A 2:1 Dry Martini that's like no gin or vodka comparison – it's arguably better.
This altogether lighter and whiter version of the classic Scotch Manhattan is delicious and comparable to what the White Negroni did for the classic Negroni.
Whisps of smoky mezcal mingle with herbaceous tequila, rich vinous vermouth and delicate aniseed and liquorice.
This Bamboo recipe achieves a 'perfect' balance between the dry mineral notes of fino sherry in contrast to both rich bianco and dry vermouths. Classically,
The challenge, and indeed the opportunity, with the Bronx is to strike the perfect balance between the botanical flavours of the gin, vermouths and zesty
Inspired by the numerous other Tuxedo recipes, this combines the best of them with a faint hint of sweetness (from the bianco vermouth and old tom gin)
Like a rum-laced pineapple cream soda served with a wedge of lime.
My preferred five-to-one Dry Martini ratio but with the fortified wine split between dry vermouth, bianco vermouth and fino sherry.
This Negroni-style cocktail is a riff on the Old Pal with bianco vermouth, which has a more mellowing effect on the whiskey than the dry vermouth traditionally
Fragrant apricot eau-de-vie nestles alongside piney gin botanicals with faint sweetness from herbal vermouth.
Whisky-laced and delicately bittersweet with complex herbal notes. A delicious aperitivo.
This simple but brilliantly complex aperitivo-cum-digestivo cocktail dates from the 1930s when it and most other cocktails were shaken. Don't allow the
Sweet white vermouth and generous maraschino liqueur mellow the usual Tuxedo bone dryness while also adding aroma and flavour.
I tried making my usual Sweet Manhattan but with añejo tequila as the base spirit and it was not half bad, but there's something about tequila that says
An unusual vermouth-based herbal cocktail - very fresh and aromatic.
Bittersweet gentian is the prevalent flavour (hence the 'Suzie' name), toned down by bianco vermouth and freshened with pink grapefruit over a fortifying
Celery imparts subtle vegetal notes in this unusual aperitivo cocktail.
A simple variation on the vodka-based French Martini adding gin and vermouth to help justify its Martini name.
A most unusual combination of classic Italian red bitter liqueur, bianco vermouth, crème de menthe and lager combine brilliantly in this refreshing aperitivo.
Bittersweet and refreshing with the very distinctive flavours of mastiha and Fernet Branca.
A splash of lime adds zesty citrus balance to this delicate rose-pink tinted rum and vermouth cocktail with a touch of pomegranate contributing fruity
Originally named the Unripe Manhattan after the website of its creator, this Manhattan-style cocktail benefits from the spice of rye whiskey with sweet
Sake adds an almost wine-like delicacy to this approachable riff on the classic Dry Martini.
A light summery spritz with flavours reminiscent of Pimm's.
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