Fruity, light, well-balanced and easy-drinking.
This long refreshing fruity cocktail mimics the characteristics of a Pimm's Cup but with the punch and fullness of flavour reminiscent of distant decades
Citrusy fresh and herbaceous, particularly caraway from the Kummel, with tequila providing the backbone.
Lightly or well-aged rum invigorating with dry champagne, freshened by a touch of lime and balanced by honeyed richness. Described by some as being a
Sweet and sour with rich apple flavours and a brandy backbone.
Hit the perfect proportions and you will strike a wondrous balance of flavoursome rum, gin botanicals, limey sourness and fruity sweetness.
This short sharp cocktail is best described as a Banana & Fino Sherry Gin Sour. The fino and banana notes are subtle, so subtle that it is not obviously
One of the best classic Scotch cocktails, the Blood & Sand is said to be the Scotch whisky-based cocktail that whisky haters will like. Some may find this
This subtly mandarin orange influenced Sweet Manhattan is made drier and all the more complex, not by dashes of bitters, but by a slug of Italian amaro.
A Daiquiri that is light on lime and elongated with coconut water. Delicious and very refreshing.
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
Bready genever and zesty orange curaçao dried, lengthened and flavoured with the cold black tea tannins. Simples by Simon!
You've almost certainly enjoyed the modern classic that is the Espresso Martini but switch the base spirit from vodka to aged grappa and you've an even
Mouth-puckeringly dry this is a great aperitivo with quinine, fino sherry, gin botanicals and citrus all singing harmoniously.
When well made, this Cuban cousin of the Mint Julep is one of the world's greatest and most refreshing cocktails.
Tart, dry and lightly bitter, but with just enough underlying sweetness to stroke the palate and make another sip so very desirable – a complex, bittersweet
Fino sherry and Peychaud's Bitters brilliantly sets this riff on a classic Daiquiri apart. Beautifully balanced and delicately flavoured. If you apply
This pale pink cocktail looks delicate and indeed is delicately balanced with a wisp of mezcal smoke. Even if you forgo the infusion and use unflavoured
Tangy pineapple fruit laced with characterful rums. Yumm!
A tangy, balanced combination of rich flavours. The quality of pisco used is crucial to the success of a Pisco Punch.
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