We tend to be creatures of habit and stick to the same cocktails, partly because we already have the necessary ingredients in our cupboards. The key ingredient in an Army and Navy is Orgeat syrup, a delicious combination of almonds, orange flower water, rosewater and sugar. It’s a fairly unknown ingredient but is definitely worth purchasing and will make a welcome addition to any drinks cabinet.
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.
A gin-based cocktail, the Abbey Martini is both orangey and dry, with a warm herbal spiciness that comes from the bitters.