Cocktails & mixed drinks

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Cocktail Finder

Find cocktails with specific ingredients, combinations of ingredients, by bartenders, by style, by rating...

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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...

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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

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Cocktail Hall of Fame

The following 258 cocktails are the preeminent and best-known of the 5,000+ cocktails on Difford's Guide and, subject to ingredients, these are all cocktails

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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

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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

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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,

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.,

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20 best Honey cocktails

Honey predates sugar as a sweetener and is a delicious alternative to sugar to balance citrus acidity in sour cocktails, particularly when flavoursome

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20 best Scotch whisky cocktails

Before addressing what are the 20 best Scotch whisky cocktails, it's perhaps worth addressing the reputation, both blends and single malts, have for not

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Buck's Fizz & Mimosa Cocktails – history & recipes

The Buck's Fizz and Mimosa are very similar cocktails, the Buck's Fizz is made with two-parts champagne to one-part orange juice, while the Mimosa is made

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Corn'n'Oil Cocktail

Rum slightly sweetened and flavoured with the lime and clove flavours of falernum. There is much debate over the Corn 'N' Oil, particularly over the type

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20 best Falernum cocktails

Falernum is a versatile and flavoursome cocktail sweetener. Spiced (but not hot spiced) falernum is a characterful yet delicate liqueur with a high sugar

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Ice - clear, cubed & crushed

With the exception of toddies and a handful of other cocktails, a plentiful supply of ice is essential to making good cocktails. Like other ingredients,

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French Martini

The French Martini is one of a few contemporary classic cocktails that boasts worldwide broad consumer appeal. Not actually a Martini at all, it comprises