Cocktails & mixed drinks

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Cocktail Finder

Find cocktails with specific ingredients, combinations of ingredients, by bartenders, by style, by rating...

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Cocktail Builder

Find cocktails only using ingredients you have, store your version of recipes, favourite, and upload your own cocktails

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Cocktails Made Easy

Make 100s of cocktails at home just using things from your pantry, a 10 Bottle Bar + your favourite base spirit: vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, brandy etc...

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3 Ingredient Cocktails

Most of the enduring classic cocktails comprise just three ingredients e.g. rum+lime+sugar=Daiquiri. A few, such as the Negroni consist of three equal

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Cocktail Hall of Fame

The following 273* cocktails are preeminent and best-known of the 5,000+ cocktails on Difford's Guide and, subject to ingredients, these are all cocktails

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Pisco Sour (Difford's recipe)

All the Peruvian bartenders I've met prefer their Pisco Sours blended rather than shaken. Indeed, it is a brilliant cocktail when blended but I prefer

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Frank Lloyd Wright

An Old Fashioned-style cocktail with pear and walnut liqueurs along with a touch of peated malt whisky.

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Negronic

A cocktail which Robert Simonson, the creator's partner, aptly describes as Negroni crossed with a Gin & Tonic. It is surprisingly delicious with the bitter

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Atonement

Quinquina and spirituous spice from the whiskey and run balance the rich notes of the raisiny sherry and particularly the nutty orgeat. Dilution also seems

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Cab Calloway

A sherry-forward, rye whiskey-laced aperitivo with delicate rich apricot.

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Bronx cocktail

One of the classic cocktails named after New York's five boroughs, probably more directly after the then newly opened Bronx Zoo. There are numerous variations

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20 best Blood red orange cocktails

You may have thought that winter months in the northern hemisphere were confined to the likes of cauliflowers, leeks and brussels sprouts but it's also

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Mule-mosa

A Mimosa given a 'kick' and made more interesting by a splash of intense ginger liqueur – hence the Mule in the name.

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Banoffee Espresso Martini

A vodka Espresso Martini with the banana and toffee flavours found in the eponymous dessert.

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Minnie the Moocher

Spirit-forward and just on the rich side, this late-night sipper delivers satisfying botanical complexity. If you're after a slightly larger serve suited

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Mezcal Dante

Some of the biggest flavours on the back bar are corralled, tamed and made to play together nicely to produce an assertive but very quaffable cocktail.

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Matejcek 3-2-1 Manhattan

A rye-based Perfect Manhattan with an optional lift from maraschino syrup.

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Clergyman's Lapse

Reminiscent of a Last Word and inspired by a Missionary's Downfall.

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Marigny

Spirituous, sour, balanced and delicious with herbal notes, two brandies, and citrus freshness.

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Absinthe Daiquiri

It's surprising both how much absinthe you can use in this bite-sized cocktail and then how much sugar is needed to tame it. Hit the balance and all these