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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.
A G&T with artistic flourishes adding delicate elderflower floral and berry notes.
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.
Pimento dram adds a touch of Christmas spice to this cognac-laced apple and orange winter sipper.
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.
Estery rum with zesty lime and sweet clove spice. A Tiki-style drink for a full-on sunny afternoon or to lift a dull winter's day.
An alcoholic version of a vanilla milkshake with tiny black specs from the vanilla.
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
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