Rye whiskey and cognac combine harmoniously in this delicious julep.
Achieving balance, ideal dilution and a good chill are essential to the enjoyment of this spirituous sublime classic.
Tequila, rum, sherry and orange liqueur combine harmoniously in this complex spirit-led, after-dinner/late-night sipper.
Grappa is made to go with espresso coffee and adds its distinctive flavour to this cocktail originally made with vodka.
Dark rich sugar, equally dark and richly flavoured rum, sweetened and spiced with the clove and cinnamon flavours of falernum and freshened with citrus
You've almost certainly enjoyed the modern classic that is the Espresso Martini but switch the base spirit from vodka to aged grappa and you've an even
With is trio of rums at a full measure a piece, this maritime sour is one of the punchiest on the classic roster of Tiki cocktails.
Sometimes called a Gaelic Coffee and properly known by its Irish name 'Caife Gaelach', the Irish Coffee is traditionally served in a stemmed heatproof
Full-bodied both describes this cocktail and how you'll feel after consuming this very tasty meal of a drink.
Generous dashes of bitters add spice to delicately sweetened bourbon.
Bourbon's sweet notes are lifted and amplified by amaretto's almond flavours. For a slightly drier, more complex version of this drink try a Toasted Almond
Who'd have thought cachaça and apple brandy would make such good bedfellows with herbal liqueur and Creole-style bitters.
This close relation to the Mojito is drier, more complex and tad less minty than its sibling. Some like to finish this cocktail with a hefty dose of bitters
Adapted from a recipe created in 2020 by Jeroen Van Hecke at L'Apereau in Blankenberge, Belgium.
To adhere to the original recipe, you should smash a sugar cube and then painstakingly stir this with bitters into a paste. Life is just too short to faff
As with any good conference, all the participants in this cocktail are heard and their contribution is equally valued. Due to its layering of different
Fruity and lightly sweetened brandy cooled and diluted with crushed ice. What's not to like? The Brandy Old-Fashioned is usually made using Californian
The grassy oaky favours of aged rhum agricole sit well with the fresh lime and bittersweet liqueur.
The use of a good Pedro Ximénez sherry and achieving the correct level of dilution is key to the success of this potentially brilliant cocktail.
A more complex riff of a Collins with malty genever and brown sugar flavours considerably adding to the drink.
Grappa-laced sweet 'n' sour almond, somewhat reminiscent of a Daiquiri made with aged rum.
Rounded, citrusy and delicately spicy with an attractive underlying funk from Swedish punch.
Characterful rum leads with gin and whiskey playing supporting roles with hints of citrus.
Given its name, obviously, this cocktail was originally based on Islay peated malt whisky, but as they'd say on the BBC, other peated whiskies are available.
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