A perfect Manhattan with bittersweet liqueur rather than aromatic bitters and a balancing dash of sweet maraschino liqueur. If you can't obtain Picon
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
An aromatic, dry blend. Modern bartending convention would suggest that this drink should be stirred. However, it's much better shaken. Go easy with the
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care.
A Whisky Sour with honey richness, subtle smoke and enlivening ginger spice.
Rye whiskey and cognac combine harmoniously in this delicious julep.
A gin-based Mojito served over cracked ice meets the classic Southside. The result is refreshing and easy drinking.
Cachaça (not slickly speaking a rum) adds distinctive grassy notes to this three 'rum' Daiquiri. Try swapping out the cachaça for rhum agricole and indeed
A spirituous aperitif-style cocktail, or an after dinner sipper, which can be made with numerous different sweet vermouths or indeed a vermouth amaro as
Rich flavoursome honey replaces sugar syrup in this delicious Daiquiri. The fuller the honey, perhaps the bigger the rum.
The equal parts Blood and Sand (scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth, and orange juice) formula from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book is the accepted
Port and Brandy (AKA Randy) are a match made in heaven, here subtly enriched with a touch of sugar.
Manhattan-esque, boozy and delicately spiced.
If you are European or in North America you're probably used to this drink being served with crushed ice, but until you have tried it with cubed ice you
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
Spirit-led and very slightly sweet, this makes for a delicious late-night tipple.
It's obvious that this Blood & Sand-like cocktail contains Fernet Branca, it has an almost smoky herbal influence. Maple syrup is an inspired sweetener
A rye-based Sweet Manhattan made even sweeter with herbal Bénédictine liqueur and bittered with Peychaud's and absinthe. Originally made with equal
Forget the 'Vodka Red Bull', this is the cocktail connoisseur's way of combining caffeine and vodka.
A refreshing riff on a Mezcal Margarita with enlivening chilli heat.
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