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Madurised Old Fashioned Godfather
As the name suggests this is an almond flavoured Old-Fashioned with medium dry madeira adding wine notes while three different whiskies also add to the
Tony C's original recipe calls for 50ml London dry gin, 10ml marsala dolce (dry marsala), 5ml dry vermouth and 3 dashes 69 Colebrooke Row made almond bitters.
Forget the porridge and kick start your day with an Atholl Brose. Consider using raw heather honey.
Mai Tai (Difford's recipe)
We love Daiquiris and this is basically a classic Daiquiri with a few bells and whistles: Orange curaçao, lime juice, almond syrup, amaretto, falernum,
Smoky almond and delicate coconut combine in this elegant after-dinner sipper.
A great-looking, beautifully balanced after-dinner cocktail.
The game this drink is named after is French while the main ingredients are Spanish and Italian, but they do play Pétanque in the Basque region of Spain.
Smoked Old Fashioned Godfather
A quartet of whiskies: bourbon, rye, blended Scotch and Islay single malt, stirred with, and lightly sweetened and flavoured by amaretto liqueur. The result
Almond Atholl Brose
An almond riff on the classic Atholl Brose Created in March 2016 by yours truly (Simon Difford) for Disaronno amaretto.
Almond Old Fashioned (bourbon based)
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
Almond Old Fashioned (tequila based)
One to please fans of both tequila and the Old Fashioned drinks genre with amaretto adding the headline hint of almond.
Sweet 'n' sour - frothy with an almond buzz. An extra couple of dashes of bitters help balance the drink and add an extra burst of flavour.
Amaretto Sour (by Jeffrey Morgenthaler)
As the name suggests, this drink is dominated by amaretto, with lemon juice providing the sour balancing element and a slug of bourbon giving backbone.
Amaro-etti Biscotti (barrel aged)
Cognac, amaretto and amaro aromatised with vanilla bitters and Islay single malt.
Bella Donna Daiquiri
Back in 2003, this was the hit cocktail for Difford's Guide staff at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, after working at the Nightclub & Bar Beverage Convention.
Described by some as being a Brooklyn but perhaps more a bourbon whisky-based Godfather with vermouth.
When made with Don Julio 1942, as this drink originally was, this is another memorable trick by the affable Brian Van Flandern.
Aged rum sweetened, softened and flavoured with pineapple and amaretto. A crowd pleaser.
The choice of sherry greatly impacts the Explorer. Made with cream sherry, as per the original recipe, brings out the rich marzipan notes in the amaretto
Created in 2016 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England for Disaronno’s Mixing Star project.