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The Screwdriver is a popular alcoholic highball cocktail made with vodka and orange juice. The basic drink is just the two ingredients, but there are many variations. It is an official International Bartenders Association cocktail and it is suggested that its name derives from the original tool used to stir the drink, a screwdriver!View recipe
This is a variation on the traditional Black Russian Cocktail and has the addition of colaView recipe
The Black Russian cocktail is made of 5 parts vodka and 2 parts coffee liqueur. It is served simply over ice, in a short tumbler and originates from Brussels in Belgium.
The cocktail gets its name from the main ingredient - vodka, a typical Russian spirit and the blackness of the coffee liqueur.View recipe
This is a vodka-based cocktail that also uses coffee liqueur and cream. It gets its name from the use of vodka as the main ingredient, a spirit that is hugely popular in Russia. However, the drink doesn’t actually originate from Russia, it was created in Brussels, Belgium.View recipe
A Whisky Sour is a cocktail containing whisky, lemon juice, sugar syrup and a dash of egg white. It is traditionally garnished with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.
The oldest historical mention of a whisky sour was published in the Wisconsin newspaper, Waukesha Plain Dealer, in 1870. Still popular today, the Whisky Sour is a cocktail that has stood the test of time.View recipe
A Manhattan cocktail is made with whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. Typically, rye is the traditional whiskey of choice in a Manhattan but some mixologists prefer using Canadian whisky, bourbon, blended whiskey or Tennessee whiskey. Generally, the cocktail is stirred then strained into a cocktail glass and garnished with a twist of orange zest or Maraschino cherry.
It is thought that the Manhattan cocktail originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s. However as there are prior references to various similar cocktail recipes called "Manhattan" in the 1860s, the exact history is uncertain.View recipe
The Pink Lady is a classic girlie and feminine gin-based cocktail with a long history. Its pink colour is down to the grenadine and it typically has egg white added, giving it a frothy texture.
The exact origins of the Pink Lady are not fully known but some say it was inspired by the interior architect and prominent society figure Elsie de Wolfe 1865-1950. There are many differing recipes to be found – here is one.View recipe
A Blue Hawaiian is a cocktail made from white rum, pineapple juice, Curaçao and coconut cream. The name comes from the blue colour, given to the drink by Curaçao, an orange flavoured liqueur. Transport yourself to sunnier climes with this fruity cocktail full of tropical flavoursView recipe
The Long Island Iced Tea was named for its visual resemblance to a non-alcoholic Iced tea. However, it couldn’t be more different in taste and alcoholic content, containing an array of beverages; typically made with vodka, light rum, tequila, triple sec and gin. Having the same hue as its namesake is the only similarity!
This cocktail has a much higher alcohol concentration than most long drinks due to the relatively small amount of mixer used and the combination of several alcoholic beverages.View recipe
The Planter′s Punch cocktail is an International Bartenders Association Official Cocktail with dark rum, juices, grenadine, sugar syrup, and Angostura bitters. It is said that the cocktail originated at the Planters Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. The recipe for a Planter′s Punch was listed in the September 1878 issue of the London magazine Fun, and today many variations of this early recipe exist.View recipe
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A Fioupe Cocktail is a simple mixed drink made with vermouth, Cognac and Benedictine
The Honeysuckle is a simple cocktail to make, with just 3 ingredients
A Cola de Mono is a traditional Chilean drink that is served at Christmas time and is similar to a White Russian. Some call it a Chilean Coffee Eggnog; this recipe makes 1 ½ litres and will last in the fridge for up to 10 days. Great to share with friends and family.