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
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
Pisco (and Peruvian bitters) add a distinctive south American touch to this summery drink. Ripe grape notes emerge and add to the drink's citrussy fruitiness.
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.
While some struggle to appreciate mezcal- its robust, slightly smoky character adds depth and complexity to this delicious summery cocktail.
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
Aged rum's sweet notes add a richness to this flavoursome fruit punch, seemingly adding tropical fruitiness.
Tangy pineapple fruit laced with characterful rums. Yumm!
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
Despite being in a relatively small proportion to all the other ingredients in this summery cocktail, tequila's distinctive notes shine through in the
Arguably, when numbering my fruit cups, I left the best till last. (I skipped number 16 because the number 7 so befits a Tennessee whiskey-based cocktail).
There's a lot of Daiquiri going on in this very tasty vodka-based cocktail – indeed so much that we couldn't help trying the same drink with a rum base
Spirit-led and very slightly sweet, this makes for a delicious late-night tipple.
Flavours of grape, both fresh and in the wine, transform the humble Caipirinha into a Caipirinha D'uva.
One of the best classic Scotch cocktails, the Blood & Sand is said to be the Scotch whisky-based cocktail that whisky haters will like. Some may find this
The pungent flavours of naval rum contribute to this tasty, fruity rum punch and will warm your cockles – m' hearties!
Minty fresh pineapple transports the Caipirinha into the realm of tropical drinks.
Fresh grapefruit and gin soured with a splash of grapefruit and balanced with the merest touch of sugar.
Rhum Agricole and Allspice Dram play a huge role in what is one of the most complex of all classic Tiki drinks.
Beautifully balanced, fruity and complex with just enough gin to add a spirituous bite.
For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.
Tangy, fruity and packed with flavour. Clove spice, fragrant floral pisco and elderflower with a hint of sweet pineapple and sour grapefruit.
A tangy, balanced combination of rich flavours. The quality of pisco used is crucial to the success of a Pisco Punch.
All editorial and photography on this website is copyright protected
© Odd Firm of Sin 2024