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
A superbly refreshing cocktail on a hot day. Blend with too much ice and you will have a tasteless slushy drink that will give you brain-ache if you drink
Tangy pineapple fruit laced with characterful rums. Yumm!
Fruity, aromatic and complex. This is one of my favourite sloe gin cocktails, made all the more appealing by its bijou serve.
Arguably, when numbering my fruit cups, I left the best till last. (I skipped number 16 because the number 7 so befits a Tennessee whiskey-based cocktail).
Vermouth-based and bittersweet with anise and fennel. Depending on your scotch, also faint smokiness.
One of those drinks where the bitter oils from the orange zest twist are crucial to its fine balance.
A strong, tangy, refreshing drink packed with fruit and laced with rum.
Rusty gold in colour, this is a flavoursome threesome for bourbon lovers.
Cognac is smoothed with honey and softened with milk and cream in this classic cocktail.
Bourbon-laced cranberry and grapefruit with light honeyed richness and a faint touch of clove spice.
One of the best and most popular drinks to come out of the 1980s.
Indulgent creamy mouthfeel but not too sweet, with a great balance between the port and the calvados.
A passion fruit and vanilla crowd-pleaser that's balanced with zesty lime, often served with sparkling wine on the side.
A simple variation on the vodka-based French Martini adding gin and vermouth to help justify its Martini name.
A tasty combination of coffee, chocolate and cream, laced with vodka.
Simple but tasty, harnessing the flavour of passion fruit.
Reminiscent of a fruity screwdriver with a botanical gin character. When made with a good slow gin and freshly squeezed orange juice this is a great brunch
Long, fruity and refreshing.
Rum and pineapple are just meant to go together. A simple but pleasingly fruity cocktail with ripe pineapple and sugar richness balanced by cleansing dry
This after-dinner classic is rich, creamy and subtly chocolaty.
As the name suggests, this is a tequila-based version of the Moscow Mule - simple as that. And very tasty.
This lavender pink drink is everything you (or your partner) might want for a Valentine's tipple. It is the right colour, includes parfait amour liqueur
A light summery spritz with flavours reminiscent of Pimm's.
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