Whatever tipple you are partial to, there is sure to be a cocktail that fits your requirements. Sweet, sour, long, short, bubbly, still, creamy or fruity, the varieties are endless. From lightly alcoholic to packing a real punch, choose your favourites and impress your friends and family with your mixology skills.
Experiment with different spirits, liqueurs, mixers and garnishes - follow a recipe or add your own unique twist on a classic. Use quality ingredients and stylish glass wear to ensure your cocktail creations rival any prepared in high end cocktail establishments.
Non-alcoholic cocktails - mocktails, can be just as extravagant as their alcoholic relation. Create masterpieces in a glass and dazzle your guests with a vast array of ingredients and flavours. Just because they contain no alcohol doesn't mean they can't be as equally impressive in appearance and taste as a cocktail.
This recipe was created by Fred Faecks in 1914 and is very similar to a perfect martini. The orange bitters and grenadine syrup give the cocktail sweetness and depth.
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.
A complex cocktail that contains a lot of strong flavours but actually works surprisingly well.