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A boozy brandy influenced wet, sweet Martini with a hint of orange. Only discerning drinkers need apply. Those after sweet, less challenging drinks should
A perfect Manhattan with bittersweet French amaro rather than aromatic bitters and a balancing dash of sweet maraschino liqueur.
Difford's Fruit Cup No.1 (gin based & Pimm's Cup-like)
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
Difford's Fruit Cup No.13 (Calvados based)
While apple slices are a poor choice of garnish in a fruit cup due to their propensity to turn brown (dehydrated slices are the answer), the crisp dry
Difford's Fruit Cup No.2 (Scotch based)
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
Difford's Fruit Cup No.4 (Rum based)
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.
Difford's Fruit Cup No.5 (Rye based)
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
Difford's Fruit Cup No.8 (Mezcal based)
While some struggle to appreciate mezcal its robust, slightly smoky character adds depth and complexity to this delicious summery cocktail. (If they served
Difford's Fruit Cup No.9 (Pisco based)
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.
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.
Martinez (with Old Tom gin)
Use an authentic tasting distilled old tom gin that's balanced rather than overly sweet and you'll have a fabulous cocktail. We've used dry vermouth to
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
Perfectly Straight Blood & Sand
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.
Bamboo Cocktail (Difford's 'Perfect' recipe)
Sweet vermouth counters dry sherry with dry vermouth further enhancing the vinous flavours and balance. Orange bitters and an orange zest twist add citrus
Blood and Sand (Classic formula)
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
Blood and Sand (Difford's recipe)
The equal parts (scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth and orange juice) formula from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book is the accepted classic Blood &
Bobby Burns (Difford's own)
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