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The Original Margarita

There's debate as to who created the original Margarita recipe and when with a Dallas socialite called Margarita Sames most often credited (see below).

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Porn Star Martini

A passion fruit and vanilla crowd-pleaser that's balanced with zesty lime, often served with sparkling wine on the side.

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All In

Spirituous and bittersweet with a underlying chocolaty treat.

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Espresso Martini

Forget the 'Vodka Red Bull', this is the cocktail connoisseur's way of combining caffeine and vodka.

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Amaretto Sour

Sweet 'n' sour - frothy with an almond buzz. An extra couple of dashes of bitters help balance the drink and add an extra burst of flavour.

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Apple Daiquiri

A classic Daiquiri with a very subtle hint of apple.

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French Martini

Raspberry and pineapple laced with vodka. Easy drinking and very fruity.

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Batida de Banana

So thick that this is something of a liquid dessert - surprisingly yummy.

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Californian Margarita

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

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Gin Basil Smash

Jörg, the creator of this cocktail, says, Better too much, than not enough basil in this drink. He also specifies that the basil is muddled rather than

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Fresa Batida

A long, very refreshing strawberry drink laced with cachaça.

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Negroni Cocktail

Bitter and dry, but very tasty. This no namby-pamby drink is traditionally assembled and mixed directly in the glass. There is something about a Negroni

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Tequila Sour

A standard sour but with tequila zing.

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Cantaritos

Juicy (freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit and lime) and refreshing slightly salty tequila invigorated with sparkling grapefruit soda. Wetting the porous

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Takumi's Aviation

A wonderfully aromatic flower-powered Aviation. Sweeter than some Aviation renditions, including my own Aviation and if, like me, you like yours a tad

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White Lady Cocktail

A simple, silky and delicious gin-laced classic with a sour finish.

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John Collins

A refreshing balance of sour lemon and sugar, laced with gin and lengthened with soda.

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Great Gatsby

This grapefruit fresh and light cocktail is equally suited to the aperitivo moment as it is breakfast.

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Naked & Famous

Salmon pink in colour. Mezcal adds earthy smoky complexity to this bittersweet, citrusy fresh, aperitivo cocktail. Getting naked can certainly help you

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Fruit Tingle

Fruity by name and taste, blue in colour.

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Aperol Spritz

Slightly sweet, herbal, refreshing and quaffable. The good folk at Aperol recommend equal parts prosecco and Aperol topped with a splash of soda. However,

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Rabo-de-Galo

The bittersweet herbal notes from the vermouth and Cynar combine harmoniously with the cachaça. Depending on how punchy you like your cocktails you may

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Picante de la Casa (Soho House Tonic)

Best described as a Tommy's Margarita with added chilli spice and coriander/cilantro.

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Orange Daiquiri

Exactly as it says on the tin: a classic Daiquiri with a fruity splash of freshly squeezed orange juice.

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Paloma

Reminiscent of a long, fruity, Margarita. Also, see our Simple Paloma recipe

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Cheeky Vimto

A sickly sweet blackcurrant and berry fruit flavoured drink for the undiscerning.

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Daiquiri No.1 Natural (Embury's 8:2:1 formula)

Traditionally a Daiquiri should always be based on light rum but if I should feel like breaking with tradition and using aged rum, I find Embury's 8:2:1

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Lemonade Spritz

A minty real lemonade. A seriously refreshing non-alcoholic summery drink.

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Cadáver Reviver

The combination of tequila and triple sec make this riff on the classic Corpse Reviver remarkably Margarita-like, only with added complexity and subtlety

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Sunflower

Elderflower liqueur replaces aromatised wine in this riff on a classic Corpse Reviver No.2, hence the bitter oils from the lemon zest twist are crucial

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Tommy's Margarita

The flavour of agave is king in this simple Margarita, made without the traditional orange liqueur.

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Hot Toddy (Hot Cognac & Lemon)

Warms the cockles with cognac and a good dose of citrus.

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Bandera

In Mexico the quality of the homemade Sangrita can make or break a bar. The Sangrita in this trio is spicy and slightly sweet.

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Maiden's Blush No.2

A mere spoon of blanche absinthe washes over ten times as much Old Tom gin in this complex sour, delicately balanced by a splash of raspberry syrup.

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Corpse Reviver No.2 (Savoy Recipe)

Well-balanced with zesty lemon and absinthe just shining through. We've cheekily added the merest dash of sugar but depending on your personal tastes,

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Old Fashioned

Rich (medium-dry and spirituous this old-fashioned is all too easy to drink and fortunately, easy to make.

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Jasmine

A slightly sour bittersweet riff on the Pegu Club. The original is just on the tart side of balanced without our addition of the optional spoon of sugar

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November Seabreeze

A superbly refreshing fruity drink, whatever the time of year.

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Vieux Carré Cocktail

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

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Espresso Martini (simple 3 equal parts recipe)

Balanced, tasty and enlivening, this cocktail is incredibly quick and easy to make using just three ingredients that should be every day essentials in

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Bramble

One of the best and most popular drinks to come out of the 1980s.

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Fruity Sex on the Beach

Sweet fruit laced with vodka.

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Piscola

'Brandy' and cola with a hint of Angostura bitters. Try and see why the Chileans enjoy it.

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Mai Tai (Trader Vic's) Cocktail

We love Daiquiris and this is basically a classic Daiquiri with a few bells and whistles.

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Strawberry Smoothie (Alcoholic)

This radiantly coloured creamy strawberry yoghurt drink is sweetened with honey and 'hardened' with vodka.

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Ocean Cable

This cocktail originally appears in William Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book where its creation is attributed to one A. G. Scott. We've respected

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Mojito Cocktail

When well made, this Cuban cousin of the Mint Julep is one of the world's greatest and most refreshing cocktails.

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Calvados & Tonic

Crisp dry apple with delicate quinine tonic bitterness.