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Catfish Day

Catfish Day? Who ever knew there was one, and why there even is one... but it does give us the perfect excuse to make our variation on a famous punch recipe,

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English Rose

A dry, complex, gin-laced cocktail. Stir well, and depending on your ice, consider adding 7.5ml (¼oz) of well-chilled water before stirring.

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Ruby Diamond

Spirit-forward, bittersweet and sweet 'n' sour, this mezcal and gin sour is best enjoyed as an aperitivo or digestivo.

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Periodista Daiquiri

An orange and apricot Daiquiri. Like most Daiquiris, the Periodista benefits from a little additional dilution, hence the chilled water in my recipe.

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A Sweet Manhattan on bitter steroids. If you find it a tad punchy then try served on-the-rocks.

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Montana (Harry Johnson, 1900)

Sloe gin shines in this cocktail, lifted by subtle aniseed and liquorice notes from a touch of anisette.

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Montana (Hoffman House, 1905)

Liquorice and subtle aniseed from the anisette emerge through the vermouth's herbal notes.

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Montana Club

A spirit-forward cocktail that takes dilution well, so consider serving it in an old-fashioned glass over ice.

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Montana (Jacques Straub, 1913)

The influence of anisette is surprisingly subtle in this alternative to a Sweet Manhattan. If you want to make this a little drier, use a tawny rather

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Montana (Albert Stevens Crockett, 1931)

Ruby port adds fruitiness to this dry, brandy-laced late-night sipper.

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Montana Club Martini

Expressed oils from a lemon zest twist are essential to the freshness of this beautifully rounded, old-tom gin-based Sweet Martini.

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De Kuyper Blue Curaçao Cocktail Challenge

Blue Curaçao's blue hue resembles the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea, so De Kuyper is challenging bartenders and home cocktail enthusiasts (prizes

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Improved Japanese Cocktail

Lemon juice and bitters add a touch of creole sourness to this riff on the brandy-based classic Japanese Cocktail from Jerry Thomas's Bar Tenders Guide.

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Private Island

Delicate grassy agricole rum and apricot brandy dance in this beautifully balanced, Tiki-style cocktail.

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Negroni Flip

Bittersweetness rounded and made wholesome by the addition of an egg. If you like Negronis be sure to sample this cocktail's flip side. Depending on your

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Classic Vermouth Cocktail

As the name promises, this cocktail is all about the vermouth, with the addition of maraschino liqueur and bitters delicately modifying, so their influence

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White Mezcal Negroni

Muscular notes of mezcal and gentian square up to each other but are softened and made to play nicely by bianco vermouth.

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Bedford & Grand

A delicious Manhattan-like cocktail that's brilliantly enlivened by chinato and fino sherry with maraschino playing an enhancing role.

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