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Created in 2008 by Simon Difford, the Biggles Aviation is a take on the popular Aviation, but with a gingery twist.View recipe
This cocktail is named after the French Quarter in New Orleans, the Vieux Carré, and is a sophisticated and complex cocktail with some bold flavours. Created at the city’s famed Carousel Bar, the Vieux Carré is best served with ice.View recipe
The Cinderella is a fruity and delicious sparkling mocktail that makes a fabulous non-alcoholic garden party drink.View recipe
This is a refreshing non-alcoholic virgin strawberry mojito that is the perfect summer tipple.View recipe
A homemade mocktail full of yummy ingredients brings the wow factor to any party. This fresh and fruity drink is summer in a glass and has bubbles too!View recipe
This Watermelon Lemonade recipe is a refreshing and healthy summer drink. Naturally sweet and low in calories, watermelons make a lovely drink when blitzed.View recipe
A Perfect Martini is a classic, elegant cocktail that mixes gin with dry vermouth. Simple yet sophisticated, stirred together with ice and then strained into a chilled glass.View recipe
The word “Meehoulong” apparently means “Fire Eating Devil” in Chinese. Why it was named this is unclear, but it’s a great tasting cocktail. It’s like a lollipop that is both sweet and sour, with a hint of citrus.View recipe
This recipe for a Coronation cocktail originates from Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book. Using dry and nutty fino sherry, cherry flavoured maraschino liqueur and dry vermouth, it is finished off with orange bitters and garnished with a piece of orange zest. Aromatic and warming, a delicious cocktail.View recipe
The Bloodhound is a simple cocktail that is surprisingly dry and very potent. Made with fresh raspberries, gin, dry vermouth and sweet vermouth, it makes a great party cocktail.View recipe
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The Jersey Sour is a delicious cocktail that uses Calvados as the main ingredient.
A Fluffy Duck is a creamy cocktail containing gin, advocaat and orange liqueur and some consider it to be a good hangover cure. Served in a highball glass, it packs a punch; try it the next time you are feeling delicate after overindulging.
We tend to be creatures of habit and stick to the same cocktails, partly because we already have the necessary ingredients in our cupboards. The key ingredient in an Army and Navy is Orgeat syrup, a delicious combination of almonds, orange flower water, rosewater and sugar. It’s a fairly unknown ingredient but is definitely worth purchasing and will make a welcome addition to any drinks cabinet.