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 262* 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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Wildest Redhead

A honeyed Whisky Sour with allspice and a rich cherry base.

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Fleur de Paradis

Sparkling wine charged elderflower gin with a freshening touch of grapefruit and lemon juice acidity.

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Red Apple Manhattan

A calvados-based Red Hook. It has a touch of apple but a bit less bite than Vincenzo Errico's bottled-in-bond rye whiskey-based original.

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20 best Honey cocktails

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

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Pink Frozen Margarita

A bittersweet Frozen Margarita. While you're at it, double the recipe and make two!

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Green Deacon

Actually, a shade of orange-red rather than green, the name is a reference to the absinthe in this unusual combination of ingredients. The absinthe-rinse

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Mad Monk Monkey

Monkey 47 tops a mad list of ingredients with a Monastic liqueur also influencing the name of this gin-laced herbal sour.

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Monkey Business

Stop monkeying around and have a sip of this gin-forward banana summery cocktail.

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20 best Mezcal cocktails

Mezcal is often used to add a touch of its distinctive lightly smoky character to cocktails based on other spirits particularly tequila. However, it's

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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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Difford's 20 best cocktails

Over the past 25 years I've made the 5,000 cocktails I've uploaded to this website and along the way I've created some 600 of my own cocktail recipes -

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Sustainable yet luxurious cocktails

Cocktails are a luxurious indulgence, a special treat. Folk are careful about other purchases in order to afford little extravagances such as cocktails.

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20 best Amaretto cocktails

The bittersweet almond and vanilla flavour of amaretto mixes brilliantly with dark spirits – particularly whiskey but this versatile liqueur also mixes

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20 best Easter cocktails

There's more to Easter indulgence than mere chocolate eggs.

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20 best White crème de cacao cocktails

Chocolate is made from cacao beans and crème de cacao is flavoured with these beans but crème de cacao is not a chocolate liqueur. Crème de cacao may

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Pompanski Martini

Zesty with the sharp freshness of grapefruit and a hint of orange rounded with dry vermouth.