Glowing red, the Negroni manages to be both sophisticated and simple at the same time and is definitely for a grown-up palate - for many it's simply too
When made with Bacardi Carta Blanca (as it originally was) this delicate and so very slightly sweet cocktail has complex notes of blue cheese with faintly
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
Achieving the right dilution and a good chill are essential to the enjoyment of this sublime classic.
If you are rightly concerned about chucking expensive absinthe down the drain then consider straining into a shot glass and serve on the side. The roughly
This tequila riff on the usually gin-based original Gimlet harnesses the earthiness of the tequila to add an extra dimension which more than compensates
The flavour of the overproof rum greatly adds to the character of this Old Fashioned. There are many rum Old Fashioned riffs but this is the recipe that
Stirred, strong and boozy - very boozy. Manhattan/Brooklyn-like. Rye whiskey-based with aromatised wine complexity and apricot brandy adding a touch of
Despite the generous dose of Italian 'sweet' vermouth, rye whiskey shines in this harmonious Sweet Manhattan-like dry cocktail.
An Old-Fashioned improved by the addition of maraschino liqueur.
Brilliantly balanced and composed, this is a rum-forward boozy digestive with herbal complexity and enlivening ginger to contemplate a great meal and a
Mezcal provides the firepower, tamed by sweet vermouth and rich herbal liqueur. A great late-night sipper.
Deliciously simple, boozy, vaguely Negroni-like, very tasty and perfect for late-night sipping.
Spirituous, smoky, earthy, bittersweet, floral, herbal and complex. I've reduced the original serve by one-third to produce a complex, serious and most
A cherry brandy influenced Sweet Manhattan with extra complexity courtesy of a dash of absinthe.
Rich and slightly sweet but dried and balanced by herbal bitterness, perhaps the ultimate digestivo.
Orange curaçao adds a touch of zest orange to this riff on a Gimlet.
A delicious, spilt base, equal parts, Sweet Manhattan-style cocktail suited to late-night sipping.
Banana liqueur and brandy go shockingly well together, here toned with sherry and bitters.
Described by some as being a Brooklyn but perhaps more a bourbon whisky-based Godfather with vermouth.
An Old-Fashioned made with cognac instead of whiskey. Works well.
Lightly sweetened gin shaken with fresh aromatic mint.
This is basically a Sweet Martini influenced by the addition of bittersweet and aromatic fernet liqueur.
Originally with a dash of sugar syrup but, thanks to a comment by Yacha Han on Difford's Guide, presented here with maple syrup as a more appropriate sweetener.
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