The crisp dry apple freshness that calvados brings to this fruity long drink makes it one of the best base spirits in a fruit cup.
While some struggle to appreciate mezcal its robust, slightly smoky character adds depth and complexity to this delicious summery cocktail.
Light and refreshing. No one flavour predominates - sweet and sour are in harmony with the rum.
One of the simplest and best mixed drinks ever devised, hence its lasting popularity. To serve as a Highball use a smaller 10oz (295ml) Highball glass
Irish whiskey shines in this brilliantly balanced easy-drinking cocktail that will appeal to a wide range of palates.
In Jamaica, the spiritual home of the Rum Punch, they like their rum overproof and many prefer this cocktail served over crushed ice to further dilute
This boozier Spanish take on a Mimosa is authentically made with the juice of oranges from the Valencia region. Perfect for a lazy hot afternoon, preferably
Slightly sweet, herbal, refreshing and quaffable. The good folk at Aperol recommend equal parts prosecco and Aperol topped with a splash of soda. However,
Peach and bourbon are a match made in heaven, presented here with a touch or citrus (also classically great with black tea) and zesty orange. A classic
Basically a rum and coke with a squeeze of lime, but Cuba Libre has much more of a ring about it. And it is much more of a drink, the squeeze of lime and
Blended scotch and sherry underpin this tangy fruit cobbler.
Ginger spice invigorates this long refreshing cocktail with a splash of genever adding to the Dutch influence.
A long, easy drinking summer cooler.
Genepi and celery add herbal and vegetal flavours (in place of triple sec) to this Margarita riff.
* BEWARE: Although free of cane sugar and beet sugar, this cocktail contains small amounts of fructose sugars from the agave nectar used in the Agave Sec
As the name suggests, this is a tequila based version of the Moscow Mule - simple as that. And very tasty.
Adapted from the classic serve by yours truly (Simon Difford) in January 2019. For more recipes, its origins and history, see the Mojito Cocktail.
Surprisingly tasty and very refreshing. Forget rhubarb & custard.
Summer in a glass. Heavy wine tannins are sweetened, lightened and infused with fruit.
Crisp grassy Sauvignon Blanc wine balances rich zesty orange invigorated with sparkling soda water.
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