A perfect Manhattan with bittersweet liqueur rather than aromatic bitters and a balancing dash of sweet maraschino liqueur. If you can't obtain Picon
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.
Reminiscent of a classic champagne cocktail with cognac, champagne and zesty orange flavours dominating. It’s surprising how little cherry brandy notes
Bready genever and zesty orange curaçao dried, lengthened and flavoured with the cold black tea tannins. Simples by Simon!
The bitters play a crucial role in the balance of this after-dinner brandy and pineapple cocktail.
This simple but brilliantly complex aperitif-cum-digestif cocktail dates from the 1930s when it, and most other cocktails were shaken. Don't allow modern
Chocolaty bourbon with a freshening herbal blast of Fernet Branca, smoothed by sipping through a Chartreuse cream head. Like meeting the devil hidden beneath
A spirit-forward sipper that's rich and easy with bourbon smoothed and sweetened by maple syrup.
I tried making my usual Sweet Manhattan but with añejo tequila as the base spirit and it was not half bad, but there's something about tequila that says
Smoky almond and delicate coconut combine in this elegant after-dinner sipper.
Just enjoyed a hearty meal? Well, this digestivo is just the ticket. If you're not accustomed to the taste of fernet then the first couple of sips may
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
Fruity, aromatic and complex, this is one of our favourite sloe gin cocktails. Photographed in a gorgeously delicate Nick & Nora glass from Artesian Bar,
A beautifully balanced, spirit-forward, stirred, cognac-based cocktail with Vermouth di Torino and herbal liqueur.
As befits a great Sazerac, The JP is boozy with rich silky cognac smoothing spicy rye whiskey.
A subtly almond influenced brandy sour served straight-up and set apart by its namesake 'Thin Pink Line' of Peychaud's bitters which floats on top of the
A Sweet Manhattan served on-the-rocks with added herbal complexity and an all-important splash and dash or two of New Orlean's French Quarter. Driven
As the name suggests this slightly sweet citrusy apricot cocktail is best enjoyed after a hearty meal.
A tasty combination of coffee, chocolate and cream, laced with vodka.
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