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The style of sherry used classically in this Bamboo-style aperitivo is unknown as it is not recorded. We tried fino and amontillado before deciding that
Canadian blended whisky provides the backbone over which layers of complex French aromatised wine are layered.
Brandy and brandy fortified apple sit harmoniously with rich herbal vermouth complexity.
Rum agricole fortifies sherry to produce a spirituous aperitivo or after dinner/late night sipper.
Spirituous and bittersweet with a cleansing citrusy bite and underlying cognac complexity, this cocktail is suited to both aperitif and after-dinner occasions.
A dark, delicately bittersweet and light in alcohol aperitif cocktail.
Making your own grenadine, as per Darren's recipe, will affect the balance and success of this fruity complex cocktail.
Almond inspired with hints of apple and lemon juice.
Peachy! Based on the Bellini, funnily enough.
This Martini-style classic was originally devoid of sugar syrup but the hint of sweetness mellows the gin and balances the bitters. Alternatively, use
As David says of his drink, “Much like its namesake garment this drink is simultaneously sharp and smooth; and whilst it's rather cool, it's also likely
A light and fragrant Sweet Martini style drink with elderflower liqueur and peach bitters.
Rich and flavoursome Pedro Ximénez sherry stirred with cognac bitters and delicately influenced by cigar smoke
Wonderfully floral and minty - worthy of a right royal drinker.
Smoother, lighter and easier than most classic cocktails - perhaps a little too much so.
A Manhattan-style cocktail but with dry vermouth and considerably more of it, Bénédictine and peach bitters.
Bone dry and boozy, this cocktail is aimed at those who have a penchant for both sherry and aquavit, not to mention bittersweet artichoke liqueurs - hardly
Fruity, cranberry laced with vodka and sweet peach liqueur. A quaffable cocktail from the 1980s.
So smooth this drink is almost creamy. Vanilla dominates with fruity hints of rum.
Mint, juniper, caraway and fennel make for an unusual cocktail that's conducive to fresh breath.
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