Made with raspberry jam, this is fruity, well-balanced and easy-drinking.
Citrusy fresh and herbaceous, particularly caraway from the Kummel, with tequila providing the backbone.
Lightly or well-aged rum invigorated with dry champagne, freshened by a touch of lime and balanced by honeyed richness. Described by some as being a rum-based
Dry and gin laced with subtle notes of chocolate, dry vermouth and lemon.
If you like Sidecars then you'll love the Frank Sullivan. Just on the tart side with a touch of quinine bitterness which makes sipping through a sugar-crusted
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
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.
Medium-dry, herbal, fruity, refreshing and delightfully different. Best served as an aperitivo.
Mouth-puckeringly dry, this is a great aperitivo with quinine, fino sherry, gin botanicals and citrus all singing harmoniously.
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
A riff on Sam Ross' Paper Plane this makes for a delicious aperitivo. I like to add 2 drops saline solution.
Dry sparkling wine dilutes and adds pleasing biscuity notes to this apricot gin sour.
Manzanilla sherry contributes dry, delicate minerally salty notes to this mezcal-forward aperitivo.
Oh my Lola, it's just like smoked cherry cola!
Full-on tangy fresh blood orange with a subtle gin backbone, bittersweet herbal notes and vermouth complexity.
Vivid blue with a pale blue head, this is a striking cocktail. It also packs a whopping 45ml (1½oz) of blue curaçao but is far from being a disco drink.
The cinnamon dusting which crowns this cocktail adds light spice to what is a mellow Aged Rum Daiquiri with subtle herbal complexity.
Gin and herbal vermouth with zippy zesty orange. My previous recipe comprised 30ml (1oz) gin, 15ml (½oz) orange curaçao, 30ml (1oz) rosso (sweet) vermouth,
A tequila-laced wake-up call.
Bittersweet and fruity with pungent rum notes sipped through crushed ice. Properly Tiki-tastic.
A splash of brandy adds an extra dimension to this riff on Dick Bradsell's Espresso Martini.
Irish whiskey is often matured in oloroso sherry seasoned casks so it's no surprise that whiskey and sherry blend harmoniously in this cocktail, with lemon
Margarita-style and lengthened with cranberry juice. Surprisingly tasty. The recipe above is pleasingly simple but you may find the following better fits
Rich (medium-dry and spirituous this old-fashioned is all too easy to drink and fortunately, easy to make.
All editorial and photography on diffordsguide.com is copyright protected
© Odd Firm of Sin 2023