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A Dirty Shirley is the alcoholic version of the kids’ favourite, Shirley Temple. It’s still sweet and refreshing, but with a kick.View recipe
The Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice. Traditionally the Moscow Mule Cocktail is served in a copper mug and records indicate that it was created in Manhattan around 1948. A non-alcoholic version can be found in our mocktail section and is called a Virgin Moscow Mule.View recipe
A combination of bourbon and cherry brandy is the perfect mix. It packs a hefty punch and is a pretty cocktail that looks as good as it tastes.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
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.View recipe
The Vesper is an International Bartenders Association Official Cocktail and was invented and named by Ian Fleming in the 1953 James Bond novel Casino Royale. It originally contained gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet, which is no longer produced.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
A simple cocktail made with London Dry Gin, lime juice and fizzy water – the Gin Rickey is refreshing and quick to rustle up.View recipe
The Clover Club is an official International Bartenders Association cocktail made of gin, raspberry syrup, lemon juice and an egg white, that dates back to 1896. The egg white doesn’t add any flavour, it just provides the drink with a rather extravagant foamy head.View recipe
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The Pina Colada has been the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978 and was first introduced in 1954 to customers in San Juan, Puerto Rico by Ramon Perez. The Pina Colada even featured in a hit song by Rupert Homes in 1979.
It’s a sweet cocktail that is made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice and is served either blended or shaken with ice. A tropical cocktail that is a guilty secret pleasure maybe?
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.
Created in 2008 by Simon Difford, the Biggles Aviation is a take on the popular Aviation, but with a gingery twist.