Hit the perfect proportions and you will strike a wondrous balance of flavoursome rum, gin botanicals, limey sourness and fruity sweetness.
A Bloody Mary Cocktail with a hint of bell pepper freshness and a touch of sherry.
Rich apricot and apple with a backbone of botanical gin. Balanced rather than dry or sweet. This drink looks better when stirred but the Harry Craddock's
A fabulous drink, especially when VEP Chartreuse, family reserve cognac and 20 year old tawny port are used as per the original Starlight Room recipe.
Classic proportions to this drink are most often quoted as being: 30ml (1oz) Light rum 30ml (1oz) Cognac brandy 30ml (1oz) Triple sec liqueur 7.5ml (¼oz)
A riff on the classic Bridal cocktail created in March 2022 by yours truly.
Fruity in every sense of the word – not to mention estery with namesake dundery rum notes taking centre stage. (Flavours are somewhat reminiscent of
Fruity, very slightly sweet and suitably pink in colour.
This is basically a Sweet Martini influenced by the addition of bittersweet and aromatic fernet liqueur.
Elderflower and dry sparkling wine are a match made in heaven with the bitters-soaked cube seasoning the cocktail with faint bittersweet pineapple and
Gin-forward with a kiss of aromatised wine and maraschino. For a more delicate Kiss, cut the gin back to 45ml or even 30ml and add one or two dashes respectively
This lavender pink drink is everything you (or your partner) might want for a Valentine's tipple. It is the right colour, includes parfait amour liqueur
Simple but tasty, harnessing the flavour of passion fruit.
Creamy chocolate vanilla fudge with faint orange and a hint of gin.
Raspberry fruitiness, rosé champagne and a coupe glass serve set this French 75 apart and make it fitting for Valentine's Day.
Dry (but far from bone dry), aromatic and floral.
Looks stunning and gives the drinker the option to sip or swirl to mix the sweet liqueur base into the body of the drink.
A floral riff on a classic Cosmopolitan. The quality of rose liqueur used makes or breaks this romantically themed cocktail. Photographed in a glass from
Sweet and sour and very fruity - like a good Valentine's date.
Classically tangy Daiquiri sweetened with pomegranate syrup and a splash of maraschino.
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