Citrusy fresh and herbaceous, particularly caraway from the Kummel, with tequila providing the backbone.
Made with raspberry jam, this is fruity, well-balanced and easy-drinking.
Oh my Lola, it's just like smoked cherry cola!
A riff on Sam Ross' Paper Plane this makes for a delicious aperitivo. I like to add 2 drops saline solution.
Strike a balance between spirituous strength, citrus acidity, herbal complexity, bitterness from the aromatised wine and rich chocolate, and this cocktail
Dry sparkling wine dilutes and adds pleasing biscuity notes to this apricot gin sour.
Lightly or well-aged rum invigorated with dry champagne, freshened by a touch of lime and balanced by honeyed richness. Described by some as being a rum-based
If you like Sidecars then you'll love the Frank Sullivan. Just on the tart side with a touch of quinine bitterness which makes sipping through a sugar-crusted
Manzanilla sherry contributes dry, delicate minerally salty notes to this mezcal-forward aperitivo.
Mouth-puckeringly dry, this is a great aperitivo with quinine, fino sherry, gin botanicals and citrus all singing harmoniously.
Medium-dry, herbal, fruity, refreshing and delightfully different. Best served as an aperitivo.
You've almost certainly enjoyed the modern classic that is the Espresso Martini but switch the base spirit from vodka to aged grappa and you've an even
This subtly mandarin orange-influenced Sweet Manhattan is made drier and all the more complex, not by dashes of bitters, but by a slug of Italian amaro.
This short, sharp cocktail is best described as a Banana & Fino Sherry Gin Sour. The fino and banana notes are subtle, so subtle that it is not obviously
A splash of brandy adds an extra dimension to this riff on Dick Bradsell's Espresso Martini.
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.
Gin-laced zesty citrus with subtle freshening mint with aromatic bitters adding depth of flavour and complexity.
Gin and herbal vermouth with zippy zesty orange. My previous recipe comprised 30ml (1oz) gin, 15ml (½oz) orange curaçao, 30ml (1oz) rosso (sweet) vermouth,
Subtle, fruity and one of my favourite champagne/sparkling wine cocktails.
Vivid blue with a pale blue head, this is a striking cocktail. It also packs a whopping 45ml (1½oz) of blue curaçao but is far from being a disco drink.
Irish whiskey is often matured in oloroso sherry seasoned casks so it's no surprise that whiskey and sherry blend harmoniously in this cocktail, with lemon
Passion fruit, gin, wine and ginger ale all combine well in this fruity, yet dry, refreshing drink.
Margarita-style and lengthened with cranberry juice. Surprisingly tasty. The recipe above is pleasingly simple but you may find the following better fits
A luxurious, minty Daiquiri topped with a splash of champagne.
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