Reminiscent of a classic champagne cocktail with cognac, champagne and zesty orange flavours dominating. It's surprising how little cherry brandy notes
A bittersweet, herbal old-school drink that's in line for rediscovery.
An Old-Fashioned improved by the addition of maraschino liqueur.
The original equal parts whiskey and dry vermouth recipe is way too dry, so in time for Saint Patrick's Day 2016, we experimented and concluded that splitting
Subtle mint and citrus lightly flavour the cognac.
Thanks to mint and a vigorous shake, this bite-sized after dinner cocktail is superbly refreshing.
The Czarina cocktail is first mentioned in the supplementary list of cocktails in William James Billy Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Bar Book. Sadly, as he
Bready genever with a hint of orange curaçao adding flavour and the merest touch of sweetness balancing Boker's Bitters. If you don't have Boker's to
Yes, yes, I know modern convention calls for this cocktail to be stirred but Jerry Thomas stipulates to shake it and it's much improved by shaking. Shake
Stir well and strain into an icy cold glass and this subtly flavoured whiskey cocktail is a delicious way to chase a good evening.
Lightly sweetened and diluted cognac flavoured with almond and a hint of spice.
A short, sharp and very satisfying bracer to prequal a good meal, or indeed chase such a meal.
A riff on the classic RAC cocktail. Lovingly hand-crafted and highly polished with enough oomph to be a conder in the spirit-forward classics series.
Lapsang souchong flavours and dry tannins are balanced by maple syrup and fortified with bourbon.
A Sweet Rye Manhattan with a long spicy finish.
Slightly on the bitter side of bittersweet with gentian, jammy apricot and lemon juice over a tequila base.
A beautifully balanced, spirit-forward, stirred, cognac-based cocktail with Vermouth di Torino and herbal liqueur.
Montenegro amaro dominates this bittersweet delicately orangey aperitif cocktail.
The original recipe was actually 2/3rds genever to 1/3 sweet vermouth but this produces an overly dry cocktail so I've upped the proportion of vermouth
Well-balanced bitter-sweetness dominated by vermouth (hence the name) with faint maraschino but perhaps the most important ingredient is the most hidden,
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