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Birthday of the world's longest running soap

Ever since America's TV series As the World Turns finished its epic run in 2010, Britain's Coronation Street has been the world's longest-running soap

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Difford’s Guide to Cocktails Book 17th Edition

Perhaps the world's biggest cocktail book! Certainly, our biggest yet, 624 pages, 6cm (2.3inch) thick and weighing 2.25kg (5lb). Our Seventeenth Edition

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20 best Christmas cocktails

Christmas is a time for overindulgence, and so Christmas cocktails tend to be rich in every sense of the word. In America, it's the creamy Eggnog that

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West Side

Refresh your palate before a meal or cleanse your palate after a meal with minty lemon.

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Fruity yet dry, almost earthy, with a delicate smokiness.

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Charlie Lindbergh

Gin-laced with zesty citrus and rich apricot but made special and balanced by subtle quinine bitterness.

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Naked & Infamous

The lovechild of Douglas Ankrah's Pornstar Martini and Joaquín Simó's Naked & Famous. Fresh ripe (yet still a little tart passion fruit) sits alongside

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Your choice of whisky and bitters (I use Bob's Abbotts) will make or break this potentially brilliant whisky sour. Maple syrup should be in more sours.

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Gargoyle No. 2

Some might describe this as being a grown-up/vintage Porn Star Martini. It's spirituous and yet dry – despite the generous spoon of sugar which serves

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Arnaud's Special

Chocolatey notes emerge from this Rob Roy-like cocktail.

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Absinthe Daiquiri

It's surprising both how much absinthe you can use in this bite-sized cocktail and then how much sugar is needed to tame it. Hit the balance and all these

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Cosmopolitan (1927 recipe)

A Cosmopolitan in name but not in style. Instead, this Cosmo is perhaps best described as a delicately spiced Old Fashioned. If serving straight-up, as

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Copper Bullet

This spirit-forward herbal cocktail may lack a copper hue but it has the lethal potential of a bullet to inflict a killer blow.

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Cherry fruit leads this gin-laced dry and citrusy aperitivo.

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Ciro's Special

Characterful dark rum and huge fruity components sit harmoniously in this rum daisy.

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20 best Ginger liqueur cocktails

As the weather turns colder so the warming effects of ginger can be both beneficial and pleasing in a drink. Indeed, King Edward VII's physician is said

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French Martini

The French Martini is one of a few contemporary classic cocktails that boasts worldwide broad consumer appeal. Not actually a Martini at all, it comprises

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Beefeater Crown Jewel

Originally launched in 1993 and aimed at the travel retail market, this premium Beefeater expression is named after the Crown Jewels displayed at the Tower