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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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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20 best Summer cocktails

When it comes to cocktails, summer screams Sex on the Beach, or at least fruit-forward rather than spirit-forward, more refreshing cocktails, but not necessarily

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20 best Cherry Brandy cocktails

Two cocktails are synonymous for their use of cherry brandy:

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20 best Maraschino Cocktails

Maraschino is as delicious a word as it is a liqueur made from sour Marasca cherries. The cherries' flavour, along with that of its pit (stone) are extracted

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Rosina Ferrario No. 203

Aromatic grappa notes shine in this fabulously floral, appropriately pale sky blue cocktail.

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Mojito Cocktail History

While the exact origins of the Mojito cocktail and its name are lost in time, some trace it back to 1586 and a medicinal drink named after Sir Francis

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20 best alternatives to a G&T

With the 100s of new gin distilleries that have sprung up and the numerous variations of tonic, there are now thousands of possible different combinations

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20 best Cynar cocktails

Created in 1949, Cynar the Italian aperitif is flavoured with artichoke leaves (Cynara scolymus), from which the drink derives its name and 12 other botanicals.

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20 best Pineapple cocktails

Pineapples are luxuriant and tropical, their rich fruitiness balanced by an enlivening cutting acidity. Pineapple blends harmoniously with all spirits

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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