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
Port and Brandy (AKA Randy) are a match made in heaven, here subtly enriched with a touch of sugar.
Spirit-led and very slightly sweet, this makes for a delicious late-night tipple.
Irish whiskey shines in this brilliantly balanced easy-drinking cocktail that will appeal to a wide range of palates.
Boozy yet delicate, beautifully balanced and complex. This Japanese whisky riff on a classic Manhattan benefits from freshening aniseed and minty notes
This vintage cocktail was recommended to us by Jason E. Clapham who aptly describes it as a Jamaican daiquiri with Christmas spices.
Rich thick and creamy egg yolk freshened with dry sherry, zesty lime cordial and invigorated with champagne.
A well-balanced sour with brandy and orange zestiness shaken with a whole egg. Try it. This combo is tastier than it sounds.
Made with a full-bodied and flavoursome base spirit or fortified wine, this is a tasty cocktail. Those perhaps put off by a whole raw egg per drink should
Simply an aged rum flip with falernum replacing sugar syrup and egg white omitted.
A warming medium-dry Vodka Martini with enlivening ginger spice for a cold evening.
The faintly smoky flavours of Scotch add spice to this warming drink that's great when you're feeling down with a cold or the flu.
A smooth creamy orangey dessert cocktail that is surprisingly boozy and far from overly sweet. However, be warned, it is thick and rich - just as a dessert
Pastis adds a pleasing hint of anise and liquorice to a classic Whisky Sour.
An alcoholic version of a vanilla milkshake with tiny black specs from the vanilla.
A spirituous and herbal after-dinner digestif.
The taste of this excellent drink (which is equally good served straight-up) is a little reminiscent of Earl Grey tea.
Stir or shake (as originally stipulated in The Savoy Cocktail Book) this cocktail is still boozy. However, it's also wonderfully aromatic with all three
Not far removed from an Aviation. Depending on your grapefruit juice, this particular Special may be very slightly on the sweet side but it's fantastically
A mint flavoured version of the Whiskey Sour.
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