Port and Brandy (AKA Randy) are a match made in heaven, here subtly enriched with a touch of sugar.
A gin-based sour with fino sherry adding distinctive, almost salty, notes. Orange bitters and a grapefruit zest twist contribute to this cocktail's delicate
Sweet Manhattan-like in style with chamomile liqueur adding its distinctive floral flavour and honeyed sweetness.
Ideally, this Martini should be accompanied by a cigar which compliments the tobacco liqueur.
Subtly citrusy and piney with delicate caraway. Clearly refined.
Delicious bergamot zesty freshness with subtle underlying rum. Great as an after-dinner freshening digestivo.
A bourbon-laced, spirit-forward after-dinner digestive.
A riff on a classic Tipperary with Islay single malt and Italian red bitter liqueur adding complexity.
A short and lightly bitter aperitif-style cocktail with an attractive golden, almost sunny appearance.
With its strong rose flavour, the Persepolis is somewhat reminiscent of a Turkish Delight so is very appropriately garnished.
Too many and you're in it.
If you like Aviations then this caraway influenced sour may appeal. It's powerfully flavoured so also consider serving in an old-fashioned over ice to
A Maple Rum Old Fashioned served straight-up with chocolate bitters. And it does indeed taste reminiscent of Tootsie Roll chews.
Well-balanced bitter-sweetness dominated by vermouth (hence the name) with faint maraschino but perhaps the most important ingredient is the most hidden,
Take a Rob Roy and switch some of the sweet vermouth for rich flavoursome PX sherry, add a dash or three of orange bitters and you've a William Wallace.
Honeyed, spiced cognac with a touch of citrus. But is it fit for a Prince?
Apple brandy, pineapple and orange with a hint of cinnamon and a blast of berry fruit. Sounds sweet and fruity but this cocktail is spirituous and complex.
Perhaps serve with a shot glass of champagne on the side so this cocktail literally contains a glass and a half. The picture of the glass and a half of
To say this nameless cocktail is spirit-led is an understatement but, as with a Martini, achieve a sufficiently cold serving temperature and you'll enjoy
This two-parts scotch to one-part sweet vermouth may be old-school but it remains tasty and the scotch whisky counterpart to a Gin & It.
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