Crisp, light and refreshing. Delicately simple yet with perfectly balanced complexity of flavours. For an even better Daiquiri: In place of sugar syrup,
Medium dry, rounded and superbly complex. Your choice of genever will make or break this fabulous cocktail - choose with care. I prefer a combination of
An aromatic, dry blend. Modern bartending convention would suggest that this drink should be stirred. However, it's much better shaken. Go easy with the
A Whisky Sour with honey richness, subtle smoke and enlivening ginger spice.
Think gin-based Mojito – refreshing and easy drinking.
A perfect Manhattan with bittersweet liqueur rather than aromatic bitters and a balancing dash of sweet maraschino liqueur. If you can't obtain Picon
Cachaça (not slickly speaking a rum) adds distinctive grassy notes to this three 'rum' Daiquiri. Try swapping out the cachaça for rhum agricole and indeed
A spirituous aperitivo-style cocktail, or an after-dinner sipper, which can be made with numerous different sweet vermouths or indeed a vermouth amaro
Rich, flavoursome honey replaces sugar syrup in this delicious Daiquiri. The fuller the honey, perhaps the bigger the rum.
If you are European or in North America you're probably used to this drink being served with crushed ice, but until you have tried it with small cubes
The equal parts Blood and Sand (scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth, and orange juice) formula from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book is the accepted
Your choice of honey and indeed rum will greatly affect the flavour, and indeed the success of the finished cocktail. More flavoursome honey demands a
Likened to a Vodka & Red Bull for the discerning, the caffeine-loaded Espresso Martini consists of generous shots of vodka and espresso with coffee liqueur.
Fresh, clean, sophisticated – dangerously quaffable. The use of powdered sugar instead of sugar syrup adds an attractive sherbet note to this cocktail.
The Gimlet is classically equal parts gin and lime cordial stirred in the glass it is to be served in, with added ice being optional (but actually optimal).
Strong, flavoursome navy rum with a splash of scurvy-inhibiting lime. Properly mixed at the right dilution, this is a great drink. However, too many and
It's obvious that this Blood & Sand-like cocktail contains Fernet, it has an almost smoky herbal influence. Maple syrup is an inspired sweetener and flavour
I love Daiquiris and this is basically a classic Daiquiri with a few bells and whistles: orange curaçao, lime juice, almond syrup, amaretto, falernum,
I must confess to preferring my Manhattans served Sweet, or Perfect at a push. The Manhattan is complex, challenging and moreish. Best of all, it's available
In Poland, Bison Grass vodka and apple juice are a classic combo, here also with an additional splash of Polish honey liqueur. Adjust the quantity of
The flavour of agave is king in this simple Margarita, made without the traditional orange liqueur.
A Sweet Manhattan served on-the-rocks with added herbal complexity and an all-important splash and dash or two of New Orlean's French Quarter. Driven
Tangy, fruity and packed with flavour. Clove spice, fragrant floral pisco and elderflower with a hint of sweet pineapple and sour grapefruit.
Whiter than white (actually white wine golden) yet mysterious. As for the taste, white wine acidity balances rich elderflower with spirituous lacing from
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