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The Casino is an official IBA cocktail that consists of gin, maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon juice and orange bitters. The earliest mention of the Casino cocktail was in the Savoy Cocktail Book, by Harry Craddock in the 1930s.View recipe
A rather boozy cocktail, the Casablanca is heavy on the rum and sweetened with Maraschino liqueur and triple sec. Whilst many recipes exist, this one is well-balanced and delicious and is sure to become a favourite.View recipe
There are several versions of the Turf Cocktail, the one we particularly like dates back the furthest and was a Harry Johnson creation. A complex mix of flavours that actually works exceedingly well.View recipe
Aptly named, the Sensation Cocktail is a delicious blend of fresh mint leaves, gin, lime juice and maraschino liqueur. It’s a refreshing drink that is easy to make and is the perfect summer party offering.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
A popular South African drink made in a tall glass with maraschino liqueur, gin, Angostura bitters and dry and sweet vermouth.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
The Diplomat Cocktail is relatively low in alcohol and it was a popular drink in the French Diplomatic Service. Rumour has it that diplomats were able to sip on these and still keep their wits about them!View recipe
The Aviation Cocktail was created in the early twentieth century by Hugo Ensslin, who was head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York.
Using Crème de Violette gives the cocktail a very distinctive blue hue and delicate violet floral notes.View recipe
A gin-based cocktail that was listed on the menu of the Detroit Athletic Club in 1916. It fell out of favour but enjoyed a renewed popularity after being rediscovered by the bartender Murray Stenson in 2004 during his tenure at the Zig Zag Café.
The Last Word is made up of equal amounts of gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and freshly pressed lime juice and has a pretty pale green hue. It’s a sharp, pungent drink and a good palate cleanser.View recipe
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The Blackthorn is a very old cocktail that uses sloe gin. In recent years sloe gin has made a revival and this tasty cocktail will certainly put it to good use
The Jersey Sour is a delicious cocktail that uses Calvados as the main ingredient.
This cocktail contains 4 different spirits and an unusual ingredient, almond syrup. The Fog Cutter cocktail gained renewed popularity in the 1990s when Tiki food, décor and cocktails made a comeback. They say if you are feeling a bit foggy headed, this cocktail should certainly cut through it!