Crisp, light and refreshing. Delicately simple yet with perfectly balanced complexity of flavours. For an even better Daiquiri: In place of sugar syrup,
This is how we prefer our margaritas to be served. Tangy citrus and tequila with a hint of balancing sweetness and a faint salty undertone. We also prefer
This long refreshing fruity cocktail mimics the characteristics of a Pimm's Cup but with the punch and fullness flavour, reminiscent of distant decades
Think gin-based Mojito – refreshing and easy drinking.
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
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
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.
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.
Some say the John/Tom Collins was originally made with genever. So is this the original, or an adaptation on the Tom Collins? We will probably never know,
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
A Daiquiri made with flavoursome honey in place of sugar, or a Bee's Knees with rum in place of gin. However you view this, it's damn tasty.
A tangy, balanced combination of rich flavours. The quality of pisco used is crucial to the success of a Pisco Punch.
A mojito topped with champagne instead of soda water. There's posh.
In Jamaica, the spiritual home of the Rum Punch, they like their rum overproof and many prefer this cocktail served over crushed ice to further dilute
Light and refreshing. No one flavour predominates - sweet and sour are in harmony with the rum.
A Daiquiri No.1 with a tang of grapefruit and hint of maraschino. Essentially a Hemingway Special Daiquiri (Papa Doble) Daiquiri for folk without the great
Tangy, fruity and packed with flavour. Clove spice, fragrant floral pisco and elderflower with a hint of sweet pineapple and sour grapefruit.
The pungent flavours of naval rum contribute to this tasty, fruity rum punch and will warm your cockles – m' hearties!
Despite being in a relatively small proportion to all the other ingredients in this summery cocktail, tequila's distinctive notes shine through in the
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
Aged rum's sweet notes add a richness to this flavoursome fruit punch, seemingly adding tropical fruitiness.
Arguably, when numbering my fruit cups, I left the best till last. (I skipped number 16 because the number 7 so befits a Tennessee whiskey-based cocktail).
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