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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Algonquin Special

A dash of bitters added to this originally two-ingredient cocktail helps tone what is a tasty aperitif or digestif.

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Luigi Cocktail

If you don't have tangerines/mandarins then regular orange juice will do, as will triple sec (as per the original recipe) in place of mandarin liqueur,

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Iron Negroni

Black in colour and with a flavour that's recognisably part of the Negroni family but with a flat Coke-like smoothness that makes a classic Negroni taste

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Best enjoyed as an alternative to a dry martini and best as a nightcap. The classic recipe is equal parts tequila, curaƧao and dry vermouth, but I like

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Your choice of honey will greatly impact this bite-sized honeyed Tommy's Margarita with bitters, but whether light floral honey or a more robust dark honey,

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Last of the Oaxacans

A classic equal parts Last Word but with mezcal in place of the usual gin.

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I've used a 50/50 mix of dry and bianco vermouths to add some (I believe) much-needed honeyed richness to the all-dry vermouth vintage recipe. Depending

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New York City Cocktails

The world city of cocktails is, and pretty much always has been, New York. (I'd argue London during Prohibition and the 1990s). NYC comprises five boroughs,

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Last Word cocktail

Made with gin, Green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice, traditionally in equal parts, shaken with ice and served straight-up, the Last Word

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One of the best and most popular drinks to come out of the 1980s.

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Blackberry Martini

Berry nice! Was the comment from the other side of the bar when this lightly fruity, botanically influenced fruitini was first bar tested.

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Especial Day

Rum-laced, very fruity, and toned by vermouth and generous dashed of bitters. If you like a French Martini you'll also like this.

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Berry Caipirinha

A fruity version of the popular Brazilian drink.

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Blackberries

'Blackberrying' is a long-held British pastime and the familiar hedgerow fruits evoke memories of childhood summers berry-picking in the countryside. The

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Groseille (redcurrant) syrup - how to make & cocktails

Groseille syrup is one of those bartending ingredients of legend, its notoriety due to it being a key ingredient in one particular cocktail from the 1920s

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Artist's Special Cocktail

Irish whiskey is often matured in oloroso sherry seasoned casks so it's no surprise that whiskey and sherry blend harmoniously in this cocktail, with lemon