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Chartreuse Day

Back in 1605, the Carthusian Monks of Chartreuse were given a manuscript with the recipe for the Élixir Végétal they still make to this day. To celebrate

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Old Fashioned Cocktail

Other mixed drinks pre-date the Old Fashioned but The Old-Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail, to give it its' full name, is considered the original cocktail with

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Mad Monk Monkey

Monkey 47 tops a mad list of ingredients with a Monastic liqueur also influencing the name of this gin-laced herbal sour.

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Monkey Business

Stop monkeying around and have a sip of this gin-forward banana summery cocktail.

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Pallini Crema di Limoncello

This cream limoncello from Pallini is dairy-free, lactose-free, vegan and is made only using Amalfi Coast lemons. Serve chilled &/or over ice.

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Difford's Guide, established 6th May 1997

Our little company has turned 25 years old. So to the drinks brands that sponsor us and all those of you who've subscribed, bought our books, purchased

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The Cabinet Room

So named due to my glassware collection housed in 29 polished steel, glass-fronted, antique medical cabinets, most of the biggest names in bartending over

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Dolce Vita Aperitivo

Launched as a new addition to the Bepi Tosolini family in March 2022, Aperitivo Dolce Vita is based on a vermouth flavoured with an infusion of herbs and

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Light is as damaging to beer, wine and delicate liqueurs as oxygen and heat. Brown glass offers almost total protection, at least against short-term or

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Margarita cocktail

Classically a margarita consists of 2 parts tequila, 1 part triple sec liqueur and 1 part lime juice. This tends to produce a drink which is a tad on the

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20 best Mezcal cocktails

Mezcal is often used to add a touch of its distinctive lightly smoky character to cocktails based on other spirits particularly tequila. However, it's

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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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Difford's 20 best cocktails

Over the past 25 years I've made the 5,000 cocktails I've uploaded to this website and along the way I've created some 600 of my own cocktail recipes -

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Tanduay Double Rum

As the Double Rum name suggests, this is a blend of two rums, one aged for 5 years and the other 16 years. After blending these are married in an ex-bourbon

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Bartenders’ Choice Awards

A huge THANK YOU to the 450 Nordic hospitality industry professionals on the BCA jury who voted us Best Publication once again. Our fourth consecutive

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Amaro Formidabile

Amaro Formidabile is a bittersweet Italian digestivo liqueur, handmade in Rome with a cold infusion of herbs, flowers, bark, roots and fruit peel in wheat-based

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Sustainable yet luxurious cocktails

Cocktails are a luxurious indulgence, a special treat. Folk are careful about other purchases in order to afford little extravagances such as cocktails.

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Monkey 47

The Monkey 47 story begins with Wing Commander Montgomery ('Monty') Collins of the Royal Air Force. He was one of those old school British eccentrics -

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The Pinnacle Guide

The Pinnacle Guide Round Tables form part of the process of formulating this new reward system and are a chance for anyone in the industry to feel connected

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20 best Amaretto cocktails

The bittersweet almond and vanilla flavour of amaretto mixes brilliantly with dark spirits – particularly whiskey but this versatile liqueur also mixes

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20 best Easter cocktails

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

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20 best White crème de cacao cocktails

Chocolate is made from cacao beans and crème de cacao is flavoured with these beans but crème de cacao is not a chocolate liqueur. Crème de cacao may

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How to eradicate fruit flies

Fruit flies plague bars and kitchens. They find their way into bottles - especially wine and vermouth bottles, and swarm over cut fruit and beer taps.

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Pompanski Martini

Zesty with the sharp freshness of grapefruit and a hint of orange rounded with dry vermouth.