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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.
Carajilo, coffee and liquor or spirit, is a popular serve in Mexico, with Licor 43 being one of the preferred choices due to the delicately spiced rich
Forget the 'Vodka Red Bull', this is the cocktail connoisseur's way of combining caffeine and vodka.
Spirituous and bittersweet with a underlying chocolaty treat.
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
Slightly sweet, herbal, refreshing and quaffable. The good folk at Aperol recommend equal parts prosecco and Aperol topped with a splash of soda. However,
The bittersweet herbal notes from the vermouth and Cynar combine harmoniously with the cachaça. Depending on how punchy you like your cocktails you may
A classic Daiquiri with a very subtle hint of apple.
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.
A long, very refreshing strawberry drink laced with cachaça.
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
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
A cachaça sour given additional bittersweet herbal depth of flavour by a dash of fernet.
Cow broth replaces tomato in this Mary for carnivorous drinkers.
Reminiscent of a long fruity Margarita with refreshing effervescence.
The merest dash of sugar syrup tames and amplifies the flavour of rye whiskey with Fernet and bitters to making this a Manhattan-style cocktail.
A standard sour but with tequila zing.
When well made, this Cuban cousin of the Mint Julep is one of the world's greatest and most refreshing cocktails.
A wonderfully aromatic flower-powered Aviation. Sweeter than some Aviation renditions, including my own Aviation and if, like me, you like yours a tad
Raspberry and pineapple laced with vodka. Easy drinking and very fruity.
One way to warm your winter nights.
A refreshing balance of sour lemon and sugar, laced with gin and lengthened with soda.
This grapefruit fresh and light cocktail is equally suited to the aperitivo moment as it is breakfast.
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
The flavour of agave is king in this simple Margarita, made without the traditional orange liqueur.
Hard to hate but the cola and lime dominate the subtle gin flavours.
Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail
A cooling, combination of four different white spirits, triple sec, lemon and lime, crowned with a splash of cola.
Hot Toddy (Hot Cognac & Lemon)
Warms the cockles with cognac and a good dose of citrus.
Mai Tai (Trader Vic's) Cocktail
We love Daiquiris and this is basically a classic Daiquiri with a few bells and whistles.
Naked & Famous
Salmon pink in colour. Mezcal adds earthy smoky complexity to this bittersweet, citrusy fresh, aperitivo cocktail. Getting naked can certainly help you
The combination of tequila and triple sec make this riff on the classic Corpse Reviver remarkably Margarita-like, only with added complexity and subtlety
Elderflower liqueur replaces aromatised wine in this riff on a classic Corpse Reviver No.2. This means the bitter oils from the lemon zest twist are crucial
Juicy (freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit and lime) and refreshing slightly salty tequila invigorated with sparkling grapefruit soda. Wetting the porous
In Mexico the quality of the homemade Sangrita can make or break a bar. The Sangrita in this trio is spicy and slightly sweet.
Maiden's Blush No.2
A mere spoon of blanche absinthe washes over ten times as much Old Tom gin in this complex sour which is delicately balanced by a splash of raspberry syrup.
One of the best and most popular drinks to come out of the 1980s.
A superbly refreshing fruity drink, whatever the time of year.
Looks like a miniature pint of Guinness stout.
Slow Comfortable Screw Against The Wall
Galliano adds the wall (as in Harvey Wallbanger) and some herbal peppermint to this Slow Comfortable Screw. Yes, the name's corny but made with fresh orange,
'Brandy' and cola with a hint of Angostura bitters. Try and see why the Chileans enjoy it.
If desired, for the perfect salt rim you can liquidise or grind sea salt to make it finer, then run a cut slice of lime (or orange) around the outside
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
Powerful funky rum and delicate cinnamon spice partially tamed by rich fruit and sweetened clove.
Calvados & Tonic
Crisp dry apple with delicate quinine tonic bitterness.
Probably as fattening as it is alcoholic. This is a huge, creamy dessert in a glass served with generous innuendo.
The Last Word cocktail
Chartreuse devotees will love this balanced, tangy drink. I'm one.
Blueberry juice and liqueur lengthens and sweetens an otherwise classic Daiquiri.
Pina Colada Cocktail (Puerto Rican style)
A wonderful creamy, fruity concoction that's not half as sticky as the world would have you believe. Too much ice will detract from the creaminess and