Cocktails & mixed drinks
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Cocktails Made Easy
Make 100s of cocktails at home just using things from your pantry, a 10 Bottle Bar + your favourite base spirit: vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, brandy etc...
3 Ingredient Cocktails
Most of the enduring classic cocktails comprise just three ingredients e.g. rum+lime+sugar=Daiquiri. A few, such as the Negroni consist of three equal
Cocktail Hall of Fame
The following 258* cocktails are preeminent and best-known of the 5,000+ cocktails on Difford's Guide and, subject to ingredients, these are all cocktails
The quality of your pomegranate (grenadine) syrup will make of break this cocktail. (Perhaps even better with groseille syrup.)
Best described as an apricot-flavoured Irish whiskey Daiquiri.
Anonymous (But Assertive) Sour
Lemon drizzled grilled sweetcorn with delicate chili spice and citric acidity. Sounds sophisticated but is easy drinking.
A Negroni riff created in October 2021 at the Clocktower in Rye, England.
Four W Daiquiri
The oomph of rum, the sourness of grapefruit and the richness of maple syrup, all aromatised by bitters.
Ernest + Rita
A relatively low-alcohol floral grapefruit laced aperitivo-style Margarita.
With gin, my go-to stirred Dry Martini recipe is five-to-one, but that's way too-much when using mezcal – a Fifty-Fifty Martini is more befitting. Rather
A punchy dry aperitivo – sherry-influenced rum with a dash of bitters.
Bittersweet and delicately herbal.
Bittersweet grapefruit and mezcal with honeyed roundness.
Avion de Papel
A riff on Sam Ross' Paper Plane this makes for a delicious aperitivo. I like to add 2 drops saline solution.
Gareth describes his creation as, Bold and smoky with chocolate notes, perfect for after dinner. It is!
Autumn / Fall Cocktails
Summer is fading, leaves are starting to scatter the ground and the weather is turning noticeably chillier. It's not yet time for full-on winter warmers,
20 best Espresso coffee cocktails
Every decent restaurant and bar boasts an espresso machine so it's inevitable that freshly made espresso coffee found its way into cocktails. However,
Bartenders' guide to foraging: Crab apples
Ever tasted a crab apple? These miniature apples may be sour and dry-tasting when raw, but their complex flavour makes them a superb drinks ingredient.
This Gimlet has a split spirit base of 50/50 gin and aquavit and 50/50 lime and lemon with lime cordial proving extra citrusy richness. A splash of Swedish