Hit the perfect proportions and you will strike a wondrous balance of flavoursome rum, gin botanicals, limey sourness and fruity sweetness.
A Bloody Mary Cocktail with a hint of bell pepper freshness and a touch of sherry.
The classic proportions for a Between the Sheets are most often quoted as being: 30ml (1oz) Light rum 30ml (1oz) Cognac brandy 30ml (1oz) Triple sec liqueur
Gin-forward with a kiss of aromatised wine and maraschino. For a more delicate Kiss, cut the gin back to 45ml or even 30ml and add one or two dashes respectively
Rich apricot and apple with a backbone of botanical gin. Balanced rather than dry or sweet. This drink looks better when stirred but the Harry Craddock's
A fabulous drink, especially when VEP Chartreuse, family reserve cognac and 20 year old tawny port are used as per the original Starlight Room recipe.
This is basically a Sweet Martini influenced by the addition of bittersweet and aromatic fernet liqueur.
Simple but tasty, harnessing the flavour of passion fruit.
Dry (but far from bone dry), aromatic and floral.
As Dale DeGroff, this cocktail's creator, says, it's a Negroni softened by fresh orange juice and a splash of triple sec.
Looks stunning and gives the drinker the option to sip or swirl to mix the sweet liqueur base into the body of the drink.
Fruity, very slightly sweet and suitably pink in colour.
Creamy chocolate vanilla fudge with faint orange and a hint of gin.
This lavender pink drink is everything you (or your partner) might want for a Valentine's tipple. It is the right colour, includes parfait amour liqueur
Reminiscent of a cognac-based Negroni with a hint of cinnamon spice.
Fruity in every sense of the word – not to mention estery with namesake dundery rum notes taking centre stage. (Flavours are somewhat reminiscent of
A floral riff on a classic Cosmopolitan. The quality of rose liqueur used makes or breaks this romantically themed cocktail. Photographed in a glass from
Elderflower and dry sparkling wine are a match made in heaven with the bitters-soaked cube seasoning the cocktail with faint bittersweet pineapple and
Raspberry fruitiness, rosé champagne and a coupe glass serve set this French 75 apart and make it fitting for Valentine's Day.
Deeply flavoursome and aromatic with zesty orange freshness.
A fruity sweet 'n' sour cocktail to challenge dishwashers across the land.
A flirtatious little number that slips down easily.
Champagne replaces Bourgogne Aligoté white wine in this 'Royal' rendition of Mayor Canon Kir's classic apéritif. Easy to make, easy to drink.
Pale pink (depending on your grenadine), gin-laced rich fruit and subtle lemon sourness.
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