To quote a long time Californian and frequent visitor to America's Southwest, this recipe is a classic Margarita but with a few tweaks. Usually a silver/blanco
Crisp, light and refreshing. Delicately simple yet with perfectly balanced complexity of flavours. For an even better Daiquiri: In place of sugar syrup,
A float of Kirsch eau-de-vie adds wonderfully fruity aromatics to an otherwise classic Natural Daiquiri.
This 6:2:1 (6 parts rum, 2 parts lime and 1 part sugar) Daiquiri recipe emerged after an afternoon's Daiquiri experimentation with five of the UK's most
This is how we prefer our margaritas to be served. Tangy citrus and tequila with a hint of balancing sweetness and a faint salty undertone. We also prefer
Scotch new make spirit replaces light rum in this Daiquiri riff which also benefits from a combination of lime and lemon juices.
A Monkey Wrench is classically just rum, grapefruit juice and bitters – my version's a little different. Monkey 47 gins complex botanicals sit with a
A delicious trio of flavours meets in harmony. Tart ruby grapefruit and lemon, subtle bitterness, and rich elderflower.
Sweet and sour with rich apple flavours and a brandy backbone.
A wonderfully aromatic flower-powered Aviation. Sweeter than some Aviation renditions, including my own Aviation and if, like me, you like yours a tad
A subtly almond influenced brandy sour served straight-up and set apart by its namesake 'Thin Pink Line' of Peychaud's bitters which floats on top of the
This drink is sadly often overlooked in favour of the bourbon-based Whiskey Sour. Depending on the peatiness of the whisky, I don't tend to add bitters
Dry sparkling wine dilutes and adds pleasing biscuity notes to this apricot gin sour.
Like a rum-laced pineapple cream soda served with a wedge of lime.
Allspiced pineapple fruit with delicate caramel-like agave richness and grape fresh pisco spirituous spice.
A Daiquiri No.1 with a tang of grapefruit and hint of maraschino. Essentially a Hemingway Special Daiquiri (Papa Doble) Daiquiri for folk without the great
This tequila riff on the usually gin-based Gimlet harnesses the earthiness of the tequila to add an extra dimension which more than compensates for the
Citrus sourness mellowed by a touch of sugar and invigorated by a blast of toasty bourbon whiskey. Many assert a classic Golden Ratio for all sours, from
Some folk make this cocktail with honey syrup rather than maple syrup. Honey does indeed make for a tasty cocktail and is stipulated in the Brown Derby
Becherovka sits brilliantly in this Czech Last Word.
Being slightly dilute, faintly sweet and with a thin foam on top are all essential components to a really good Trashy Margarita. This has all the good
A mellow but characterful Margarita distinguished by a splash of corn whisky, mezcal and corn liqueur, further mellowed by agave syrup and a split between
Freshly pressed sugar cane syrup and the French elixir, Chartreuse, add complexity to the classic Daiquiri.
A full-flavoured, tangy Daiquiri with faint clove spice.
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