World's Best Drinks -

Where to find them
& how to make them

USA - Martini

Clear, cold and bitingly strong, the Martini is a drinker’s drink and
connoisseurs obsess over the details.

ice cubes
50ml (1¾fl oz) gin
5ml (¼fl oz) vermouth
lemon peel or olives, to garnish

You’ll need

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
2. Slowly pour the gin and the vermouth over the ice and let it sit gently until the outside of the shaker is frosted.
3. Strain the liquid into a Martini glass.
4. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel, or three olives skewered on a cocktail stick.


The drama of this drink begins as you soon as you ask for it – ideally while dressed to the nines in a glamorous bar.

ITALY- Negroni

A good negroni invigorates, rather than intoxicates. With a fresh citrus scent and complex herbal notes, this Italian
aperitivo is a superb palate-cleanser on a summer’s evening.

3–4 ice cubes
35ml (1¼fl oz) gin
35ml (1¼fl oz) vermouth
35ml (1¼fl oz) Campari
1 slice of orange

You’ll need

1. Tip the ice cubes into a short whisky glass and pour on the gin, vermouth and Campari.

2. Stir quickly with a cocktail spoon before topping with the orange slice. Salute!


This simple three-spirit blend produces wonderfully complex flavours. The bright grapefruit scent is balanced by bitter herbal notes.

SINGAPORE- Singapore Sling

Modern mixologists may have moved on from the traditional recipe, but for a real taste of colonial Singapore, it’s impossible to beat this classic tiki bar tipple.

30ml (1fl oz) dry gin
15ml (0½fl oz) Cherry Heering liqueur, cherry brandy or kirsch
8ml (⅓fl oz) Bénédictine
8ml (⅓fl oz) Cointreau
75ml (2½fl oz) pineapple juice
15ml (½fl oz) lime juice
8ml (⅓fl oz) grenadine
1 dash Angostura bitters
soda water
pineapple slice and maraschino cherry to garnish

You’ll need

1. Add all the ingredients, except the soda and garnishes, to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice.
2. Shake and strain into a tall, ice-filled glass.
3. Top with soda, lightly stir and garnish with the pineapple slice and cherry.


The perfect pick-me-up on a sultry equatorial afternoon – the exotic ingredients in this sparkling scarlet concoction combine to deliver a sharp, fruity slap of sweetness with a seductive herbal undertone.

USA - Tom Collins

A beloved summer classic combining gin, lemon, sugar and soda, this American cooler evolved from English roots and solidified its independence with a name change and its own special tumbler.

ice cubes
60ml (2fl oz) Old Tom or
London dry gin
30ml (1fl oz) simple syrup
30ml (1fl oz) freshly squeezed
lemon juice
soda water
slice of lemon, lime or grapefruit
maraschino cherry

You’ll need

1. Fill a Tom Collins glass ¾ full with ice cubes.
2. Add gin, simple syrup (see below) and lemon to the glass.
3. Add soda water to fill the glass close to the rim.
4. Stir to ensure components are mixed.
5. Add a citrus slice and a maraschino cherry to garnish.


Few cocktails herald summer’s arrival better than Tom Collins, and he’s always
ready to oblige when you’re in need of a refined thirst quencher.

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