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It's International Vodka Day

Our friends across the pond have given us a reason to celebrate. In America, the 4th of October is National Vodka Day, so by extension, for the rest of

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Los Magos Barrel-Aged Sotol Whistlepig Edition

This special edition of Los Magos Sotol matured for 1 year in ex-WhistlePig Rye whiskey barrels was released in 2023.

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Mandarine Negroni

Bittersweet with, as the name suggests, zesty mandarin freshness.

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Pineapple Mimosa

Best enjoyed with breakfast, strictly speaking, a Mimosa should be served in a wine glass over ice, but flutes are more decadent. If you've a dry palate,

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20 best Sake cocktails

Sake is phenomenal in cocktails and pairs well with any spirit. However, beware, a sake's delicate flavour can be easily shrouded. Use a good quality sake

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Sometimes described as a rice wine, sometimes as a rice beer, sake shares qualities of both. It is fermented from specially developed rice and water by

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Honey Deuce

Adapted from a recipe created in 2016 by Nick Mautone, a highly experienced bartender then working as Grey Goose brand ambassador, which had just become

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I used to make this cocktail with reposado tequila, but it's cleaner and better with blanco tequila. Either way, cassis and apple juice mellow tequila.

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Pisco Cerenza

Cherry and rosso vermouth fortified with a spirit is a winning combination (see Blood & Sand), in this case with pisco, which being distilled from fermented

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Young Man's Delight

A double shot of tequila presented in a wonderfully light cocktail.

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Savoia Orancio

Savoia Orancio is a delicately bittersweet aperitif vino with bitter and sweet oranges alongside fragrant bergamot and lime.

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Douglas Fairbanks

Potent, sour, fruity, and surprisingly tasty.

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Spirit-forward rye whiskey (especially if you are following my preference for 50% alc./vol. straight rye) with a hint of spiced apricot fruitiness. If

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Lento Negroni

A riff of a Sloegroni/Slow Negroni with sloe gin replaced by Spanish pacharán, which adds a delicate aniseed note.

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Negroni Cocktail

One of, if not the simplest of classic cocktails has formed the base for so many contemporary variations.

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Oh My Word

The lime bitters and lemon oils from the garnish are key to the balance of this riff on the Last Word.

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Spring Green

A floral and herbal aperitivo.

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Described by its creator as a sort of a 50/50 Martini meets a Bamboo.

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Passoã Porn Star Martini Competition

Passoã passionfruit liqueur is one of the original ingredients Douglas Ankrah used when he created the Porn Star Martini in 2002. His cocktail has become

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Navy Grog

With is trio of rums at a full measure a piece, this maritime sour is one of the punchiest on the classic roster of Tiki cocktails.

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Beachbum Berry’s Navy Grog cone kit

In the post-Prohibition era, Don The Beachcomber was a visionary bartender who pioneered the concept of the Tiki bar and introduced the world to the enchanting

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Between The Sheets No.1 (gin + rum + triple sec)

Light rum and gin freshened and invigorated with citrus. This is the bright, youthful warm-up act of the Between the Sheets trilogy.

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Between The Sheets No.2 (brandy + gin + triple sec)

It may be the Between the Sheets No.3 (with brandy and light rum) that's most identified with this suggestive cocktail's name but as with The Godfather

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Between The Sheets

The classic proportions for a Between the Sheets are most often quoted as being: 30ml (1oz) Light rum 30ml (1oz) Cognac brandy 30ml (1oz) Triple sec liqueur

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