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The Rolling Stones' first gig

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart and Dick Taylor, billed as The Rollin' Stones, played their first gig on this day in 1962, at the

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Fort Point

Like many of New York City's Manhattan variations, the rye whiskey-forward Fort Point is named after the Boston district that was home to the bar where

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Breakfast Special Marmalade Martini

Due to its inclusion of vermouth, this Neo Martini is more befitting the 'Martini' moniker than a standard Breakfast Martini. The name also pays homage

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Margarita Royal

A Tommy's Margarita topped with a splash of fizz.

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Money in the Bank

A characterful bittersweet aperitivo or digestive. A wisp of mezcal sits brilliantly with the London dry gin base.

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Famous Last Word No. 3

There are more mezcal riffs on the Last Word but tequila also works well in this classic in place of gin.

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Naked In The Rain

A riff on the Naked & Famous with elderflower liqueur in place of Yellow Chartreuse.

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Election cocktails

Here at Difford's Guide, like at a dinner party, we try to avoid politics and religion, but we couldn't resist selecting cocktails to represent some of

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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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Honey Deuce

It's the combination of name, tennis tournament and garnish which makes this otherwise very ordinary Vodka Collins sweetened with berry liqueur special.

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Frozen Honey Deuce

Starts sour and finishes sweet.

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Perfect Pear

A generously flavoured pear drop sour.

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Boozy Bijou

As the name suggests, this late-night sipper is boozy. Yet, its gin-laced herbal flavours make it hard to stop sipping on.

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Whisky-forward with supporting herbal richness.

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Nuet Dry Aquavit

Nuet is flavoured with caraway, sourced from Inderøy in Norway, but omits other botanicals found in more traditional akvavits, such as fennel and anise

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Ron Santiago de Cuba

Casa Del Daiquiri (House of Daiquiri) brings to life the ultimate Daiquiri experience. Across multiple countries, world-class bartenders have created their

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El Presidente (with rhum agricole)

Rhum agricole adds distinctive grassy notes to this delicate Cuban classic.

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Valentino (vodka-based)

A vodka-based riff on the Negroni with its more spirit-forward character taking it into Sweet Martini territory.

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Alice Mine No. 2

You'll need to appreciate kummel to enjoy this long-lost classic. However, if you do, the only question is, do you like this cocktail with more or less

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Golden Pisco Tang

Strega shines in this pisco-based riff on the vodka-based Golden Tang.

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Brilliantly integrated flavours led by Irish whiskey and cream sherry. An elegant digestivo.

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Monte Berico

This bittersweet Manhattan served on-the-rocks is best enjoyed as a digestivo or cleansing late-night tipple.

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Banana Between the Sheets

A rum and cognac-laced banana sour with far more sophistication than the name might suggest.

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Away Colors

Banana rum awakened by herbal amaro.

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