Cocktails & mixed drinks

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Drink trends predicted

2019 was the year of gin, Porn Star Martinis, Espresso Martinis and overpriced soft drinks masquerading as spirits, but what trends will emerge or grow

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Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song)

Adapted from a recipe created by Alex Kratena, London, England. Alex's original recipe calls for Del Maguey Chichicapa mezcal.

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Dunkel & Stürmig

Created by Dirk Hany at Bar am Wasser, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Candy cocktails

Cocktails are indulgent treats so it's fitting to garnish one treat with another. And whether they be candy, sweeties, confectionery, chews or chocolate

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Champagne Snowball

Deliciously silky, the Snowball cocktail was huge in the 1970s and is now enjoying a well-deserved renaissance. This champagne enhanced recipe is by yours

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Mujer Negra

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Ian Burrell, London, England.

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Tootsie Roll

Adapted from a 2015 recipe created by Aisha Sharpe, New York City, USA. For non-USA readers, a Tootsie Roll is chocolate-flavoured caramel candy that's

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Good Cork

Adapted from a recipe created by Phil Ward at Mayahuel, New York City, USA.

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Grapefruit Drop Crusta

Created in October 2019 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Clocktower, Rye, Sussex, England.

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Tears of Jungle Bird

Adapted from a recipe by David Hans at Three X Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. David's original recipe calls for 10ml Giffard Caribbean Pineapple liqueur and

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Flowering quince

Not many know that the hard, yellow fruits of the flowering quince, a popular garden shrub, make a fragrant ingredient. This edible ornamental brings an

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Black Corn & Oil

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Uwe Christiansen at Heart of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany.

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La Cola Nostra

Adapted from a recipe created in 2018 by Don Lee, New York City, USA.

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A Tiki influenced frozen gin sour with passion fruit and almond.

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Cuban Sarsaparilla

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Andrew Augustine Lugiman, Barong Bar; Fairmont, Jakarta.

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Nui Nui

Adapted from a 1930s recipe by Don Beach at his Don The Beachcomber, Restaurant.

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Rose hips

These small, striking, scarlet fruits introduce a unique sweet, fruity and deliciously tangy flavour, with warm butterscotch and vanilla notes, to autumnal

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Count Mast

A signature cocktail promoted by Jägermeister.

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Glee Club Cocktail

The Glee Club Cocktail first appeared in Tim Daly's 1903 Daly's Bartenders' Encyclopedia and comprised 2 dashes of orange bitters, 1 dash of yellow Chartreuse,

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Five Keys

A bourbon-laced, spirit-forward after-dinner digestive.