Cocktail Hall of Fame
East India No.2
The bitters play a crucial role in the balance of this after-dinner brandy and pineapple cocktail.
Eastern Standard (Soho House Tonic)
Fresh and refreshing with gin-laced mint, cucumber and lime.
A riff on the Southside using cucumber – an ingredient originally inspired by Hendrick's Gin having recently launched when this gin cocktail was first
This vintage cocktail is literally a thickened alcoholic milkshake flavoured with cognac and rum. Yum!
The tequila, rich red berry fruit, lime and ginger aren't exactly a subtle combination but it is one that has proved both popular and enduring.
El Presidente (Difford's recipe)
Rum and vermouth combine harmoniously in this delicate and subtly citrus fresh cocktail.
A hint of elderflower adds interest to the classic Collins cocktail - long, balanced and refreshing.
Elderflower Spritz (AKA St-Germain Cocktail)
A long, easy drinking summer cooler.
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.
Aromatised, tamed bourbon with complex maraschino notes. Basically, a Whiskey Old Fashioned with maraschino in place of sugar syrup. Surprisingly dry,
This flavourful, bittersweet fruity aperitivo won't be to everyone's taste but it's certainly to ours.
The Last Word is classically made with gin, maraschino, Chartreuse and lime juice. In this riff, whiskey replaces the gin, and Mr Ward switches citrus
Fish House Punch
Tea tannins and lemon juice dry and sour this cognac and rum-laced punch with rich peach liqueur balancing and adding fruit appeal.
A Tangy and fresh Gin Sour without the egg white. A juniper heavy gin and dashes of bitters are key to the success of this sour.
Light, creamy and easy drinking. Gin prevents this particular duck from being too fluffy.
Don't be fooled by this seemingly innocuous orange-yellow long, fruity cocktail. It packs a serious punch with sweet almond notes masking its rum, gin
The Ford Cocktail is a Martini-style cocktail sweetened by both the use of old tom gin and Bénédictine D.O.M. liqueur (not Bénédictine B&B) served
I've Colin Field to thank for my French 75 epiphany. One evening in early June 2017 I was sat at his bar (Bar Hemingway) and he showed me the vintage 75ml
Raspberry and pineapple laced with vodka. Easy drinking and very fruity.
A fabulous brunch cocktail. How you squeeze (and blend) your oranges is key to achieving the fluffy orange juice that makes this drink special. At New
A classic Dry Martini without bitters and garnished with cocktail onions in place of an olive or a twist. On those two distinctions, all are agreed. However,
The Gimlet is classically equal parts gin and lime cordial stirred in the glass it is to be served in, with added ice being optional (but actually optimal).
Gin & It
Remembering both vermouth and gin are flavoured with similar botanicals, they obviously have an affinity for each other. This drink may be simple but made
Gin & Tonic
One of the simplest and best mixed drinks ever devised, hence its lasting popularity. To serve as a Highball use a smaller 10oz (295ml) Highball glass
Gin Basil Smash
Jörg, the creator of this cocktail, says, Better too much, than not enough basil in this drink. He also specifies that the basil is muddled rather than
Bready genever with a hint of orange curaçao adding flavour and the merest touch of sweetness balancing Boker's Bitters. If you don't have Boker's to
Everyone has heard of this clean, refreshing, long drink but few have actually tried it.
Clean, sharp and refreshing. Please don't serve this in a Collins glass, it should be a short drink served long in a 10oz Highball or Fizz glass.
This 4:2:8 formula is a tad sourer than the classic sour proportions of 3:4:8: three-quarter part of the sour ingredient (lemon juice), one part of the
Scotch diluted and delicately sweetened with added almond notes - simple but tasty. Proportions range from equal parts (45ml scotch to 45ml amaretto) to
This shaken recipe includes orange juice and this gives the otherwise anaemic looking drink its namesake golden hue. The addition of orange bitters helps
Why drink a mere Grasshopper when you could be enjoying a Flying Grasshopper? This creamy after-dinner cocktail is all the better for the splash of vodka,
Robustly flavoured ingredients brought together harmoniously in a tall, most refreshing swizzle. Worthy of its legendary status.
Strong, flavoursome navy rum with a splash of scurvy-inhibiting lime. Properly mixed at the right dilution, this is a great drink. However, too many and
Vodka both fortifies this complexly spiced honeyed and herbal cocktail.