Medium-dry, spiritous aromatised apple with delicate grape/berry fruit and faint orange.
Bittersweet with herbal botanical complexity.
This complex Manhattan variant is a well-balanced combo of spirit, liqueur and aromatic wine.
Boozy and complex with delicate fruit, spice and bitterness. A very agreeable late-night tipple.
Cognac with red berry and red wine notes with faint honeycomb.
A balance between citrus and berry sweetness forms the heart of this cognac based cocktail.
Dry and spiritous but rounded and mellowed by subtle red grape and maraschino cherry fruitiness. Best enjoyed as a late-night sipper.
A beautifully balanced, very approachable, rust-coloured Martini.
Pot still Jamaican rum adds delicate but distinctive funky notes to this lightly sweet fruity gin-laced cocktail.
This classic cocktail resembles an aromatic Martini. Hints of sherry and orange are followed by a dry finish.
Dry, spiced wine impregnated with apple - pretty damn good.
This drink benefits from a long, chilling and diluting stir. The result is a Martini-style, fruity but dry.
Slightly sweet, this complex cocktail combines flavours of red wine with subtle herbal notes and is fortified with light rum.
Cognac stirred with aromatised wine, rich orange liqueur with subtle chocolate, cinnamon and zesty orange.
Beautifully balanced. This fruity whiskey drink manages to be both approachable and serious.
Cognac stirred with rich herbal and heather honey Drambuie, along with aromatised wine. Aromatic bitters add complexity depth.
A dry Manhattan-like cocktail with a hint of orange.
Aromatic and well balanced, provided you use French-made Dubonnet.
This light, aromatic, sweet and sour beauty has a grown-up, quinine-rich flavour but lacks the 'sting like a bee' finish.
Reminiscent of a cognac-based Blood & Sand.
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