Mad Monk Milkshake (Difford's)
This was one of my really first adventures into creamy cocktails. It was and still is one of my favorite cocktails ever. It is smooth, really easy ot drink, and frankly just fun.
Sours are aptly named drinks. Their flavour comes from either lemon or lime juice, which is balanced with sugar.
Sours can be based on practically any spirit but the bourbon based Whiskey Sour is by far the most popular. Many (including us) believe this drink is only properly made when smoothed with a little egg white.
Sours are served either straight-up in a sour glass (rather like a small flute) or on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. They are traditionally garnished with a cherry and an orange slice, or sometimes a lemon slice.
Amaretto Sour (Difford's)
#19 in Top 100
Sweet n sour - frothy with an almond buzz. Three dashes (12 drops) of Angostura bitters help balance the drink and add an extra burst of flavour
This is a fantastic, tangy cocktail and dangerously easy to drink - too many of these and you really will be flying.
John Collins (IBA)
#27 in Top 100
A refreshing balance of sour lemon and sugar, laced with gin and lengthened with soda.
#16 in Top 100
The Manhattan is complex, challenging and moreish. Best of all, it's available in a style to suit every palate.
Old Fashioned (IBA)
#4 in Top 100
As with the Martini, the glass this cocktail is served in has taken the name of the drink. Its origin stems from the adaptation and renaming of a similar drink known as the Whisky Cocktail which was shaken and served up. Who did the adapting and renaming is unknown.
Planter's Punch (IBA)
#75 in Top 100
Invented in the late 19th century by the founder of Myers's rum, Fred L. Myers. The recipe on the back of each bottle is known as the 'Old Plantation formula' and uses classic rum punch proportions of 1 sour (lime), 2 sweet (sugar), 3 strong (rum) and 4 weak (water). Rather than this or the American formula ( 1 sour, 2 sweet, 3 weak, and 4 strong), I've followed David A. Embury's recommendation of 1 sweet, 2 sour, 3 strong and 4 weak.
Equal parts old tom gin and vermouth flavoured with the merest hint of maraschino, absinthe and orange bitters.
Black Russian (IBA)
#31 in Top 100
This popular cocktail is often served topped with cola, when it becomes a Colorado Bulldog.
Pina Colada (IBA)
#8 in Top 100
A splash of cachaca adds some Latin flavor, lime adds a citrusy bite while a splash of fresh cream makes this Pina Colada creamy white.
Ill assume that this delicious cocktails name is derived from its tropical flavors (Jamaican), and its mind numbing effects (Quaalude). With five spirits, and a bit of cream to blend it all together, this rich drink is a great dessert cocktail that will definitely keep the evening going. We hope youll try our featured cocktail, the Jamaican Quaalude!
Dopo Cena (Difford's)
Under the white head lies a dessert cocktail with aromatic cherry and marzipan flavours.