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A twist on the more common Alexander cocktail that uses gin. In a Blue Alexander the Crème de Cacao liqueur is replaced by blue Curaçao, giving it its lovely blue hue.View recipe
A Nutty Russian is a vodka-based cocktail that also uses coffee and hazelnut liqueurs. It’s smooth, rich and totally moreish and very potent!View recipe
The Caipirinha is Brazil′s national cocktail that is made with cachaça, sugarcane hard liquor, sugar and lime. Cachaça is Brazil′s most common distilled alcoholic beverage and can be sourced from around the world. The cocktail is made by muddling the fruit and the sugar together, and then adding the cachaça.View recipe
As with many cocktails, the exact origin of the Cosmopolitan is widely disputed, but records show it has been created by different bartenders definitely since the 1970s and was most likely derived from New York City.
The Cosmopolitan is a vodka based drink containing cranberry, orange liqueur and citrus; the perfect party cocktail.View recipe
The Godfather is a duo mixed drink made of amaretto and Scotch whisky. It is traditionally served over ice in an old-fashioned glass.
The origins of the Godfather are not entirely clear but Disaronno, an Italian amaretto liqueur producer claim that the cocktail, which appeared sometime in the 1970s, was a favourite of Marlon Brando, who played Vito Corleone in The Godfather movies.View recipe
A Whisky Mac, or to use its full name, a Whisky Macdonald, is a cocktail made with whisky and ginger wine. The whisky is traditional expected to be a Scotch whisky, and usually a blended type. The recipes vary from those that have equal parts of both ingredient to those that use a ratio of 3 to 2 of whisky to ginger wine.
The Whisky Mac is also known as "The Golfers′ Favourite" as apparently golfers drank them to ward off the cold after a chilly round of golf.View recipe
This is a gin-based cocktail that brings together just two ingredients – gin and Pernod. An odd combination some might think, but it actually works. Use whatever gin you prefer, Opihr and Pernod is a great combination.View recipe
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A Very Cherry is a great mocktail to serve at a summer party; sweet and fruity and heavy on the cherry!
Elderflower Collins is a summery fruity cocktail made with elderflower cordial. Don’t worry about making your own cordial, you can get hold of some very good ones from most supermarkets.
A Mint Julep is a Bourbon based cocktail that also contains sugar syrup, crushed ice, and of course, fresh mint. It is thought that the Mint Julep originated in the southern United States, during the eighteenth century.
Traditionally, spearmint is the mint of choice used in a Mint Julep, especially if you come from Kentucky. However, there are plenty of recipes that just call for the use of mint leaves, not specifically spearmint.