A smokin' Margarita. Depending on your palate, you may want to vary the amount of agave syrup – from 2.5ml or even no agave syrup for dry palates to
A Whisky Sour with honey richness, subtle smoke and enlivening ginger spice.
Think gin-based Mojito – refreshing and easy drinking.
Añejo tequila rather than American whiskey dominates this Manhattan riff.
A hint of agave syrup sweetness and dilution from the stirred ice knocks back the spirit's fire while opening and releasing agave flavours. (If you don't
If you like an Old-Fashioned and bacon then you'll love the Benton's Old-Fashioned.
The success or failure of this tangy drink is partly reliant on the quality of marmalade used. For ease of use, choose fine cut or even no peel/shredless
Think Negroni but with citrus freshness and grape fruitiness.
Forget the 'Vodka Red Bull', this is the cocktail connoisseur's way of combining caffeine and vodka.
Fragrant apricot eau-de-vie nestles alongside piney gin botanicals with faint sweetness from herbal vermouth.
A cachaça sour given additional bittersweet herbal depth of flavour by a dash of fernet.
Well-aged rum mellowed and sweetened by maple syrup. A spirit-forward sipper that's rich and easy.
Salmon pink in colour. Mezcal adds earthy smoky complexity to this bittersweet, citrusy fresh, aperitivo Last Word riff. And indeed, getting naked can
Tart, dry and lightly bitter, but with just enough underlying sweetness to stroke the palate and make another sip so very desirable – a complex, bittersweet
This pink/rust red drink is bittersweet with underlying bourbon character and lemon zestiness.
Named after the capital city of Trinidad, the home of Angostura Bitters, and fittingly this cocktail calls for a monster half an ounce of bitters. Despite
Just as it says on the tin – a smoky malt and cola. This simple but delicious drink perhaps doesn't need bitters or even a twist but it's better with
A wonderfully aromatic flower-powered Aviation. Sweeter than some Aviation renditions, including my own Aviation and if, like me, you like yours a tad
Peaty smoky whisky subtly influences this complex and silky-smooth rum flip.
The flavour of agave is king in this simple Margarita, made without the traditional orange liqueur.
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