Cocktail Hall of Fame
The broadside firepower of navy rum balances sweet pineapple and coconut in what is an all too delicious Tiki-style libation.
Reminiscent of a long fruity Margarita with refreshing effervescence.
This pink/rust red drink is bittersweet with underlying bourbon character and lemon zestiness.
Passion Fruit Daiquiri
The rum character comes through in this tropically fruity cocktail.
Passion Fruit Margarita
Subtle passion fruit flavour and tartness influence rather than dominate this Margarita, allowing the tequila and other ingredients to also shine. Fruity
Pegu Club (Difford's recipe)
Whatever you think of modern-day Rose's Lime Cordial (other brands are available as well as homemade recipes), as with the Gimlet, I believe lime cordial
Penicillin (Difford's version)
A Whisky Sour with honey richness, subtle smoke and enlivening ginger spice.
Picante de la Casa (Soho House Tonic)
Best described as a Tommy's Margarita with added chilli spice and coriander/cilantro.
Pimm's Cup (Difford's Fruit Cup No.1)
This long refreshing fruity cocktail mimics the characteristics of a Pimm's Cup but with the punch and fullness flavour, reminiscent of distant decades
A splash of cachaça adds some Latin funk, lime adds a citrusy bite while a splash of fresh cream makes this Piña Colada creamy white.
Deliciously simple, fruity and ridiculously easy to drink. The quality and freshness of your pineapple juice is key to the success of this cocktail, which
This is a drink that likes dilution and I'd aim for around almost equal parts water and gin after stirring with ice. A spoon full of sugar certainly helps
A generous measure of gin and high-proof applejack provide spirituous spice which, along with lemon juice sourness, ensures that this cocktail is neither
A tangy, balanced combination of rich flavours. The quality of pisco used is crucial to the success of a Pisco Punch.
All the Peruvian bartenders I've met prefer their Pisco Sours blended rather than shaken. Indeed, it is a brilliant cocktail when blended but I prefer
A tangy punch that harnesses the strength and rich flavours of the rum.
Subtly boozy, honeyed and herbal.
Porn Star Martini
A passion fruit and vanilla crowd-pleaser that's balanced with zesty lime, often served with sparkling wine on the side.
Bourbon and maple syrup somewhat overwhelm the headline port wine, although it does add an underlying fruitiness to this balanced and tasty riff on an
Basically a Scotch and soda with a delicate hint of ginger spice, the Presbyterian cocktail should be made using Scotch whisky rather than bourbon, rye,
Queen's Park Swizzle
This close relation to the Mojito is drier, more complex and tad less minty than its sibling. Some like to finish this cocktail with a hefty dose of bitters
The bittersweet herbal notes from the vermouth and Cynar combine harmoniously with the cachaça. Depending on how punchy you like your cocktails you may
Ramos Gin Fizz
One of the great classic cocktails. The perfect balance of sweet and sour is enhanced by the incredibly smooth, almost fluffy mouthfeel.
This berry fruit influenced riff on a Lynchburg Lemonade has a sweet and sour flavour laced with whiskey.
Spicy rye whiskey with a hint of absinthe smoothed by thick meringue-like lemony egg white.
This Manhattan-like cocktail is rightly recognised as being a contemporary classic cocktail. Also great served on-the-rocks in an old-fashioned glass.
Reggae Rum Punch
Jamaicans have a sweet tooth and love their rum. This drink combines sweetness, potent rum, and generous fruit.
Remember the Maine
Charles H. Baker says of this twist on a Sazerac, Treat this one with the respect it deserves, gentleman.
The Scotch answer to the Manhattan. The Rob Roy is classically made with Angostura Bitters but in his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, as a footnote
Bittersweet, tequila-based, and Negroni-like. Classically garnished with a lemon zest twist but better with grapefruit.
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
A full-flavoured, tangy Daiquiri with faint clove spice.
Rum Old Fashioned
The flavour of the overproof rum greatly adds to the character of this Old Fashioned. There are many rum Old Fashioned riffs but this is the recipe that
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
Smooth and sour - well balanced.
Russian Spring Punch
Well-balanced, complex and refreshing.
The liqueur smooths and wonderfully combines with Scotch whisky. The proportions of Scotch to Drambuie vary wildly and are a matter of taste. However,
Dark rich sugar, equally dark and richly flavoured rum, sweetened and spiced with the clove and cinnamon flavours of falernum and freshened with citrus