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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Hey Sugar

Elderflower and dry sparkling wine are a match made in heaven with the bitters-soaked cube seasoning the cocktail with faint bittersweet pineapple and

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Bourbon and cola with a splash of aromatic bitters. America's answer to Britain's G&T is a sight more rock 'n' roll – or even heavy metal. In contrast

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Black Sabbath

Smoky peaty notes from Islay single malt whisky dominate this spirit-forward and bittersweet sipper of a cocktail.

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The Conference

As with any good conference, all the participants in this cocktail are heard and their contribution is equally valued. Due to its layering of different

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Night Cap (Sloppy Joe's 1935)

As the name suggests, made for late-night sipping but this delicately balanced sweet 'n' sour gin and cognac-laced cocktail is equally enjoyable served

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McKinley's Delight

A cherry brandy influenced Sweet Manhattan with extra complexity courtesy of a dash of absinthe.

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Comte de Sureau

Generous sprays of oils from both orange and lemon zest twists, expressed and then placed in the drink are crucial to the fine balance of this bittersweet

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Margarita (straight-up)

If desired, for the perfect salt rim, liquidise or grind sea salt to make it finer, then run a cut slice of lime (or orange) around the outside edge of

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Bloody Mary cocktails - how to make & history

Bloody Mary recipes are as personal as those for Martinis. Purists will only use pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and lemon to spice up tomato

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New Orleans Cocktails

New Orleans is the spiritual home of the cocktail, and its history is intertwined with grand saloons, fine drinks and jazz. The Ramos Gin Fizz and the

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20 best Valentine's Day Cocktails

Valentine's Day cocktails tend to have corny names and due to the shape of strawberries looking uncannily like hearts, consequently, many of the cocktails

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20 best Blood red orange cocktails

You may have thought that winter months in the northern hemisphere were confined to the likes of cauliflowers, leeks and brussels sprouts but it's also

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Barney Barnato Cocktail

Dry, with bittersweet undertones, and aromatic. We've tried this recipe with modern-day Caperitif but prefer the above blend of two aperitif wines in its

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Spirituous and herbal. A great alternative to an Old-Fashioned as a late-night sipper.

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Fallen Leaves

Suitably autumnal in colour. Two vermouths and two brandies presented in harmony.

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Bobby Burns

Although perhaps not originally named after Robert Burns (1759-1796), the poet, balladeer and Scotland's favourite son, the Bobby Burns is drunk to honour