The crisp dry apple freshness that calvados brings to this fruity long drink makes it one of the best base spirits in a fruit cup.
This long refreshing fruity cocktail mimics the characteristics of a Pimm's Cup but with the punch and fullness flavour, reminiscent of distant decades
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
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care. I prefer a combination of
There's a splash of cola in this fruit cup and the classic marriage of rum and cola sings out in this flavoursome summery, almost tropical, fruit cup.
Whisky works brilliantly in a fruit cup, arguably even better than gin. The spice and robustness of American rye whiskey adds a pleasing backbone to this
Perhaps Pimm's chose the number '2' for the Scotch whisky based version of their summer cup because it was the second best – Scotch is certainly one
A spirituous aperitivo-style cocktail, or an after-dinner sipper, which can be made with numerous different sweet vermouths or indeed a vermouth amaro
Aged rum's sweet notes add a richness to this flavoursome fruit punch, seemingly adding tropical fruitiness.
Añejo tequila rather than American whiskey dominates this Manhattan riff.
Dry, delicate. Aromatic and complex.
Dry, with bittersweet undertones, and aromatic. I've tried this recipe with modern-day Caperitif but prefer the above blend of two apéritif wines in its
If you like an Old-Fashioned and bacon then you'll love the Benton's Old-Fashioned.
Scotch malt whisky, and particularly Islay single malt, balance and work brilliantly with rich crème de cassis and full-bodied vermouth, helped by a generous
A delectable Manhattan, with a champagne float.
Manhattan-esque, boozy and delicately spiced.
A fruit cup is just not as fruity when made with any other spirit – yes cachaça is distilled from fermented sugar cane juice rather than fruit, but
Spirit-led and very slightly sweet, this makes for a delicious late-night tipple.
The bitters play a crucial role in the balance of this after-dinner brandy and pineapple cocktail.
There's a load of orgeat (almond syrup) in this Daiquiri-style cocktail but it's only just on the sweet side of balanced with that almond richness contributing
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