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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
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
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
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
Difford’s Guide to Cocktails Fifteenth Edition
Twenty years in the making, this 2kg hardback is the most comprehensive cocktail book we have ever produced with 3,000 recipes all accompanied by a photograph.
The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design
Summer Fruit Cups & Pimm's
Fruit cups, quintessentially English summertime thirst-quenching drinks, were invented by the Victorians and were originally a mixture of fruit, liqueurs
Gin challenges even vodka for its cocktail versatility, and as the leading spirit in vintage cocktail books there are plenty of great gin-based cocktails
Caipirinhas – history, styles, flavours & how to make
Pronounced 'Kai-Pur-Een-Ya', this traditional Brazilian cocktail is made by muddling limes with sugar and then adding cachaça and ice. It's a simple rustic
20 best Cachaça cocktails
A compilation of the 20 best cachaça cocktails would not be complete without a Caipirinha, not only the classic, but one or two more fruity options. However,
Hyke Gin Very Special
Made with a base spirit distilled from fermented English-grown wine grape pomace redistilled with 19 botanicals.
Bob's Vanilla Bitters
Bob makes his Vanilla Bitters with a tincture of Tahitian vanilla pods.
Coco Fine Strainer
Unlike most other fine strainers, the Coco Strainer was designed specifically for cocktails and has slighter larger holes in its mesh than is typical of
Cocktail Kingdom Cocktail Picks
Packed in boxes of 12, these elegant and practical stainless steel cocktail picks from Cocktail Kingdom are long enough to sit straddling opposite rims
20 best Elderflower liqueur cocktails
Elderflower liqueurs are delicately flavoured, aromatic and floral. Elderflower mixes brilliantly with pretty much every spirit, both white and brown,
20 best Cognac cocktails
The most luxurious of all spirits, cognac has a velvety warmth capable of lifting the most grim of wintery nights. As my hero, David Embury, says in his
Bartenders' guide to foraging: Rose petals
Roses are said to be one of the world's best-loved flowers. All rose flowers are edible and there's a long history of their consumption going back several
Ketel One Hive Collective
Building on community-led projects already inspired by the Hive Collective, Ketel One is once again challenging bartenders to participate as part of Diageo
Bob's Orange & Mandarin Bitters
One day years ago, I suggested to Bob that he add bittersweet orange bitters to his range. This is the result. Bob uses dried mandarin skin to give these
Speyside Single Malt Old Fashioned
Some may want to use a Demerara sugar syrup but pure cane sugar delicately mellows the malt whisky without masking its flavour, indeed it amplifies its
Bartenders guide to foraging: Nettles
The humble, ubiquitous stinging nettle is much underrated, but this truly useful plant can bring wonderful herbaceous, grassy and earthy flavours to drinks.
20 best Bénédictine cocktails
One of the truly classic liqueurs, Bénédictine contributes honeyed herbal notes to cocktails. All those below call for the original Bénédictine D.O.M.,
Making a large-scale Australian agave spirit
With 450,000 plants in the ground in Queensland, a team of researchers and experts based from Adelaide to Melbourne and on the ground at the Eden Lassie
Ice Forward Clear Ice Box
Ice Forward’s ingenious Clear Ice Boxes enable you to make your own clear large ice cubes (5 x 5 x 5cm) and tower-like spears (13.5 x 3.5 x 3.5cm) in