A perfect Manhattan with bittersweet liqueur rather than aromatic bitters and a balancing dash of sweet maraschino liqueur. If you can't obtain Picon
The crisp dry apple freshness that calvados brings to this fruity long drink makes it one of the best base spirits in a fruit cup.
This long refreshing fruity cocktail mimics the characteristics of a Pimm's Cup but with the punch and fullness of flavour reminiscent of distant decades
Perhaps Pimm's chose the number '2' for the Scotch whisky based version of their summer cup because it was the second best – Scotch is certainly one
There's a splash of cola in this fruit cup and the classic marriage of rum and cola sings out in this flavoursome summery, almost tropical, fruit cup.
Whisky works brilliantly in a fruit cup, arguably even better than gin. The spice and robustness of American rye whiskey adds a pleasing backbone to this
Pisco (and Peruvian bitters) add a distinctive south American touch to this summery drink. Ripe grape notes emerge and add to the drink's citrussy fruitiness.
With thanks to Bob Cook, a Discerning Drinker, who on 27th October 2020 left a comment with the recipe for this delicious high-proof whiskey, equal parts
Black in colour and with a flavour that's recognisably part of the Negroni family but with a flat Coke-like smoothness that makes a classic Negroni taste
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care.
Use an authentic tasting distilled old tom gin that's balanced rather than overly sweet and you'll have a fabulous cocktail. I've used dry vermouth to
While some struggle to appreciate mezcal its robust, slightly smoky character adds depth and complexity to this delicious summery cocktail.
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
I'm usually a maximum of five ingredients in a cocktail kind-a-guy but this Blood & Sand riff with seven ingredients is balanced and tasty. If I were in
Substituting vermouths, such as Martini Reserva Rubino, dramatically alters the character of this cocktail.
Añejo tequila rather than American whiskey dominates this Manhattan riff.
Sweet vermouth counters dry sherry with dry vermouth further enhancing the vinous flavours and balance. Orange bitters and an orange zest twist add citrus
One of the best classic Scotch cocktails, the Blood & Sand is said to be the Scotch whisky-based cocktail that whisky haters will like. Some may find this
The equal parts Blood and Sand (scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth, and orange juice) formula from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book is the accepted
This recipe combines elements from the world's most respected writers of vintage recipes – the base formula comes from Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail
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