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Honeyed tequila and aromatic maraschino with complex herbal vinous notes.
A hint of agave syrup sweetness and dilution from the stirred ice knocks back the spirit's fire while opening and releasing agave flavours. (If you don't
Cream and a touch of rich chocolate smooth scotch whisky and gin without smothering them. This may be a creamy drink but it remains 'serious' and far from
Spirituous and herbal. A great alternative to an Old-Fashioned , as a late-night sipper.
This recipe combines elements from the world's most respected writers of vintage recipes – the base formula comes from Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail
A bittersweet, herbal old-school drink that's in line for rediscovery.
This superb drink is better if the shaker and its contents are placed in the refrigerator for several hours prior to mixing with ice. This allows the mint
A mere four drops of Abbotts Bitters play a crucial role in this delicately sweetened and complex vodka-based cocktail.
Medium-dry, spiritous aromatised apple with delicate grape/berry fruit and faint orange.
Back in 2003, this was the hit cocktail for Difford's Guide staff at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, after working at the Nightclub & Bar Beverage Convention.
Tequila and lavender are a match made in heaven, made more complex with herbal wine notes from the vermouth and aromatised by delicately fruity maraschino
Deep burgundy red and boozy. Based on the classic combination of port and brandy, this is a drink to finish a night. (Benefits from some dilution so stir
Bittersweet and whisky-laced but smoothed and mellowed by honeyed richness.
Rust coloured and bittersweet with cachaça and elderflower.
Cherry juice laced with vodka and the merest hint of sweetness. Almost a healthy Martini.
Rich cherry is balanced by botanically complex dry gin and citrus freshness, and further dried and deepened by vermouth.
The perfect after-dinner cocktail at any time of year but particularly appropriate over the festive period due to its ingredients – Pedro Ximénez sherry
Aged rum sweetened, softened and flavoured with pineapple and amaretto. A crowd pleaser.
This vintage cocktail is literally a thickened alcoholic milkshake flavoured with cognac and rum. Yum!
Rosemary and sweet elderflower combine wonderfully with the gin botanicals to make an interesting and approachable Martini.
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