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Brandy and brandy fortified apple sit harmoniously with rich herbal vermouth complexity.
Bourbon and apricot are a well-established match, and everybody who drinks Manhattan's will recognise how well sweet vermouth and bitters work with bourbon.
Delicate pear and aromatic maraschino over a dry wine base.
This cognac-laced herbal and chocolatey bite-sized libation may leave you glazed but pleased - pleasured even.
Serious yet approachably subtle with hints of vermouth and elderflower dominated by absinthe and gin.
A light and fragrant Sweet Martini style drink with elderflower liqueur and peach bitters.
Overdo the smoke and your cocktail will start to resemble a cigar. Too little and you may find a tad sweet.
Gin-based and bittersweet, this bright orange drink has a foamy head which may mislead some into thinking it is sweet and easy.
Rye whiskey tamed and flavoured by elderflower, Punt E Mes and maraschino.
Bittersweet, fruity and complex. A summery aperitivo.
Take a Moscow Mule and make with apple brandy in place of vodka and you've a Washington's Applejack Mule. Tasty – arguably tastier than a Moscow Mule.
Tangy sweet and sour marmalade flavours combine with the distinctive grassy notes of cachaça.
A drink for fans of Chartreuse and aniseed.
This bittersweet, orange-pink cocktail may prove challenging for some.
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