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Named after Senator Fairbank, a personal friend of the late President Roosevelt, of America. The crème de noyeaux (almond-flavoured crème liqueur made from apricot kernels), gives the cocktail its reddish/pinkish hue.View recipe
The earliest record of an East India cocktail appearing in print was in 1882, when it featured in Harry Johnson’s famous bartenders manual. The pineapple syrup, brandy, curacao and Angostura Bitters work well together for a round and fruity cocktail that is very easy to drink.View recipe
The Doctor Cocktail combines fresh lemon and orange juice with Swedish Punsch. Simple, sweet and deliciousView recipe
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 useView recipe
A Bijou is a cocktail made with gin, vermouth and chartreuse. It is thought to have been invented by Harry Johnson, writer of the Modern Bartender′s Manual -1900. The cocktail is called Bijou (French for jewel) because it combines the colours of three jewels; gin for diamond, vermouth for ruby and chartreuse for emerald.View recipe
The Bennett Cocktail is similar to the Gimlet and is apparently very popular in Chilli. It is said to be named after a rich Chilean landowner.View recipe
An elegant drink that was created in the 1890s by Louis Eppinger, manager of the Grand Hotel in Yokohama, Japan. The recipe includes both orange and Angostura bitters which gives the cocktail a unique flavour and works perfectly with the dry sherry and dry vermouth.View recipe
Originating in the USA, the Applejack cocktail was originally made using 80 to 100 proof brandy. The French use Calvados, which is far more subtle and fruity in comparison.View recipe
Not to be confused with the Americano, the Americana cocktail mixes Bourbon with Champagne Brut. A great party starter that is sure to impress your guests.View recipe
The Americano is an International Bartenders Association official cocktail containing Campari, sweet vermouth and club soda. It is thought that the cocktail was first served in the 1860s in creator Gaspare Campari′s bar, Caffè Campari. An interesting fact: it was the first drink ordered by James Bond in Ian Fleming′s Casino Royale.View recipe
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The Jersey Sour is a delicious cocktail that uses Calvados as the main ingredient.
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 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.