A perfect Manhattan with bittersweet French amaro rather than aromatic bitters and a balancing dash of sweet maraschino liqueur. If you can't obtain Picon
Crisp, light and refreshing. Delicately simple yet with perfectly balanced complexity of flavours. Grind white caster sugar in a mortar and pestle to
With thanks to Bob Cook, a Discerning Drinker, who on 27th October 2020 left a comment with the recipe for this delicious high-proof whiskey, equal parts
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
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care.
A Whisky Sour with honey richness, subtle smoke and enlivening ginger spice.
Rye whiskey and cognac combine harmoniously in this delicious julep.
A gin-based Mojito served over cracked ice meets the classic Southside. The result is refreshing and easy drinking.
Cachaça (not slickly speaking a rum) adds distinctive grassy notes to this three 'rum' Daiquiri. Try swapping out the cachaça for rhum agricole and indeed
A spirituous aperitif-style cocktail, or an after dinner sipper, which can be made with numerous different sweet vermouths or indeed a vermouth amaro as
Rich flavoursome honey replaces sugar syrup in this delicious Daiquiri. The fuller the honey, perhaps the bigger the rum.
Sweet and sour with rich apple flavours and a brandy backbone.
Sweet vermouth counters dry sherry with dry vermouth further enhancing the vinous flavours and balance. Orange bitters and an orange zest twist add citrus
One of the best classic Scotch cocktails, the Blood & Sand is said to be the Scotch whisky-based cocktail that whisky haters will like. Some may find this
The equal parts (scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth and orange juice) formula from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book is the accepted classic Blood &
A Bloody Mary Cocktail with a hint of bell pepper freshness and a touch of sherry.
Port and Brandy (AKA Randy) are a match made in heaven, here subtly enriched with a touch of sugar.
Some folk make this cocktail with honey syrup rather than maple syrup and honey does indeed make for a tasty cocktail but when made with honey this cocktail
If you are European or in North America you're probably used to this drink being served with crushed ice, but until you have tried it with cubed ice you
Your choice of honey and indeed rum will greatly affect the flavour, and indeed the success of the finished cocktail. More flavoursome honey demands a
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