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Best enjoyed with breakfast, strictly speaking, a Mimosa should be served in a wine glass over ice, but flutes are more decadent. If you've a dry palate,
Sake is phenomenal in cocktails and pairs well with any spirit. However, beware, a sake's delicate flavour can be easily shrouded. Use a good quality sake
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
Adapted from a recipe created in 2016 by Nick Mautone, a highly experienced bartender then working as Grey Goose brand ambassador, which had just become
I used to make this cocktail with reposado tequila, but it's cleaner and better with blanco tequila. Either way, cassis and apple juice mellow tequila.
Cherry and rosso vermouth fortified with a spirit is a winning combination (see Blood & Sand), in this case with pisco, which being distilled from fermented
A double shot of tequila presented in a wonderfully light cocktail.
Savoia Orancio is a delicately bittersweet aperitif vino with bitter and sweet oranges alongside fragrant bergamot and lime.
Potent, sour, fruity, and surprisingly tasty.
Spirit-forward rye whiskey (especially if you are following my preference for 50% alc./vol. straight rye) with a hint of spiced apricot fruitiness. If
A riff of a Sloegroni/Slow Negroni with sloe gin replaced by Spanish pacharán, which adds a delicate aniseed note.
One of, if not the simplest of classic cocktails has formed the base for so many contemporary variations.
The lime bitters and lemon oils from the garnish are key to the balance of this riff on the Last Word.
A floral and herbal aperitivo.
Described by its creator as a sort of a 50/50 Martini meets a Bamboo.
Passoã passionfruit liqueur is one of the original ingredients Douglas Ankrah used when he created the Porn Star Martini in 2002. His cocktail has become
With is trio of rums at a full measure a piece, this maritime sour is one of the punchiest on the classic roster of Tiki cocktails.
In the post-Prohibition era, Don The Beachcomber was a visionary bartender who pioneered the concept of the Tiki bar and introduced the world to the enchanting
Light rum and gin freshened and invigorated with citrus. This is the bright, youthful warm-up act of the Between the Sheets trilogy.
It may be the Between the Sheets No.3 (with brandy and light rum) that's most identified with this suggestive cocktail's name but as with The Godfather
The classic proportions for a Between the Sheets are most often quoted as being: 30ml (1oz) Light rum 30ml (1oz) Cognac brandy 30ml (1oz) Triple sec liqueur
Lemon oils add mouthfeel and a delightful flavour, which combine with the botanicals of the gin and vermouth to preset as almost floral.
A winter's hot digestivo or warming late-night toddy.
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