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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.
Carajilo, coffee and liquor or spirit, is a popular serve in Mexico, with Licor 43 being one of the preferred choices due to the delicately spiced rich
Forget the 'Vodka Red Bull', this is the cocktail connoisseur's way of combining caffeine and vodka.
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.
Hard to hate but the cola and lime dominate the subtle gin flavours.
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
Raspberry and pineapple laced with vodka. Easy drinking and very fruity.
Slightly sweet, herbal, refreshing and quaffable. The good folk at Aperol recommend equal parts prosecco and Aperol topped with a splash of soda. However,
The bittersweet herbal notes from the vermouth and Cynar combine harmoniously with the cachaça. Depending on how punchy you like your cocktails you may
Cow broth replaces tomato in this Mary for carnivorous drinkers.
Bitter and dry, but very tasty. This no namby-pamby drink is traditionally assembled and mixed directly in the glass. There is something about a Negroni
Batida de Banana
So thick that this is something of a liquid dessert - surprisingly yummy.
A standard sour but with tequila zing.
Rum slightly sweetened and flavoured with the lime and clove flavours of falernum. There is much debate over the Corn 'N' Oil, particularly over the type
A wonderfully aromatic flower-powered Aviation. Sweeter than some Aviation renditions, including my own Aviation and if, like me, you like yours a tad
Reminiscent of a long, fruity, Margarita.
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.
Mai Tai (Trader Vic's) Cocktail
We love Daiquiris and this is basically a classic Daiquiri with a few bells and whistles.
Juicy (freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit and lime) and refreshing slightly salty tequila invigorated with sparkling grapefruit soda. Wetting the porous
A long, very refreshing strawberry drink laced with cachaça.
Charlie Chaplin Cocktail
Dilution is key to this fruity sweet 'n' sour cocktail, hence, depending on your ice, the Charlie Chaplin may benefit from the addition of a splash of
Powerful funky rum and delicate cinnamon spice partially tamed by rich fruit and sweetened clove.
Espresso Martini (simple 3 equal parts recipe)
Balanced, tasty and enlivening, this cocktail is incredibly quick and easy to make using just three ingredients that should be every day essentials in
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
Hot Toddy (Hot Cognac & Lemon)
Warms the cockles with cognac and a good dose of citrus.
When well made, this Cuban cousin of the Mint Julep is one of the world's greatest and most refreshing cocktails.
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
One of the best and most popular drinks to come out of the 1980s.
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.
Picante de la Casa (Soho House Tonic)
Best described as a Tommy's Margarita with added chilli spice and coriander/cilantro.
A superbly refreshing fruity drink, whatever the time of year.
The flavour of agave is king in this simple Margarita, made without the traditional orange liqueur.
Lightly or well-aged rum invigorating with dry champagne, freshened by a touch of lime and balanced by honeyed richness. Described by some as being a
'Brandy' and cola with a hint of Angostura bitters. Try and see why the Chileans enjoy it.
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
Fruity Sex on the Beach
Sweet fruit laced with vodka.
This cocktail originally appears in William Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book where its creation is attributed to one A. G. Scott. We've respected
White Lady Cocktail
A simple, silky and delicious gin-laced classic with a sour finish.
Calvados & Tonic
Crisp dry apple with delicate quinine tonic bitterness.
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. Driven
The Florida sun shines through this fruity, refreshing drink.
Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail
A cooling, combination of four different white spirits, triple sec, lemon and lime, crowned with a splash of cola.
Our thanks to Brent Evans for pointing us towards this tasty cocktail which he describes as Scotch whisky blended with fresh oranges, lemons and a whisper