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Difford’s Guide to Cocktails Fifteenth Edition

“Have you seen the price your books are online and when is the next one out?” paraphrases the emails I’ve been receiving. And I have, as much as

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Seven Tails XO Brandy

We blend French brandy with Cognac and Armagnac then rest in port casks to create Seven Tails XO, so Joel Fraser, the brand's co-founder proudly told us.

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Patchanka

Adapted from a recipe created by Ilaria Bello at Talea Bar, Rome, Italy. (Ilaria's original recipe specifies Oscar.697 Rosso vermouth.)

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Best bartending knives

Even those cocktails such as a Manhattan that don't include citrus fruit are that bit better when garnished with a citrus zest twist. Hence, making cocktails

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Martin Hudak

When god was creating the world he looked to the Czech Republic and Slovakia and said here, there will be bartenders.

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Günter Windhorst

It was not running well at the beginning, Günter Windhorst recalls of his namesake bar in Berlin's Mitte district.

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Raysa Straal wins the second oneUNIT-competition

After the first Dutch low-alcohol cocktail competition - where 8 bartenders were challenged to develop a cocktail with just 1 unit alcohol - it was time

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Corpse Reviver No.4

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Måns Dahlman at the Papillon Bar, Bank Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden. Måns' particularly specifies that his drink

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La Hechicera Serie Experimental No.1 Muscat Casks

A Colombian blended rum produced from fermented molasses using column distillation and aged in American white oak barrels for 12-21 years before a finished

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Three of Strong

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Dinos Constantinides at Lost + Found, Nicosia, Cyprus. Dinos original recipe calls for Grandpa's Lemonade made

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Cocktail categories/families

The world of cocktails comprises numerous different cocktail families, each family having its own surname, distinctive traits, genetics and history. Some

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Victor Gower

From a time when women weren't allowed, to picking up tipsy guests from the floor, Victor Gower has seen the American Bar at The Savoy evolve through the

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Paige Aubort

Paige Aubort's name is pretty prolific in the Sydney bar scene. In fact the name Paige Aubort is pretty prolific across Australian hospitality and, if

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My Top Ten by George Kakaji

George Kakaji, the bar manager from Vy NKPG in Sweden, compiles his best 10 signature cocktails, consisting of modern concoctions and innovative drinks.

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Bepi Tosolini Grappa Smoked

A blend of grappa traditionally made using bain-marie stills from Friulian red grapes, then matured in French oak barrels in the Tosolini family's cellar.

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World’s Top 100 Cocktails

By the time Harman Burney Burke wrote his Burke's Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipe Book in 1936 there were already so many cocktails that he decided

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Events Calendar for Discerning Drinkers

Our yearly calendar of events, seminars and tastings which we consider of interest to discerning drinkers. Those events which are drinks industry specific

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Drink trends predicted

2019 was the year of gin, Porn Star Martinis, Espresso Martinis and overpriced soft drinks masquerading as spirits, but what trends will emerge or grow

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Herb bennet

The roots of herb bennet have a warm aroma of clove, a tropical spice often associated with Christmas – they're ideal for flavouring wintry liqueurs,

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Champagne

Champagne is a sparkling wine exclusively from within the tightly defined Champagne region of France. It is made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot

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Ten Drinks That Changed the World

Writer and bartender Seki Lynch explores celebrated spirits around the globe, from the likes of vodka and gin, to the lesser-known baijiu and shochu.

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Martini Cocktail

In its simplest and truest form, a Martini is a mix of gin and vermouth, perhaps with a dash or two of bitters, and garnished with an olive or a twist.

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Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song)

Adapted from a recipe created by Alex Kratena, London, England. Alex's original recipe calls for Del Maguey Chichicapa mezcal.

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Patrón Perfectionist

Considered as one of the leading international cocktail competitions, Patrón Perfectionists 2019 encompassed bartenders from 30 countries and cruise liners