Black in colour and with a flavour that's recognisably part of the Negroni family but with a flat Coke-like smoothness that makes a classic Negroni taste
Traditionally a Daiquiri should always be based on light rum but if I should feel like breaking with tradition and using aged rum, I find Embury's 8:2:1
Dry and lightly fruity with complex herbal minerality, this is a superbly refreshing and complex long drink.
A spirit-forward sipper that's rich and easy with bourbon smoothed and sweetened by maple syrup.
The game this drink is named after is French while the main ingredients are Spanish and Italian, but they do play Pétanque in the Basque region of Spain.
In Poland, Bison Grass vodka and apple juice are a classic combo, here also with an additional splash of Polish honey liqueur. Adjust the quantity of
Tequila based with complex mezcal smokiness, rich maraschino cherry and floral lavender bitters. It's a drink that likes dilution so consider serving on
Boozy yet delicate, beautifully balanced and complex. This Japanese whisky riff on a classic Manhattan benefits from freshening aniseed and minty notes
A fantastic combination of adult flavours in a long, thirst-quenching drink. Also great served straight-up.
Richly flavoured apple and blackberry fruit liqueurs, bolstered and fortified with calvados, charged and given character with rose champagne.
A splash of apple liqueur helps balance this otherwise overly sour calvados-based Sidecar.
Rusty gold in colour, this is a flavoursome threesome for bourbon lovers.
Whiskey, apple brandy, vermouth and herbal liqueur combine delightfully.
Autumnal in colour with a wonderful meld of complementary flavours.
Assam tea adds delicate tannins and a touch of smoke to this honey gin sour.
One of the best and most popular drinks to come out of the 1980s.
Crisp dry apple with delicate quinine tonic bitterness.
Flavours combine harmoniously with the character of the bourbon still evident.
In the last 3 years I have lived and tended bar in 8 different countries. My first port of call when the wheels touch the runway is to head straight to
Aromatic, floral and surprisingly dry with pleasing grape fruitiness and botanical complexity.
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