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World Nutella Day

Is Nutella one of your guilty pleasures? If so, today is for you. For the shamelessly sugary gloop known as Nutella - we're sorry, the delicious hazelnut

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Pisco Sour (Difford's recipe)

All the Peruvian bartenders I've met prefer their Pisco Sours blended rather than shaken. Indeed, it is a brilliant cocktail when blended but I prefer

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Dirty Shirley

Fruity, refreshing, slightly sweet and mildly alcoholic.

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Cab Calloway

A sherry-forward, rye whiskey-laced aperitivo with delicate rich apricot.

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Quinquina and spirituous spice from the whiskey and run balance the rich notes of the raisiny sherry and particularly the nutty orgeat. Dilution also seems

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A cocktail which Robert Simonson, the creator's partner, aptly describes as Negroni crossed with a Gin & Tonic. It is surprisingly delicious with the bitter

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Frank Lloyd Wright

An Old Fashioned-style cocktail with pear and walnut liqueurs along with a touch of peated malt whisky.

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ONIS glassware

Made by Leerdam Crisal Glass, the ONIS glassware range is designed specifically for the hospitality industry and many of these glasses benefit from Xtratuff

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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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Peaty Monte

Peated whisky replaces mezcal in this riff on the bartenders' favourite M&M.

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Cherry Bakewell

I've seen the same cocktail with equal parts amaretto, cherry brandy and vermouth but's a recipe for an overly sweet cocktail – even for a dessert cocktail.

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Midnight Bouquet

Spirit-forward and bittersweet with faint floral elderflower and whisps of mezcal.

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Undead Gentleman

This riff on Donn Beach's classic Zombie has a tad more gentlemanly refinement in its serve but doesn't hold back in flavour.

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Belvedere No. 1

As its creator says, a split-base sour for lovers of the Sidecar.

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Nearest And Dearest No.2

A bittersweet, hibiscus Old Fashioned.

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Rising Sun

Lovechild of the Mezcal Margarita and the Hemingway Special Daquiri.

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Monte Carlos

The honeyed botanical notes of Bénédictine combine brilliantly with añejo tequila to amplify pleasing earthy notes in the agave. A brilliantly simple

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Golden Glow No.2

Adapted from a recipe in Stanley M. Jones' 1977 Jones' Complete Barguide.

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Olympic Class

Créole shrubb replaces orange curaçao in this riff on the classic, equal parts, Olympic cocktail which was named after the RMS Olympic, an Olympic-class

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Safe Word

The Last Word meets the 20th Century.