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Sipping cocktail recipes

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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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  • Dirty martini in a glass, garnished with olives

    Dirty martini

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Marzipan old fashioned cocktail in a rocks glass with an orange peel twist

    Marzipan old fashioned

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    Enjoy the flavours of simnel cake in this special spring-inspired old fashioned cocktail with marzipan flavours – garnish with an orange peel twist for citrussy notes

  • Sazerac in glass with orange peel garnish

    Sazerac

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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

  • Classic negroni served in a tumbler glass

    Classic negroni

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Old fashioned

    Old fashioned

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • A cocktail glass serving a sweet manhattan

    Sweet manhattan cocktail

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • Bronx cocktail

    Bronx cocktail

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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

  • Gibson cocktail in glass with pearl onions

    Gibson cocktail

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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

  • Old fashioned cocktail in a rocks glass

    New old fashioned cocktails

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    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

  • Martini with lemon peel in glass

    Vodka martini

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Two amaretto sours garnished with cherries

    Amaretto sour

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Brandy sour in two tumbler glasses

    Brandy sour

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Martini in glass with pineapple

    French martini

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Mix up this flamboyant French martini with sweet raspberry liqueur. You can also customise the cocktail by using vanilla vodka, or by adding a splash of champagne or prosecco

  • Sidecar cocktail

    Sidecar

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

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