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Measures and measuring

Measuring each ingredient accurately is essential to making consistently tasty cocktails so we present our recipes in ml, cl, and ounces. We've even developed

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Navy Rum - the rum that fuelled the British Navy

The long connection between the Royal Navy and rum can be traced back to 1655 and Vice-Admiral William Penn's expedition to the West Indies. In addition

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Overproof & Navy Strength

Britain boasted the largest and most powerful navy, enabling a small island nation to build a huge empire. Rum and gin were staples on-board Royal Navy

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20 best Chartreuse Jaune (Yellow) cocktails

The richer, lighter, and younger sibling of Chartreuse Verte, Chartreuse Jaune (Yellow Chartreuse) was developed in the 1840s and is perhaps an even more

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20 best Chartreuse Verte (Green) cocktails

Formulated by Carthusian monks to a recipe dating back to 1764, Chartreuse Verte (Green Chartreuse) adds very distinctive complex herbal notes to a wide

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Birdy Double Tin Shaker DS80/50

The Birdy two-piece shaker comprises a small 500ml tin (W85mm x H120mm) and a large 800ml tin (w90 mm x H170 mm. The small tin perfect fists inside the

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20 best Tequila cocktails

With its earthy herbaceous flavours, tequila makes for both a versatile and characterful base spirit in cocktails. Contemporary pairings with tequila include

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The origins of tequila date back to around 250-300 A.D. when the Aztec Indians first fermented the juice of the agave to produce their ceremonial wine,

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20 best Summer cocktails

When it comes to cocktails, summer screams Sex on the Beach, or at least fruit-forward rather than spirit-forward, more refreshing cocktails, but not necessarily

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Girolamo Luxardo

Established by Girolamo Luxardo in 1821 to produce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, 200 years later this highly regarded liqueur is still made by this family.

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20 best Cherry Brandy cocktails

Two cocktails are synonymous for their use of cherry brandy:

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20 best Maraschino Cocktails

Maraschino is as delicious a word as it is a liqueur made from sour Marasca cherries. The cherries' flavour, along with that of its pit (stone) are extracted

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Rosina Ferrario No. 203

Aromatic grappa notes shine in this fabulously floral, appropriately pale sky blue cocktail.

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Piña Colada story

The name 'Piña Colada' directly translates from Spanish as 'strained pineapple', a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice that

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Unwrapped Sessions

Watch the William Grant & Sons UK Brand Ambassador team as they inform and entertain in this series of digital masterclasses.

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Mojito Cocktail History

While the exact origins of the Mojito cocktail and its name are lost in time, some trace it back to 1586 and a medicinal drink named after Sir Francis

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20 best alternatives to a G&T

With the 100s of new gin distilleries that have sprung up and the numerous variations of tonic, there are now thousands of possible different combinations

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20 best Cynar cocktails

Created in 1949, Cynar the Italian aperitif is flavoured with artichoke leaves (Cynara scolymus), from which the drink derives its name and 12 other botanicals.

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Havana Club Tributo 2021

Launched in 2016, Havana Club Tributo 2021 is the sixth release in this limited-edition series, each showcasing the blending skills of the Maestros del

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20 best Pineapple cocktails

Pineapples are luxuriant and tropical, their rich fruitiness balanced by an enlivening cutting acidity. Pineapple blends harmoniously with all spirits

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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