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 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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Taoiseach

The quality of your pomegranate (grenadine) syrup will make of break this cocktail. (Perhaps even better with groseille syrup.)

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Wogan

Best described as an apricot-flavoured Irish whiskey Daiquiri.

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Anonymous (But Assertive) Sour

Lemon drizzled grilled sweetcorn with delicate chili spice and citric acidity. Sounds sophisticated but is easy drinking.

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Sheroni

A Negroni riff created in October 2021 at the Clocktower in Rye, England.

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Four W Daiquiri

The oomph of rum, the sourness of grapefruit and the richness of maple syrup, all aromatised by bitters.

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Ernest + Rita

A relatively low-alcohol floral grapefruit laced aperitivo-style Margarita.

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Mezcal Martini

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

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Dunlop Cocktail

A punchy dry aperitivo – sherry-influenced rum with a dash of bitters.

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Tunnel Negroni

Bittersweet and delicately herbal.

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Mission Bell

Bittersweet grapefruit and mezcal with honeyed roundness.

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Avion de Papel

A riff on Sam Ross' Paper Plane this makes for a delicious aperitivo. I like to add 2 drops saline solution.

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Zara

Gareth describes his creation as, Bold and smoky with chocolate notes, perfect for after dinner. It is!

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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,

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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,

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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.

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Viking Gimlet

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