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The Brandy Blazer is a warming winter cocktail, perfect for serving over the Christmas period. It’s a pleasantly spiced simple cocktail that should gain you many compliments.View recipe
Created in 2008 by Simon Difford, the Biggles Aviation is a take on the popular Aviation, but with a gingery twist.View recipe
A simple yet delicious summery cocktail that will prove a hit at any party.View recipe
Created by Laurent Perrier, the Rose Memoire is a sophisticated cocktail made with rose Champagne; a special occasion drink.View recipe
A Hot Blooded is a cocktail made with blood orange juice that is a shocking red. If you happen to spend the morning slicing these beauties, your kitchen could look like it’s featured in a horror movie!View recipe
This cocktail works well in winter, as citrus fruits are at their best and the pepper gives the drink a warming kick. The vitamin C from the grapefruit should also help boost our immune system when coughs and colds are rife.View recipe
The ingredients in the Spicy Gin and Cucumber Lemonade work perfectly together. They may sound an unusual combination but give it a try – it works!View recipe
Pimm’s and Lemonade is a classic drink that is the true taste of summer and is served with fresh mint leaves, lemon, cucumber and ripe strawberries.View recipe
Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a chilled champagne flute and add the bitters. Pour in the brandy and top up very slowly with champagne. Garnish with a cherry and a wedge of lemon.View recipe
This cocktail is named after the French Quarter in New Orleans, the Vieux Carré, and is a sophisticated and complex cocktail with some bold flavours. Created at the city’s famed Carousel Bar, the Vieux Carré is best served with ice.View recipe
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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.
This classic gin-based cocktail was introduced by Robert Vermeire at the Royal Automobile Club in 1915. Vermeire, the world famous Belgian bartender who plied his trade in London and the man responsible for producing the book - Cocktails: How to mix them by ‘Robert’.
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.