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You've almost certainly enjoyed the modern classic that is the Espresso Martini but switch the base spirit from vodka to aged grappa and you've an even
A Bloody Mary Cocktail with a hint of bell pepper freshness and a touch of sherry.
I've Colin Field to thank for my French 75 epiphany. One evening in early June 2017 I was sat at his bar (Bar Hemingway) and he showed me the vintage 75ml
A fabulous brunch cocktail. How you squeeze (and blend) your oranges is key to achieving the fluffy orange juice that makes this drink special. At New
Grappa is made to go with espresso coffee and adds its distinctive flavour to this cocktail originally made with vodka.
This grapefruit fresh and light cocktail is equally suited to the aperitivo moment as it is breakfast.
Run and coffee with zesty lemon. A drink to challenge the Espresso Martini.
Tequila notes shine with delicate berry fruit (and depending on your ingredients subtle vanilla) in this delicious 1930's version of the Sunrise.
Fresh grapefruit and gin soured with a splash of grapefruit and balanced with the merest touch of sugar.
I also tried this fruity vodka-based aperitivo with orange curaçao but it works better with triple sec.
This flavoursome mix of coffee and chocolate is further enhanced if vanilla-infused rum is used.
A Blood & Sand with the smoky influence of Islay single malt whisky and the rounding citrus notes of blood orange juice.
With vitamin loaded tomato and lemon juices, this sugar-free, low-calorie Mary is almost a healthy option. Be sure to use a tomato juice with no added
This traditional New Orleans hangover cure beats your bog-standard vanilla milkshake.
The success of this cocktail is reliant upon your oranges and how you fluff their juice. Fluff well and this is delicious.
Tequila and grapefruit juice pepped up with a splash of agave nectar and dash of bitters. A tart and delicious tequila sour to pucker the palate.
Just as it says on the tin, a Negroni with a splash of cold brew coffee. Simples! Whether you view this as an aperitivo or a breakfast cocktail says a
A well-balanced sour with brandy and orange zestiness shaken with a whole egg. Try it. This combo is tastier than it sounds.
Light and fragrant with black tea, elderflower and the botanical influence of gin.
Naturally, this also works well with well-aged rums, but I prefer the cleaner bite of a rum with a mere three years or so age in this delicious cocktail.
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