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
As the name suggests this is an almond flavoured Old-Fashioned with medium dry madeira adding wine notes while three different whiskies also add to the
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care.
Honeyed tequila and aromatic maraschino with complex herbal vinous notes.
A Whisky Sour with honey richness, subtle smoke and enlivening ginger spice.
Rye whiskey and cognac combine harmoniously in this delicious julep.
Chartreuse devotees will love this balanced, tangy drink. I'm one.
Classically made with dry vermouth, this vintage cocktail is so much better with bianco vermouth – in which case, ripe pineapple fruitiness and rye whiskey
Añejo tequila rather than American whiskey dominates this Manhattan riff.
A hint of agave syrup sweetness knocks and dilution from the stirred ice knocks back the spirit's fire while opening and releasing agave flavours. If
Spirituous and herbal. A great alternative to an Old-Fashioned , as a late-night sipper.
Even vegetarians like bacon and everybody likes Old Fashioneds.
This recipe combines elements from the world's most respected writers of vintage recipes – the base formula comes from Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail
This subtly mandarin orange influenced Sweet Manhattan is made drier and all the more complex, not by dashes of bitters, but by a slug of Italian amaro.
Port and Brandy (AKA Randy) are a match made in heaven, here subtly enriched with a touch of sugar.
Despite the generous dose of Italian 'sweet' vermouth, rye whiskey shines in this harmonious Manhattan-like dry cocktail.
Manhattan-esque, boozy and delicately spiced.
Reminiscent of a classic champagne cocktail with cognac, champagne and zesty orange flavours dominating. It’s surprising how little cherry brandy notes
Spirit-led and very slightly sweet, this makes for a delicious late-night tipple.
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