To quote a long time Californian and frequent visitor to America's Southwest, this recipe is a classic Margarita but with a few tweaks. Usually a silver/blanco
This 6:2:1 (6 parts rum, 2 parts lime and 1 part sugar) Daiquiri recipe emerged after an afternoon's Daiquiri experimentation with five of the UK's most
With thanks to Bob Cook, a Discerning Drinker, who on 27th October 2020 left a comment with the recipe for this delicious high-proof whiskey, equal parts
Black in colour and with a flavour that's recognisably part of the Negroni family but with a flat Coke-like smoothness that makes a classic Negroni taste
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care.
One sip is never enough of a really good thing – see our Three Gulps Martini.
A Whisky Sour with honey richness, subtle smoke and enlivening ginger spice.
Subtly boozy, honeyed and herbal.
Rye whiskey and cognac combine harmoniously in this delicious julep.
A gin-based Mojito served over cracked ice meets the classic Southside. The result is refreshing and easy drinking.
Cachaça (not slickly speaking a rum) adds distinctive grassy notes to this three 'rum' Daiquiri. Try swapping out the cachaça for rhum agricole and indeed
It's incredible how switching between blanco and reposado tequila (even between same brands) changes this cocktail with the blanco version somewhat out-of-kilter
A spirituous aperitif-style cocktail, or an after dinner sipper, which can be made with numerous different sweet vermouths or indeed a vermouth amaro as
Rich flavoursome honey replaces sugar syrup in this delicious Daiquiri. The fuller the honey, perhaps the bigger the rum.
Classically made with dry vermouth, this vintage cocktail is so much better with bianco vermouth – in which case, ripe pineapple fruitiness and rye whiskey
A beautifully balanced and complex riff on the White Negroni.
A hint of agave syrup sweetness knocks and dilution from the stirred ice knocks back the spirit's fire while opening and releasing agave flavours. If
Tequila replaces gin in this riff on an Aviation cocktail – 'Arte de Volar' is Spanish for 'Art of Flying'. As with the original gin-based classic, notes
Cream and a touch of rich dark chocolate smooth scotch whisky and gin without smothering them. This may be a creamy drink but it remains 'serious' and
Dry, with bittersweet undertones, and aromatic. We've tried this recipe with modern-day Caperitif but prefer the above blend of two aperitif wines in its
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