Pineapple shines in this cognac-influenced Daiquiri. Best when made with an aged Jamaican blended rum to impart a touch of funk.
Funky rum and zesty citrus tamed and refreshed by being served over ice chippings.
Not another Neo-Martini but an olive brine enriched Margarita.
Some might describe this as being a grown-up/vintage Porn Star Martini. It's spirituous and yet dry – despite the generous spoon of sugar which serves
Wondering what to wet your palate with before dinner? This bittersweet aperitivo with complex botanicals, zesty grapefruit and a touch of tropical fruit
A Daiquiri with subtle orange notes, but far from being a mere Orange Daiquiri.
Adapted from a recipe created in 1964 by J. Popo Galsini, a bartender at the Palms In The Jungle restaurant in Anaheim, California, USA. This recipe courtesy
La Viva means 'live it' in Spanish but in terms of this cocktail it means enlivening for this Mezcal Espresso Martini is just that.
A bittersweet riff on a Hemingway Special .
Not to be confused with a Frozen Daiquiri, which is blended with crushed ice, a Daiquiri served frappé is shaken with cubed ice and then strained over
Fruity yet dry, almost earthy, with a delicate smokiness.
A cinnamon and pineapple tequila sour. The Margarita Bitters are my own addition.
Mezcal leads, underpinned by floral elderflower, rich herbal vermouth and sour lemon.
A dry and refreshing calvados-based aperitif or digestif served frappé, adding to the cleansing nature of this cocktail.
Basically, a gin and juice but the orange juice is of the bloody variety and amplified by orange curaçao and orange bitters with vermouth adding rich
The success of this cocktail is all about striking the perfect balance between the strength of the rum, fruity sweetness of the liqueur and sugar syrup,
Tangy grapefruit laced with gin and a hint of orange. Tart finish.
A riff on the classic Hotel Nacional Special cocktail with rum-laced, sweet 'n' sour, tropical fruit and delicate cinnamon spice.
A melange of fruits combine in this slightly sweet, gluggable, short drink.
Zest citrus with hints of honeyed almond, enlivened with a splash of dry sparkling wine.
I've seen the same cocktail with equal parts amaretto, cherry brandy and vermouth but's a recipe for an overly sweet cocktail – even for a dessert cocktail.
Richly flavoured with a pleasantly bitter finish.
A herbal honeyed Gin Sour.
It's pink, passion fruit flavoured, and surprisingly dry. Fruity doesn't always mean sweet.
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