Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care. I prefer a combination of
An aromatic, dry blend. Modern bartending convention would suggest that this drink should be stirred. However, it's much better shaken. Go easy with the
Bone dry - a superbly cleansing Martini. Through experimentation we have found that 15:1 Martinis are better shaken rather than stirred. Conversely 3:1
Tony C's original recipe calls for 50ml London dry gin, 10ml marsala dolce (sweet marsala), 5ml dry vermouth and 3 dashes 69 Colebrooke Row made almond
Honeyed tequila and aromatic maraschino with complex herbal vinous notes.
A perfect Manhattan with bittersweet liqueur rather than aromatic bitters and a balancing dash of sweet maraschino liqueur. If you can't obtain Picon
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
One sip is never enough of a really good thing – see our Three Gulps Martini.
A 2:1 Dry Martini that's like no gin or vodka comparison – it's arguably better.
I do like a shaken Dry Martini! Sorry, I should say Bradford. For some a shaken martini is blasphemous but the aeration generated by the more vigorous
A hint of agave syrup sweetness and dilution from the stirred ice knocks back the spirit's fire while opening and releasing agave flavours. (If you don't
My favourite way to enjoy Chartreuse. Especially good when made with V.E.P Chartreuse.
A Dry Martini named after Franklin Roosevelt and garnished with two olives.
I must confess to preferring my Manhattans served Sweet, or Perfect at a push. The Manhattan is complex, challenging and moreish. Best of all, it's available
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
A Sweet Manhattan served on-the-rocks with added herbal complexity and an all-important splash and dash or two of New Orlean's French Quarter. Driven
Añejo tequila rather than American whiskey dominates this Manhattan riff.
This formula for the vintage classic emerged and became popular in London in early 2008 with the introduction of Antica Formula. Martinez cocktail history
Use an authentic tasting distilled old tom gin that's balanced rather than overly sweet, and you'll have a fabulous cocktail. I've used dry vermouth to
A bittersweet, herbal old-school drink that's in line for rediscovery.
If you like an Old-Fashioned and bacon then you'll love the Benton's Old-Fashioned.
Tequila shines in this delightfully honeyed and herbal cocktail.
Stirred and spirit-forward and Manhattan / Brooklyn-like. Rye whiskey-based with aromatised wine complexity and apricot brandy adding flavoursome fruity
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