Fruity rum-laced cleansing citrus with delicate Christmassy spice.
I must confess to preferring my Manhattans served Sweet, or Perfect at a push. The Manhattan is complex, challenging and moreish. Best of all, it's available
Three ingredients combine brilliantly in this deliciously simple cocktail.
Mezcal infused raspberry fruit with lemon, orange and lime citrus aromatised with delicate rich elderflower.
Perhaps better named a Sour Banoffee Daiquiri – what's not to like?
There are hints of Hemingway Daiquiri to this multi-layered bittersweet and sweet 'n' sour aperitivo.
A charcoal-filtered light rum works best as more full-bodied rums simply don't sit well with the cardamon. Hit the right balance with the right rum and
Gin and herbal vermouth with zippy zesty orange.
An Irish whiskey-based Sweet Manhattan flavoured with a splash of minty emerald-coloured liqueur and peppermint bitters.
Naturally, this also works well with well-aged rums, but I prefer the cleaner bite of a rum with a mere three years or so age in this delicious cocktail.
An autumnal apple and delicately cinnamon-spiced sour.
Herbal and zesty. I've taken the liberty of adding a splash of sugar to this not too distant relation to the Last Word.
A fresh and refreshing aperitivo or digestivo with vinous tsipouro, distinctive mastiha notes, and zesty lemon.
Delicately sweet with whiskey-laced, rich zesty citrus, sweet berry fruit and a hint of aniseed which is smoothed and rounded by egg white.
Fresh, fragrant flavours of zesty orange and gin with a subtle floral note.
Exactly as it says on the tin: a classic Daiquiri with a fruity splash of freshly squeezed orange juice.
This creamy orange cocktail screams for a funky and characterful rum that needs taming - it's just not the same with a more restrained rum. And, depending
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.
Looks like it should be minty but don't be deceived by the verdant colour, it's actually a tasty whiskey citrus sour.
My equal parts riff on one of Sydney's, Maybe Sammy's best-known house cocktails. It is a tad mellower yet retains the drinks bittersweet agave laced aperitivo
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