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Earth Day

Earth Day is probably the biggest event in the green calendar. More than a billion people, in 190 countries, take part each year. Which is an impressive

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Anchor Heart

Genever provides a bready spirituous base while triple sec adds a zesty citrus bite to this honey sour. In keeping with its Anchor name, peaty malt and

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20 best Amaretto cocktails

The bittersweet almond and vanilla flavour of amaretto mixes brilliantly with dark spirits – particularly whiskey but this versatile liqueur also mixes

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Humble Brag

Delicately floral notes from the vermouth sit brilliantly with the grape notes from the port.

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Zamboanga 'Zeinie'

I described our previous version of this classic as Reminiscent of a tropical Sidecar. The recipe above is more fitting for this classic, but if you preferred

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Blandings

Apple brandy shines in this pleasing bittersweet aperitivo/digestivo that has a delicate liquorice note from the amaro.

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Cherry Blossom Daiquiri

As the name suggests, a Daiquiri with cherry and floral notes.

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Cherry Blossom Sake Martini

Yes, it's a Martini in as much that it has gin and vermouth, but, as the name promises, cherry blossom and sake are the focus.

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Cherry Blossom

Kirsh eau-de-vie and grappa give depth of flavour to vodka as a base in this cherry blossom and maraschino sour.

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Cherry Blossom No. 2

A cherry blossom riff on the classic Corpse Reviver No. 2.

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Pink Sakura

A vodka-laced alternative to my more vermouth-forward, gin-influenced Cherry Blossom Sake Martini. This more subtly flavoured version allows the sake to

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Contemporary Classic Cocktails

Cocktails created after 1985 that have proved enduring and appear on bar menus or in publications beyond their city or country of origin are worth making

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Mandarine Napoléon Cocktail Challenge

We launched this competition in February 2024 to find the best new cocktails that harness the vibrant flavours of Mandarine Napoléon Liqueur, which is

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Secrets of Savoy

Mezcal has an affinity to bittersweet liqueurs, here with an almost imperceptible slug of maraschino.

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Ace

Pleasant, creamy, sweetened gin.

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High Five

A gin-based riff on the Hemingway Daiquiri with delicate bittersweetness influencing the sweet 'n' sour balance. Light and refreshing – perfect for summer.

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Pantheon

Honeyed herbal Scotch whisky freshened by lemon sourness.

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Money Penny

Dry gin soured with a splash of fresh grapefruit juice and balanced with the merest touch of sugar.

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