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Hit the perfect proportions and you will strike a wondrous balance of flavoursome rum, gin botanicals, limey sourness and fruity sweetness.
Rum and vermouth combine harmoniously in this delicate and subtly citrus fresh cocktail.
I've Colin Field to thank for my French 75 epiphany. One evening in early June 2017 I was sat at his bar (Bar Hemingway) and he showed me the vintage 75ml
So smooooooth but still retains a tequila bite and a hint of chocolate and fruit.
Beautifully balanced, fruity and complex with just enough gin to add a spirituous bite.
Powerful funky rum and delicate cinnamon spice partially tamed by rich fruit and sweetened clove.
Like the gun this cocktail is named after, this small drink packs a hell of a punch, and to ensure it does, MacElhone calls for a couple of dashes of absinthe
Both fresh and refreshing. A subtle hint of peppermint gives zing to this cognac-based cocktail.
This classic salmon-pinky drink perfectly combines and balances the light rum with the rich sourness of lime juice and the sweetness of pomegranate syrup.
Fruity and tropical. A tall refreshing drink for a hot evening or an afternoon beside the pool.
Sazerac-like but with fruitiness.
This cocktail sits somewhere in the East River between a Manhattan and a Brooklyn with some Thames Estuary thrown in.
A Caribbean inspired riff on the classic Sazerac cocktail
This dry, amber coloured, fruity cocktail carries a pisco punch.
A splash of lime adds zesty citrus balance to this delicate rose-pink tinted rum and vermouth cocktail with a touch of pomegranate contributing fruity
Rhum agricole adds distinctive grassy notes to this delicate Cuban classic.
Fruity, very slightly sweet and suitably pink in colour.
In Gregor's own words, based on the father of the Sidecar, the granddad of the Margarita, Laydeez an' Gennulmen! The Brandy Crusta.
This richly flavoured, velvety cocktail is almost custardy in consistency but with a refreshing hint of lime.
Why the name? Well, one of the rums has some 'funk', both rums are punchy and have nautical connections. The lime protects against scurvy, the cinnamon
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