The crisp dry apple freshness that calvados brings to this fruity long drink makes it one of the best base spirits in a fruit cup.
This long refreshing fruity cocktail mimics the characteristics of a Pimm's Cup but with the punch and fullness flavour, reminiscent of distant decades
With thanks to Bob Cook, a Discerning Drinker, who on 27th October 2020 left a comment with the recipe for this delicious high-proof whiskey, equal parts
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care.
Use an authentic tasting distilled old tom gin that's balanced rather than overly sweet and you'll have a fabulous cocktail. I've used dry vermouth to
There's a splash of cola in this fruit cup and the classic marriage of rum and cola sings out in this flavoursome summery, almost tropical, fruit cup.
Whisky works brilliantly in a fruit cup, arguably even better than gin. The spice and robustness of American rye whiskey adds a pleasing backbone to this
Perhaps Pimm's chose the number '2' for the Scotch whisky based version of their summer cup because it was the second best – Scotch is certainly one
A spirituous aperitif-style cocktail, or an after dinner sipper, which can be made with numerous different sweet vermouths or indeed a vermouth amaro as
Aged rum's sweet notes add a richness to this flavoursome fruit punch, seemingly adding tropical fruitiness.
Añejo tequila rather than American whiskey dominates this Manhattan riff.
Dry, delicate. Aromatic and complex.
Dry, with bittersweet undertones, and aromatic. We've tried this recipe with modern-day Caperitif but prefer the above blend of two aperitif wines in its
Even vegetarians like bacon and everybody likes Old Fashioneds.
Scotch malt whisky, and particularly Islay single malt balance and work brilliantly with rich crème de cassis and Antica Formula, helped by a generous
Manhattan-esque, boozy and delicately spiced.
A fruit cup is just not as fruity when made with any other spirit – yes cachaça is distilled from fermented sugar cane juice rather than fruit, but
Spirit-led and very slightly sweet, this makes for a delicious late-night tipple.
A Sweet Manhattan with cognac substituted for the whiskey.
The bitters play a crucial role in the balance of this after-dinner brandy and pineapple cocktail.
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