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A riff on Sam Ross' Paper Plane this makes for a delicious aperitivo. I like to add 2 drops saline solution.
Spirituous, smoky, earthy, bittersweet, floral, herbal and complex. I've reduced the original serve by one-third to produce a complex, serious and most
A bittersweet Manhattan-style lightly sparkling cocktail.
A Monkey Wrench is classically just rum, grapefruit juice and bitters – my version's a little different. Monkey 47 gins complex botanicals sit with a
Salmon pink in colour. Mezcal adds earthy smoky complexity to this bittersweet, citrusy fresh, aperitivo Last Word riff. And indeed, getting naked can
This pink/rust red drink is bittersweet with underlying bourbon character and lemon zestiness.
A delicious trio of flavours meets in harmony. Tart ruby grapefruit and lemon, subtle bitterness, and rich elderflower.
This appropriately sunset-coloured cocktail serves a cacophony of flavours that combine to deliver a symphony of surprisingly harmonious sips.
There's no toffee in this Toffee Negroni in the same way there's no coffee in the Coffee Cocktail yet both drinks are aptly named and delicious.
Smoky, tangy and complex with layers of flavour, although happily mezcal dominates.
Bittersweet zesty orange with deep herbal complexity. Great for a summer afternoon or an evening aperitivo.
Slightly sweet, herbal, refreshing and quaffable. The good folk at Aperol, the aperitivo liqueur brand most identified with the Spritz, recommend equal
A bittersweet and lightly chili spicy aperitivo to awaken your taste buds.
Bittersweet and complex with underlying cachaça character. Perfect as an aperitivo.
Rust coloured and bittersweet with cachaça and elderflower.
Easy drinking, neither sweet or sour, this cocktail with its subtle coffee notes suits breakfast, teatime or aperitivo but was originally created as a
Tequila charged, delicately bittersweet undertones sit with rich almond syrup.
A mezcal inspired variation of the Last Word with a refreshing, spirit-forward blend of ingredients.
Beautifully balanced bitter-sweetness with tequila and mezcal sitting harmoniously with cherry and aperitivo liqueurs, with lemon freshness. A perfect
In cowboy lingo, a four-flusher is a cheat/swindler/liar but in this case, a Four-Flusher is a tasty bittersweet four equal parts aperitivo cocktail.
Berry fruit and citrus gently caressed by mellow Irish whiskey with a splash of enlivening soda.
This appropriately named boozy cocktail is a cross between a Last Word and a Paper Plane.
A riff on the Rabo-de-Galo with bittersweet aperitivo in place of sweet vermouth.
Amaro's distinctive flavours shine through alongside the dark rum in this aperitivo cocktail.
Stirred, spirituous and bittersweet, this aperitif-style cocktail reflects Montreal's French and English influences with London dry gin and gentian liqueur.
Negroni in name and Negroni in style with the sweetness of Aperol countered by the use of amaro.
A tasty Danish riff on the Negroni.
Tequila-laced, delicately bittersweet/sour with floral elderflower.
Gently bitter rhubarb - a very tasty aperitivo.
Pot still Jamaican rum adds delicate but distinctive funky notes to this lightly sweet fruity gin-laced cocktail.
Wonderfully floral – flavours of rose and raspberry dominate with dry vermouth adding balance and complexity.
This tasty aperitivo also works well with Americano Bianco used in place of Lillet Blanc.
A very different Lady to the White Lady, this is a riff on a Naked & Famous with falernum in place of Yellow Chartreuse. If using a full-flavoured falernum
Eric Tecosky's original recipe for this drink called for 1.25oz of Jack Daniels Single Barrel in place of the ¾oz of both Tennessee and rye whiskey used
Bittersweet and boozy with a dry finish. Striking the right degree of dilution is key to the success of this cocktail – stir a little longer than usual
Cacao and coffee flavours from the rum shine in this fruity and delicately spicy Tiki influenced cocktail.
A delicately bittersweet aperitif cocktail which heroes complex smoky mezcal.
Bittersweet with zesty citrus, rich sherry, cognac and faint herbal Chartreuse.
Copper red and bitter sweet with wine, elderflower and a touch of cherry liqueur.
Bittersweet and edging towards the tropical.
Cucumber and Bourbon with a hint of bitter sweet orange.
“I wanted to create a cocktail that was refreshing, distinctive and easy to prepare – a classic BACARDí drink for a new era. I have taken the BACARDÍ
An aromatic bittersweet sour with heavy herbal influences.
Full-flavoured and bittersweet. I prefer this aperitivo-style cocktail with the dilution that comes with serving on-the-rocks.
As Negroni-style cocktails go, the vibrant orange-amber Contessa is nudging being on the sweet side (but no less likeable for it).
Vodka based, fruity and bittersweet with pineapple and passion fruit.
This lightly spiced mezcal-laced and cherry flavoured cocktail works equally well as an aperitif or digestif.
Created by Mitchell 'Kai' Lum from Vertigo TOO, Bangkok, Thailand for the 2016 Cherry Heering Classic Challenge.
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