Stirred, strong and boozy - Manhattan/Brooklyn-like. Rye whiskey-based with aromatised wine complexity and apricot brandy adding a touch of fruity sweetness.
Mezcal and cognac fuel this stirred and strong nightcap sipper.
Cachaça based and bittersweet with orange accents and Fernet Branca contributing subtle bitterness.
This delightful twist on the Brooklyn is the most Italian American of drinks.
The chocolate in this riff on a classic Negroni seems to boost the orange notes in the Italian red bitter liqueur.
A Negroni-style cocktail served up. Heavy on the gin and relatively light on Campari and vermouth. It's a formula that works but like us, you may prefer
A rich characterful and tasty riff on a Sweet Manhattan.
On the bitter side of bittersweet this is a great aperitif cocktail.
Big flavours combine harmoniously in this Manhattan riff which substitutes bitters for an amaro.
Bourbon and apricot are a well-established match, and everybody who drinks Manhattan's will recognise how well sweet vermouth and bitters work with bourbon.
This boozy Manhattan-like cocktail is recognised as being a straight-up contemporary classic but it's perhaps best-served on-the-rocks in an old-fashioned
Subtle vermouth and falernum sweetness takes the edge off this after-dinner whiskey charged, sipper of a cocktail.
A twist of the classic Vieux Carre with scotch substituting rye whiskey and cherry wine in place of vermouth. The bitter balance is provided by aromatised
Delicately spicy and Manhattan-like in style.
The powerful and pervasive bittersweet notes of Allspice Dram heavily influence this cocktail which we'd recommend is enjoyed as an after-dinner Dram.
Not particularly alcoholic, but strong in a gingery, spicy way.
Twist on a Manhattan for fig lovers.
This Negroni-inspired cocktail will please mezcal loving bartenders and hardened drinkers (we also loved it) but may challenge other drinkers.
Rye whiskey tamed and flavoured by elderflower, Punt E Mes and maraschino.
This Islay smoke influenced drink makes for a great night cap.
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