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A perfect Manhattan with bittersweet liqueur rather than aromatic bitters and a balancing dash of sweet maraschino liqueur. If you can't obtain Picon
Use an authentic tasting distilled old tom gin that's balanced rather than overly sweet, and you'll have a fabulous cocktail. I've used dry vermouth to
Honeyed tequila and aromatic maraschino with complex herbal vinous notes.
Chartreuse devotees will love this balanced, tangy drink. I'm one.
The sublime taste of great añejo tequila mellowed and delicately flavoured with maraschino, chartreuse and grapefruit bitters.
Despite the generous dose of Italian 'sweet' vermouth, rye whiskey shines in this harmonious Sweet Manhattan-like dry cocktail.
Spirit-led and very slightly sweet, this makes for a delicious late-night tipple.
Blend with too much ice and you will have a tasteless slushy drink that will give you brain-ache if you drink it too fast. However, made correctly and
A Daiquiri No.1 with a tang of grapefruit and hint of maraschino. Essentially a Hemingway Special Daiquiri (Papa Doble) Daiquiri for folk without the great
A riff on the classic Last Word cocktail substituting Irish whiskey for gin. Named after Frank Fogarty, a vaudeville performer known as The Dublin Minstrel.
There's a load of orgeat (almond syrup) in this Daiquiri-style cocktail but it's only just on the sweet side of balanced with that almond richness contributing
An Old-Fashioned improved by the addition of maraschino liqueur.
Spiritous and fresh – if you like Natural Daiquiris then perhaps try this. The unaged rye spirit sits brilliantly with the vermouth and maraschino with
This formula for the vintage classic emerged and became popular in London in early 2008 with the introduction of Antica Formula. Our Martinez cocktail
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
Tequila-based, with complex mezcal smokiness, rich maraschino cherry and floral lavender bitters. It's a cocktail that likes dilution so perhaps consider
A wonderfully aromatic flower-powered Aviation. Sweeter than some Aviation renditions, including my own Aviation and if, like me, you like yours a tad
Inspired by the numerous other Tuxedo recipes, this combines the best of them all (besides the sherry) but with a faint hint of sweetness (from the bianco
Sweet white vermouth and generous maraschino liqueur mellow the usual Tuxedo bone dryness while also adding aroma and flavour.
Named after the direct Spanish translation of Last Word, hence the use of mezcal in place of the gin in a classic Last Word cocktail. Pineapple juice,
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