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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.
Forget the 'Vodka Red Bull', this is the cocktail connoisseur's way of combining caffeine and vodka.
A long, very refreshing strawberry drink laced with cachaça.
Spirituous and bittersweet with a underlying chocolaty treat.
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.
Raspberry and pineapple laced with vodka. Easy drinking and very fruity.
A minty real lemonade. A seriously refreshing non-alcoholic summery drink.
A classic Daiquiri with a very subtle hint of apple.
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
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
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
Batida de Banana
So thick that this is something of a liquid dessert - surprisingly yummy.
Cow broth replaces tomato in this Mary for carnivorous drinkers.
White Lady Cocktail
A simple, silky and delicious gin-laced classic with a sour finish.
A rum based variation on the White Lady, with zingy citrus and sweet maraschino.
A standard sour but with tequila zing.
The flavour of agave is king in this simple Margarita, made without the traditional orange liqueur.
A wonderfully aromatic flower-powered Aviation. Sweeter than some Aviation renditions, including my own Aviation and if, like me, you like yours a tad
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
The bittersweet herbal notes from the vermouth and Cynar combine harmoniously with the cachaça. Depending on how punchy you like your cocktails you may
A refreshing balance of sour lemon and sugar, laced with gin and lengthened with soda.
This grapefruit fresh and light cocktail is equally suited to the aperitivo moment as it is breakfast.
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
Rich (medium-dry and spirituous this old-fashioned is all too easy to drink and fortunately, easy to make.
Picante de la Casa (Soho House Tonic)
Best described as a Tommy's Margarita with added chilli spice and coriander/cilantro.
Fruity by name and taste, blue in colour.
Naked & Famous
Salmon pink in colour. Mezcal adds earthy smoky complexity to this bittersweet, citrusy fresh, aperitivo cocktail. Getting naked can certainly help you
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
One of the best and most popular drinks to come out of the 1980s.
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
Juicy (freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit and lime) and refreshing slightly salty tequila invigorated with sparkling grapefruit soda. Wetting the porous
Probably the best-known and most popular shot.
The combination of tequila and triple sec make this riff on the classic Corpse Reviver remarkably Margarita-like, only with added complexity and subtlety
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
The Last Word cocktail
Chartreuse devotees will love this balanced, tangy drink. I'm one.
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
Sweet and sour and turquoise blue.
In Mexico the quality of the homemade Sangrita can make or break a bar. The Sangrita in this trio is spicy and slightly sweet.
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.
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
Long, fruity and refreshing.
For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.
A superbly refreshing fruity drink, whatever the time of year.
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
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
Probably as fattening as it is alcoholic, this is a huge, creamy dessert in a glass served with generous innuendo.
Fruity Sex on the Beach
Sweet fruit laced with vodka.
'Brandy' and cola with a hint of Angostura bitters. Try and see why the Chileans enjoy it.