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Porn Star Martini

A passion fruit and vanilla crowd-pleaser that's balanced with zesty lime, often served with sparkling wine on the side.

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Espresso Martini

Forget the 'Vodka Red Bull', this is the cocktail connoisseur's way of combining caffeine and vodka.

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Fresa Batida

A long, very refreshing strawberry drink laced with cachaça.

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All In

Spirituous and bittersweet with a underlying chocolaty treat.

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Amaretto Sour

Sweet 'n' sour - frothy with an almond buzz. An extra couple of dashes of bitters help balance the drink and add an extra burst of flavour.

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French Martini

Raspberry and pineapple laced with vodka. Easy drinking and very fruity.

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Lemonade Spritz

A minty real lemonade. A seriously refreshing non-alcoholic summery drink.

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Apple Daiquiri

A classic Daiquiri with a very subtle hint of apple.

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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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Californian Margarita

To quote a long time Californian and frequent visitor to America's Southwest, this recipe is a classic Margarita but with a few tweaks. Usually a silver/blanco

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Gin Basil Smash

Jörg, the creator of this cocktail, says, Better too much, than not enough basil in this drink. He also specifies that the basil is muddled rather than

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Batida de Banana

So thick that this is something of a liquid dessert - surprisingly yummy.

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Bull Shot

Cow broth replaces tomato in this Mary for carnivorous drinkers.

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White Lady Cocktail

A simple, silky and delicious gin-laced classic with a sour finish.

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Casablanca #1

A rum based variation on the White Lady, with zingy citrus and sweet maraschino.

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Tequila Sour

A standard sour but with tequila zing.

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Tommy's Margarita

The flavour of agave is king in this simple Margarita, made without the traditional orange liqueur.

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Takumi's Aviation

A wonderfully aromatic flower-powered Aviation. Sweeter than some Aviation renditions, including my own Aviation and if, like me, you like yours a tad

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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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Rabo-de-Galo

The bittersweet herbal notes from the vermouth and Cynar combine harmoniously with the cachaça. Depending on how punchy you like your cocktails you may

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John Collins

A refreshing balance of sour lemon and sugar, laced with gin and lengthened with soda.

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Great Gatsby

This grapefruit fresh and light cocktail is equally suited to the aperitivo moment as it is breakfast.

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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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Old Fashioned

Rich (medium-dry and spirituous this old-fashioned is all too easy to drink and fortunately, easy to make.

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Picante de la Casa (Soho House Tonic)

Best described as a Tommy's Margarita with added chilli spice and coriander/cilantro.

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Fruit Tingle

Fruity by name and taste, blue in colour.

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Naked & Famous

Salmon pink in colour. Mezcal adds earthy smoky complexity to this bittersweet, citrusy fresh, aperitivo cocktail. Getting naked can certainly help you

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Pina Colada Cocktail (Puerto Rican style)

A wonderful creamy, fruity concoction that's not half as sticky as the world would have you believe. Too much ice will detract from the creaminess and

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Bramble

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

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Dirty Martini Cocktail

This drink varies from delicious to disgusting, depending on what's making it Dirty. This is traditionally the liquid from a jar of olives and if using

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Cantaritos

Juicy (freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit and lime) and refreshing slightly salty tequila invigorated with sparkling grapefruit soda. Wetting the porous

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B-52 Shot

Probably the best-known and most popular shot.

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Cadáver Reviver

The combination of tequila and triple sec make this riff on the classic Corpse Reviver remarkably Margarita-like, only with added complexity and subtlety

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Sunflower

Elderflower liqueur replaces aromatised wine in this riff on a classic Corpse Reviver No.2, hence the bitter oils from the lemon zest twist are crucial

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The Last Word cocktail

Chartreuse devotees will love this balanced, tangy drink. I'm one.

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Caipirinha

If you are European or in North America you're probably used to this drink being served with crushed ice, but until you have tried it with cubed ice you

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Blue Passion

Sweet and sour and turquoise blue.

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Bandera

In Mexico the quality of the homemade Sangrita can make or break a bar. The Sangrita in this trio is spicy and slightly sweet.

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Maiden's Blush No.2

A mere spoon of blanche absinthe washes over ten times as much Old Tom gin in this complex sour, delicately balanced by a splash of raspberry syrup.

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Vieux Carré Cocktail

A Sweet Manhattan served on-the-rocks with added herbal complexity and an all-important splash and dash or two of New Orlean's French Quarter. riven by

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Paloma (Simple)

Long, fruity and refreshing.

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Blueberry Caipirinha

For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.

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November Seabreeze

A superbly refreshing fruity drink, whatever the time of year.

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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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Daiquiri No.1 Natural (Embury's 8:2:1 formula)

Traditionally a Daiquiri should always be based on light rum but if I should feel like breaking with tradition and using aged rum, I find Embury's 8:2:1

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Screaming Orgasm

Probably as fattening as it is alcoholic, this is a huge, creamy dessert in a glass served with generous innuendo.

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Fruity Sex on the Beach

Sweet fruit laced with vodka.

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Piscola

'Brandy' and cola with a hint of Angostura bitters. Try and see why the Chileans enjoy it.