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James Bond's birthday

On this day in 1953, the first book by a one-time British intelligence officer named Ian Fleming rolled off the presses – and James Bond, one of the

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Contemporary Classic Cocktails

Cocktails created after 1985 that have proved enduring and appear on bar menus or in publications beyond their city or country of origin are worth making

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Mandarine Napoléon Cocktail Challenge

We launched this competition in February 2024 to find the best new cocktails that harness the vibrant flavours of Mandarine Napoléon Liqueur, which is

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Secrets of Savoy

Mezcal has an affinity to bittersweet liqueurs, here with an almost imperceptible slug of maraschino.

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Pleasant, creamy, sweetened gin.

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High Five

A gin-based riff on the Hemingway Daiquiri with delicate bittersweetness influencing the sweet 'n' sour balance. Light and refreshing – perfect for summer.

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Honeyed herbal Scotch whisky freshened by lemon sourness.

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Money Penny

Dry gin soured with a splash of fresh grapefruit juice and balanced with the merest touch of sugar.

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Orchard Thief

A Bamboo meets a Chrysanthemum with apple brandy and pear.

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Orchid Thief

A Bamboo and Chrysanthemum mashup that makes for a delicious aperitivo.

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You've Got Mail

Superbly refreshing - cachaça and citrus with flavoursome honeyed richness, invigorated with sparkling wine.

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Practice What You Peach

A gin-laced, bittersweet, peachy fruit aperitivo.

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Fee Brothers Turkish Tobacco Bitters

Low-alcoholic tobacco cocktails flavouring bitters by Fee Brothers, presented in their distinctive hand-wrapped bottle.

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Bitter Truth Black Cherry Bitters

The Bitter Truth say, Black Cherry Bitters surprise with complex notes of root beer, followed by a wave of intense and lush morello cherries and balanced

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Lutèce Apéritif

Designed to be used in cocktails or mixed long with tonic water, Lutèce Apéritif is made with lemons, linden flowers, gentian root and bay leaf, steeped

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El Dorado Rum Cream

A rum cream liqueur made by blending fresh cream with aged Demerara rum and flavouring with vanilla and chocolate.

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Joseph Cartron Triple Sec Liqueur

Joseph Cartron's Triple Sec Curaçao is made from the essential oils of two varieties of fruit: sweet orange (Para variety from Brazil and Florida) and

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Bisquit & Dubouché VSOP Cognac

A blend of four crus – Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fin Bois and Bon Bois – matured in French oak barrels for a minimum of four years.

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Fee Brothers Fee Foam

Fee Foam is a vegan-friendly alternative to using egg white with a few dashes from the convenient dasher cap added to a cocktail prior to shaking, producing

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Hayman's Navy Strength Royal Dock Gin

Royal Dock Gin is produced by the Hayman family. Previous generations, from 1863, supplied a gin named 'Senior Service Gin' to the Royal Navy's Royal Dock

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Camazotz Oaxacan Rum

A pot-still rum distilled from fermented sugar cane juice by Leoncio Gaspar in the eastern highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Lucas Bols

Bols was established in 1575 when the Bulsius family set up their distillery in Amsterdam, shortening their name to the more Dutch-sounding Bols. It is

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20 best Easter cocktails

There's more to Easter indulgence than mere chocolate eggs.

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White Monkey

Pisco shines in this delightfully fresh cocktail that's mellowed by dairy rather than being creamy.

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