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Nothing whatsoever to do with the British Broadcasting Corporation! BBC stands for Bénédictine, Brandy and Cream, a truly glorious combination. Rich and indulgent, the perfect cocktail to serve at dinner parties.View recipe
Dating back to the 1920s, the Silver Bullet is a sophisticated cocktail with both sweet and sour elements.View recipe
Hot Buttered Rum is a hot mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water, honey and nutmeg. In the USA it is especially popular during the holiday season and when the weather is coldView recipe
The Champs Elysees combines two great Gallic spirits, cognac and green Chartreuse, a herbal liqueur. Add some lemon juice, sugar syrup and bitters and you have yourself a very elegant cocktail.View recipe
The Harvey Wallbanger is thought to have been invented in the 1950s but its exact origins are not clear cut and there is much speculation and disagreement amongst historians. One thing is certain, it’s a cocktail that most people will have heard of, but few will know its content.View recipe
A sweet and juicy cocktail combining apple brandy and pineapple juice with a hint of spiceView recipe
Eggnog is also known as milk punch and is a rich and creamy sweetened cocktail that is traditionally made with cream, sugar, egg and spirits. Many recipes exist, and the alcohol varies from brandy, rum, whisky to bourbon and it can be drunk hot or cold.
In the USA and Canada, Eggnog is a traditional drink that is consumed during the Christmas period and can be purchased in grocery stores already prepared. However, it is often homemade, using age-old family recipes; here is just one of many variations.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
A Bellini cocktail is a combination of Prosecco and peach puree that originates in Venice, Italy. It is thought that the Bellini was first created sometime between 1934 and 1948 by a Giuseppe Cipriani, who was the founder of Harry′s Bar in Venice. The drink got its name from the unique pink colour that is said to have reminded him of the toga worn by a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.
An official IBA cocktail, the Bellini is a popular drink served around the world and was originally made using pureed white peaches. The pink hue was obtained by adding a small amount of raspberry or cherry juice. Today various recipes exist for a Bellini, including those that replace pureed peaches with peach nectar or peach schnapps – especially when the fresh peach is out of season.View recipe
This exquisite green cocktail is a twist on a classic Bellini, using kiwi and lime in place of the traditional peach purée.View recipe
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Fallen Leaves makes the perfect Autumnal cocktail, with its rich and delicate flavour that is derived from the aged apple brandy. As the temperature starts to fall like the leaves outside, reach for this warming seasonal cocktail.
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.
Sex on the Beach is a cocktail that contains vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice. Generally considered a summer cocktail, it is a popular holiday drink and an International Bartenders Official Cocktail.
There are several stories about the cocktail’s origins, one being that it was first created in Florida in the spring of 1987 at the same time peach schnapps hit the scenes