Cocktails & mixed drinks

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Drink trends predicted

2019 was the year of gin, Porn Star Martinis, Espresso Martinis and overpriced soft drinks masquerading as spirits, but what trends will emerge or grow

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Herb bennet

The roots of herb bennet have a warm aroma of clove, a tropical spice often associated with Christmas – they're ideal for flavouring wintry liqueurs,

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The 12 cocktails of Christmas Day

Christmas Day is a day like no other. As much a test of food and drink endurance as it is a day of celebration with friends and family.

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Champagne Snowball

Deliciously silky, the Snowball cocktail was huge in the 1970s and is now enjoying a well-deserved renaissance. This champagne enhanced recipe is by yours

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Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song)

Adapted from a recipe created by Alex Kratena, London, England. Alex's original recipe calls for Del Maguey Chichicapa mezcal.

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Dunkel & Stürmig

Created by Dirk Hany at Bar am Wasser, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Candy cocktails

Cocktails are indulgent treats so it's fitting to garnish one treat with another. And whether they be candy, sweeties, confectionery, chews or chocolate

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Mujer Negra

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Ian Burrell, London, England.

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Tootsie Roll

Adapted from a 2015 recipe created by Aisha Sharpe, New York City, USA. For non-USA readers, a Tootsie Roll is chocolate-flavoured caramel candy that's

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Good Cork

Adapted from a recipe created by Phil Ward at Mayahuel, New York City, USA.

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Grapefruit Drop Crusta

Created in October 2019 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Clocktower, Rye, Sussex, England.

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Tears of Jungle Bird

Adapted from a recipe by David Hans at Three X Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. David's original recipe calls for 10ml Giffard Caribbean Pineapple liqueur and

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Flowering quince

Not many know that the hard, yellow fruits of the flowering quince, a popular garden shrub, make a fragrant ingredient. This edible ornamental brings an

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Black Corn & Oil

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Uwe Christiansen at Heart of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany.

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Ginger 'Martini'

Created by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Clocktower, Rye, East Sussex, England.

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Clockwork Orange No.2

Adapted from a recipe created by Taylor Hall at Tandem Bar, Newtown, Sydney, Australia. Taylor was inspired to create this dessert cocktail after eating

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Old Cuban Highball

Adapted from a 2017 recipe discovered at Boilerman Bar, Hamburg, Germany.

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Tom & Jerry cocktail

Once a wintertime staple served in taverns and saloons across America, the Tom & Jerry cocktail/punch was relegated to obscurity until recent years when

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Bon Vivant's Martini

Adapted from a recipe created in 2018 by Tim Sipos in Austria. This cocktail was the winning Elit Art of Martini 2018 Global Final in Bilbao, Spain.

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Black Cuban

Recipe created in 2019 by Helder Fortes Silva, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Helder's original recipe uses homemade mint-lime cordial and black pepper tincture.