests, a basil-flavoured gin sour. Yum.

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Honolulu Cocktail No. 1

Gin is hardly Hawaiian, but its botanical bite sits well in this tropically fruity cocktail.

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Ting 'n' Sting

Overproof rum sits well with anything fruity, in this case, with a zing of zesty grapefruit. Bring on the sun, sand and the sounds.

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This excellent cocktail's taste is a little reminiscent of Earl Grey tea. It's equally good shaken and served straight-up in a coupe.

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