While some struggle to appreciate mezcal- its robust, slightly smoky character adds depth and complexity to this delicious summery cocktail.
Pisco (and Peruvian bitters) add a distinctive south American touch to this summery drink. Ripe grape notes emerge and add to the drink's citrussy fruitiness.
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
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
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
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
Bready genever and zesty orange curaçao dried, lengthened and flavoured with the cold black tea tannins. Simples by Simon!
One of the best classic Scotch cocktails, the Blood & Sand is said to be the Scotch whisky-based cocktail that whisky haters will like. Some may find this
Despite being in a relatively small proportion to all the other ingredients in this summery cocktail, tequila's distinctive notes shine through in the
Grappa is made to go with espresso coffee and adds its distinctive flavour to this cocktail originally made with vodka.
Hopefully, it's 'Special'! 'Brew' refers to both the use of Byrrh (pronounced beer) and sake (which is brewed). To be a true 'Martini' a cocktail should
Aged rum's sweet notes add a richness to this flavoursome fruit punch, seemingly adding tropical fruitiness.
A mojito topped with champagne instead of soda water. There's posh.
The Tom Collins was originally made with genever, so this is the original Collins. However, old tom gin replaced genever on a Tom Collins, relegating genever
A tangy, balanced combination of rich flavours. The quality of pisco used is crucial to the success of a Pisco Punch.
Pisco, pineapple and Sauvignon Blanc wine are a match made in heaven, while gentian liqueur provides complex underlying gentian bittersweet notes.
This vintage aperitivo is lightly bitter and wonderfully complex with distinctive Ferro China, vermouth and Demerara rum favours.
Your choice of sherry greatly affects the finished cocktail I we ummm'd and ahhhh'd between dry oloroso, palo cortado, and amontillado sherries before
Sweet and sour with rich apple flavours and a brandy backbone.
Some folk make this cocktail with honey syrup rather than maple syrup. Honey does indeed make for a tasty cocktail and is stipulated in the Brown Derby
A full-flavoured, tangy Daiquiri with faint clove spice.
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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