There's a lot of Daiquiri going on in this very tasty vodka-based cocktail – indeed so much that we couldn't help trying the same drink with a rum base
Vodka-laced rich blackberry fruit with faint zest orange.
Berry nice! Was the comment from the other side of the bar when this lightly fruity, botanically influenced fruitini was first bar tested.
Cherry juice laced with vodka and the merest hint of sweetness. Almost a healthy Martini.
The wine adds complexity to this simple grape cocktail - hence Double Grape Martini.
A simple variation on the vodka-based French Martini adding gin and vermouth to help justify its Martini name.
A simple riff on the French Martini swapping the usual vodka for the more French cognac. Fruity and easy drinking.
You may need to adjust the sugar depending on the ripeness of your fruit. Using kiwi sugar syrup helps boost this cocktail's flavour but, if your kiwis
This smooth cocktail beautifully combines vanilla rum with tart wine and the sweetness of the pineapple juice.
Dry and zesty with the sharp freshness of grapefruit and a hint of orange.
Vanilla notes in the cognac sit beautifully with the pineapple juice while the acidity of the wine balances rich fruity sweetness.
A great-looking holiday (Tiki-style) cocktail with vanilla, coconut and pineapple.
Cognac, pineapple juice and black raspberry liqueur. OK, so France is not known for its pineapples but I said 'very' not 'totally' French. And yes I know
So fruity, you could almost convince yourself this is a health drink.
Watermelon fruit shines in this medium-dry riff on a Vodka Martini.
Peachy! Based on the Bellini, funnily enough.
A vivid blue combination of lemon, orange and peach laced with gin.
Vodka-laced rich blueberry with balancing lime freshness.
A simple but pleasant spirituous berry drink. Not a Cassis Martini, but a Cassini.
Simple but remarkably tasty.
All editorial and photography on diffordsguide.com is copyright protected
© Odd Firm of Sin 2020