Looks like a Bloody Mary, and tastes a lot like a Bloody Mary, but features gin's aromatic botanicals.
There's no toffee in this Toffee Negroni in the same way there's no coffee in the Coffee Cocktail yet both drinks are aptly named and delicious.
A refreshing apéritif with a mouth-salivating bitterness. Makes a Spritz seem bland.
Basically a Spritzer with a generous splash of Italian red bitter liqueur - dry and very refreshing. The perfect aperitivo.
This appropriately sunset-coloured cocktail serves a cacophony of flavours that combine to deliver a symphony of surprisingly harmonious sips.
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
Basically, a bitter orange and clove daiquiri. We found this recipe really sung when we added a splash of water for some extra dilution and half a bar
The winning cocktail from CLASS magazine Bartender of the Year 2009.
A delightful balance of egg, spirit and wine. Looks creamy and sweet but is sharp and citrusy.
Made to the easy-to-remember 3:2:1 Daiquiri countdown formula (3 parts rum, 2 parts lime & 1 part sugar), this balanced and limey daiquiri suits a more
Salty Bird hardly suggests a sweet fruity drink but perfectly befits this bittersweet rum-laced pineapple sipper.
A dark, delicately bittersweet and light in alcohol aperitif cocktail.
The dry cleansing balsamic vinegar alongside a good buttery Chardonnay and golden rum makes The Rum Pickle a great aperitivo. (Doesn't work nearly so well
Tall and refreshing with a delicate balance between tonic's quinine bitterness and maraschino's sweetness.
A mezcal inspired variation of the Last Word with a refreshing, spirit-forward blend of ingredients.
The lemon zest twist is essential to the fine balance of this vermouth (note; no spirit) cocktail.
Irish whiskey shines in this brilliantly balanced easy-drinking cocktail that will appeal to a wide range of palates.
Orange and rum with a hint of ginger spice. Long and thirst-quenching.
Rich liquid Christmas pudding flavours of Pedro Jimenez laced with scotch whisky and balanced with subtle gentian and chocolate bitterness.
There's an interesting play between rum, vermouth and grapefruit which, with the right grapefruit, can be delicious. (Juice ripe pink or red grapefruit.)
Dry sherry and bitter orange with underlying ripe grape sweetness, The Ribbon makes for a perfect aperitif cocktail.
The simplest, one of the best and dryest renditions of the Bamboo cocktail. It may be simple but the combination of vermouth and fino makes for a fabulously
This riff on Dick Brasell's classic Espresso Martini introduces rich vanilla and faint and delicate herbal notes.
Mellow and slightly sweet with flavours of caramel, chocolate and rich orange.
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