Pisco, pineapple and Sauvignon Blanc wine are a match made in heaven, while gentian liqueur provides complex underlying gentian bittersweet notes.
A bittersweet Manhattan-style lightly sparkling cocktail.
A great aperitif drink which uses bready genever and gentian liqueur as its backbone with spoons of herbal Galliano, genepi and chocolate liqueurs adding
A refreshing apéritif with a mouth-salivating bitterness. Makes a Spritz seem bland.
A beautifully balanced and complex alpine-influenced riff on a White Negroni.
Wayne Collins, this drink's creator, originally used equal parts as is usual for a classic Negroni and after trying various other formulations I've found
A riff on the White Negroni with the cognac replacing half of the gin. Fittingly 'Charente' references the Cognac area of France.
This bittersweet aperitif cocktail harnesses the herbal bitterness of gentian root with gin's botanical notes and sweetened freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Tequila-based, zesty and bitter before turning bittersweet. In March 2022, I cut the volume of gentian liqueur from 15ml (½oz) back to 7.5ml (¼oz) so
Bittersweet with a strong hint of gentian. A great aperitif.
Floral elderflower and tequila with bittersweet gentian and refreshing lemon.
Slightly on the bitter side of bittersweet with gentian, jammy apricot and lemon juice over a tequila base.
Bittersweet with fragrant bison grass vodka and fruity Maraschino cherry flavours supported by bitter gentian, rich elderflower and lime juice.
Dry and boozy.
Gentian, elderflower and rosemary combine harmoniously, over a Poitín base with aromatised wine.
Bittersweet gentian is the prevalent flavour (hence the 'Suzie' name), toned down by bianco vermouth and freshened with pink grapefruit over a fortifying
Bright yellow and on the bitter side of bittersweet with aquavit, lemon, gentian and maraschino liqueurs.
Dry and lightly bitter, this tequila-based sipper makes for a great apéritif cocktail.
Cognac with red berry and red wine notes with faint honeycomb.
Almost creamy with vanilla, bittersweet rootiness and cognac.
Also try this apéritif-style, bittersweet cocktail served on-the-rocks.
Aperitif-style, tall and refreshing.
We do like a pun and appropriately the original recipe for this cocktail specifies Suze gentian liqueur. The flavour of gentian combines brilliantly with
The subtly smoky notes of mezcal combine brilliantly with the aromatic bitter sweetness of gentian liqueur in this fabulously complex aperitif cocktail.
All editorial and photography on diffordsguide.com is copyright protected
© Odd Firm of Sin 2023