A 2:1 Dry Martini that's like no gin or vodka comparison – it's arguably better.
This Bamboo recipe achieves a 'perfect' balance between the dry mineral notes of fino sherry in contrast to both rich bianco and dry vermouths. Classically,
Rum and vermouth combine harmoniously in this delicate and subtly citrus fresh cocktail.
I tried making my usual Sweet Manhattan but with añejo tequila as the base spirit and it was not half bad, but there's something about tequila that says
This simple but brilliantly complex aperitivo-cum-digestivo cocktail dates from the 1930s when it and most other cocktails were shaken. Don't allow the
Sweet white vermouth and generous maraschino liqueur mellow the usual Tuxedo bone dryness while also adding aroma and flavour.
Inspired by the numerous other Tuxedo recipes, this combines the best of them all (besides the sherry) but with a faint hint of sweetness (from the bianco
This Negroni-style cocktail is a riff on the Old Pal with bianco vermouth, which has a more mellowing effect on the whiskey than the dry vermouth traditionally
Fragrant apricot eau-de-vie nestles alongside piney gin botanicals with faint sweetness from herbal vermouth.
Whisky-laced and delicately bittersweet with complex herbal notes. A delicious aperitivo.
This altogether lighter and whiter version of the classic Scotch Manhattan is delicious and comparable to what the White Negroni did for the classic Negroni.
Like a rum-laced pineapple cream soda served with a wedge of lime.
The challenge, and indeed the opportunity, with the Bronx is to strike the perfect balance between the botanical flavours of the gin, vermouths and zesty
My preferred five-to-one Dry Martini ratio but with the fortified wine split between dry vermouth, bianco vermouth and fino sherry.
Classically made with 2 parts whiskey, 1 part dry vermouth, and 1 part pineapple juice, this vintage cocktail is opened and improved by splitting the vermouth
Cucumber has never tasted so good, helped by being vodka-laced and infused with notes of bison grass. The touch of sugar in this cocktail helps amplify
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
Sake adds an almost wine-like delicacy to this approachable riff on the classic Dry Martini.
Rhum agricole adds distinctive grassy notes to this delicate Cuban classic.
A Bronx made 'bloody' by the use of blood oranges. Fruity yet dry with botanical notes both from the vermouth and the gin.
It's a bit of a faff to make but it's worth the clogged sink drain from the raspberry shrapnel. Using raspberry syrup and especially raspberry jam in a
Bourbon's distinctive character shines through but is softened and flavoured by cacao and a hint of citrus.
An unusual vermouth-based herbal cocktail - very fresh and aromatic.
Celery imparts subtle vegetal notes in this unusual aperitivo cocktail.
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