A perfect Manhattan with bittersweet liqueur rather than aromatic bitters and a balancing dash of sweet maraschino liqueur. If you can't obtain Picon
Bone dry - a superbly cleansing Martini. Through experimentation we have found that 15:1 Martinis are better shaken rather than stirred. Conversely 3:1
With thanks to Bob Cook, a Discerning Drinker, who on 27th October 2020 left a comment with the recipe for this delicious high-proof whiskey, equal parts
An aromatic, dry blend. Modern bartending convention would suggest that this drink should be stirred. However, it's much better shaken. Go easy with the
As the name suggests this is an almond flavoured Old-Fashioned with medium dry madeira adding wine notes while three different whiskies also add to the
Tony C's original recipe calls for 50ml London dry gin, 10ml marsala dolce (dry marsala), 5ml dry vermouth and 3 dashes 69 Colebrooke Row made almond bitters.
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care.
Honeyed tequila and aromatic maraschino with complex herbal vinous notes.
One sip is never enough of a really good thing – see our Three Gulps Martini.
Classically made with dry vermouth, this vintage cocktail is so much better with bianco vermouth – in which case, ripe pineapple fruitiness and rye whiskey
Añejo tequila rather than American whiskey dominates this Manhattan riff.
A hint of agave syrup sweetness knocks and dilution from the stirred ice knocks back the spirit's fire while opening and releasing agave flavours. If
Spirituous and herbal. A great alternative to an Old-Fashioned as a late-night sipper.
Even vegetarians like bacon and everybody likes Old Fashioneds.
More approachable than a stirred Dry Martini and downright soft compared to a Naked Martini.
Manhattan-esque, boozy and delicately spiced.
A rye-based Sweet Manhattan made even sweeter with herbal Bénédictine liqueur and bittered with Peychaud's and absinthe. Originally made with equal
Spirituous, smoky, earthy, bittersweet, floral, herbal and complex. We've reduced the original serve by one-third to produce a complex, serious and most
There's something about shaking a Dry Martini (as opposed to stirring a Martini) that amplifies the vermouth notes meaning that shaken Martinis need less
A Dry Martini named after Franklin Roosevelt and garnished with two olives.
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