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Bobby Burns (Difford's own)
This recipe combines elements from the world's most respected writers of vintage recipes – the base formula comes from Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail
This subtly mandarin orange influenced Sweet Manhattan is made drier and all the more complex, not by dashes of bitters, but by a slug of Italian amaro.
Reminiscent of a classic champagne cocktail with cognac, champagne and zesty orange flavours dominating. It’s surprising how little cherry brandy notes
Dutch Tea Cocktail
Bready genever and zesty orange curaçao dried, lengthened and flavoured with the cold black tea tannins. Simples by Simon!
East India No.2
The bitters play a crucial role in the balance of this after-dinner brandy and pineapple cocktail.
Grassoide Ferro Cocktail
This simple but brilliantly complex aperitif-cum-digestif cocktail dates from the 1930s when it, and most other cocktails were shaken. Don't allow modern
Chocolaty bourbon with a freshening herbal blast of Fernet Branca, smoothed by sipping through a Chartreuse cream head. Like meeting the devil hidden beneath
Maple Old Fashioned
A spirit-forward sipper that's rich and easy with bourbon smoothed and sweetened by maple syrup.
Mexican in Manhattan
I tried making my usual Sweet Manhattan but with añejo tequila as the base spirit and it was not half bad, but there's something about tequila that says
Smoky almond and delicate coconut combine in this elegant after-dinner sipper.
Just enjoyed a hearty meal? Well, this digestivo is just the ticket. If you're not accustomed to the taste of fernet then the first couple of sips may
Port of Spain (by Dominic Alling)
Named after the capital city of Trinidad, the home of Angostura Bitters, and fittingly this cocktail calls for a monster half an ounce of bitters. Despite
San Francisco (Café Royal)
Fruity, aromatic and complex, this is one of our favourite sloe gin cocktails. Photographed in a gorgeously delicate Nick & Nora glass from Artesian Bar,
The JP Sazerac
As befits a great Sazerac, The JP is boozy with rich silky cognac smoothing spicy rye whiskey.
As the name suggests this slightly sweet citrusy apricot cocktail is best enjoyed after a hearty meal.
Rusty gold in colour, this is a flavoursome threesome for bourbon lovers.
Apples to Oranges Cocktail
Apple and orange laced with bourbon, harmonized by dry vermouth. Spirit-forward and eminently sippable.
Art de Vivre (Art of Living)
Cognac freshened and flavoured with Mastiha, Fernet Branca and chocolate bitters.
Whoever created this bittersweet drink is clearly in league with Beelzebub himself – it's devilishly good. With rich bourbon, a hint of smoky mezcal,
Beginning of the End
Burnt orange oils add smoky notes, complexity and balance to this bittersweet drink. A perfect after-dinner cocktail.