Pisco (and Peruvian bitters) add a distinctive south American touch to this summery drink. Ripe grape notes emerge and add to the drink's citrussy fruitiness.
Think gin-based Mojito – refreshing and easy drinking.
The crisp dry apple freshness that calvados brings to this fruity long drink makes it one of the best base spirits in a fruit cup.
Whisky works brilliantly in a fruit cup, arguably even better than gin. The spice and robustness of American rye whiskey adds a pleasing backbone to this
While some struggle to appreciate mezcal- its robust, slightly smoky character adds depth and complexity to this delicious summery cocktail.
There's a splash of cola in this fruit cup and the classic marriage of rum and cola sings out in this flavoursome summery, almost tropical, fruit cup.
Perhaps Pimm's chose the number '2' for the Scotch whisky based version of their summer cup because it was the second best – Scotch is certainly one
This long refreshing fruity cocktail mimics the characteristics of a Pimm's Cup but with the punch and fullness flavour, reminiscent of distant decades
Aged rum's sweet notes add a richness to this flavoursome fruit punch, seemingly adding tropical fruitiness.
Dry and lightly fruity with herbal minerality, this is a superbly refreshing and complex long drink.
A fruit cup is just not as fruity when made with any other spirit – yes cachaça is distilled from fermented sugar cane juice rather than fruit, but
Arguably, when numbering my fruit cups, I left the best till last. (I skipped number 16 because the number 7 so befits a Tennessee whiskey-based cocktail).
Beautifully balanced, fruity and complex with just enough gin to add a spirituous bite.
Delicately smoky mezcal forms the backbone of this delicious, bittersweet refreshing cocktail.
Despite being in a relatively small proportion to all the other ingredients in this summery cocktail, tequila's distinctive notes shine through in the
When well made, this Cuban cousin of the Mint Julep is one of the world's greatest and most refreshing cocktails.
A Bloody Mary Cocktail with a hint of bell pepper freshness and a touch of sherry.
This is simply whisky and water, but as with the Japanese tea ceremony, observing the time and care taken over it making and the prolonged anticipation
The Tom Collins was originally made with genever, so this is the original Collins. However, old tom gin replaced genever on a Tom Collins, relegating genever
Herbal tequila, refreshing lime and mild ginger heat mellowed with creamy vanilla, all lengthened and flavoured with apple cider. An exceptionally good
A tasty bite-sized alternative to a Mojito.
The pungent flavours of naval rum contribute to this tasty, fruity rum punch and will warm your cockles – m' hearties!
One of the simplest and best mixed drinks ever devised, hence its lasting popularity. To serve as a Highball use a smaller 10oz (295ml) Highball glass
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
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