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International Sushi Day

Sometime around 1824, a Japanese chap called Hanaya Yohei decided to place pieces of seafood on hand-pressed vinegared rice to create what we now call

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De Kuyper Blue Curaçao Cocktail Challenge

Blue Curaçao's blue hue resembles the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea, so De Kuyper is challenging bartenders and home cocktail enthusiasts (prizes

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Improved Japanese Cocktail

Lemon juice and bitters add a touch of creole sourness to this riff on the brandy-based classic Japanese Cocktail from Jerry Thomas's Bar Tenders Guide.

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Private Island

Delicate grassy agricole rum and apricot brandy dance in this beautifully balanced, Tiki-style cocktail.

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Negroni Flip

Bittersweetness rounded and made wholesome by the addition of an egg. If you like Negronis be sure to sample this cocktail's flip side. Depending on your

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Classic Vermouth Cocktail

As the name promises, this cocktail is all about the vermouth, with the addition of maraschino liqueur and bitters delicately modifying, so their influence

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White Mezcal Negroni

Muscular notes of mezcal and gentian square up to each other but are softened and made to play nicely by bianco vermouth.

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Bedford & Grand

A delicious Manhattan-like cocktail that's brilliantly enlivened by chinato and fino sherry with maraschino playing an enhancing role.

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Caffè Negroni

Coffee-infused vermouth replaces your standard rosso vermouth in this aptly named Negroni variation.

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Palm Royale Grasshopper

A Flying Grasshopper made more fitting of Palm Royal's tasteful extravagance by the addition of minty amaro and blue curaçao.

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The Socialist

This tasty triple rum Manhattan also works well served on-the-rocks.

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This is a sunny afternoon cocktail to challenge the Kir and Kir Royale.

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Naturally, this cocktail also works well with blanco tequila, but as long as your reposado is not overly influenced by vanilla notes, then a good reposado

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Little Italy

This rye whiskey-based, Manhattan-like, bittersweet cocktail is a great digestivo.

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The Crow

If you use quality pomegranate syrup and have a penchant for Scotch, then you could be pleasantly surprised by this cocktail.

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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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