Sazerac in glass with orange peel garnish

Sipping cocktail recipes

Sipping cocktails are simple and punchy, with strong flavours that make them ideal for a relaxed evening. Try our favourite recipes, from dirty martinis to savoury gibsons

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Mix up a classic dirty martini to impress guests at your next party. This easy, elegant cocktail combines dry gin, vermouth and green olives

5 mins
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Indulge in a classic sazerac cocktail, with whiskey, absinthe, bitters and an orange garnish. Try on the rocks if you’d prefer

10 mins
Easy
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To make the perfect classic negroni cocktail all you need is balance: use equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari, and choose the best products you have in reach

5 mins
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A traditional whisky cocktail with bitters, soda water and a simple orange garnish. Serve in a tumbler with plenty of ice

5 mins
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If you're a whiskey lover, you'll love this sweet manhattan, made with whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Serve with a maraschino cherry and a twist of lemon

5 mins
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Transport yourself to a buzzing early-1900s American cocktail bar with a Bronx cocktail. Think Martini with orange juice added, for a punchy, complex drink

5 mins
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Add an umami undertone to a classic drink, with a gibson cocktail. Similar to a martini, it uses a pickled cocktail onion in place of an olive

15 mins
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Savour good whiskey in a classic spicy, sweet and aromatic old fashioned – or try one of three neat twists. Gentle stirring is important so the drink doesn't dilute too quickly

5 mins
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Make an easy vodka martini with our simple recipe for an elegant party tipple. Serve your cool cocktail with an olive or a twist of lemon peel

5 mins
Easy
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Combine amaretto, lemon, egg white and cherries with ice for a classic amaretto sour. A great cocktail to impress guests at a dinner party 

10 mins
Easy
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Treat yourself to the classic cocktail brandy sour. With lemon juice and egg white, it's silky smooth and delicious. Serve with a slice of lemon and cherry

5 mins
Easy
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Gluten-free
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Mix up this flamboyant martini with Chambord liqueur. You can also customise the cocktail by using vanilla vodka, or by adding a splash of champagne or prosecco

5 hrs
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Try your hand at recreating a classic 1920s cocktail, the sidecar. It's easy to adapt – simply use cognac, or go with equal parts cognac, triple sec and lemon juice

5 mins
Easy
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Gluten-free
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