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Tree House by Julie Reiner

New York bartender Julie Reiner’s “modern tropical”, rye-and-rum rework of the classic Old Fashioned.
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Recipe: The Paloma

While tourists fight – and lose – against the Margarita, Mexicans themselves lean back with a Paloma.
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Sugarloaf by Andy Griffiths

A sustainability friendly cocktail is based on the sugarloaf pineapple, designed to showcase some of the flavours and techniques found in Mexican cuisine.
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5 ways to use honey in your cocktails

Bees produce a veritable larder of ingredients for the cocktail bartender. Paul Mathew looks at how these can be drawn upon to add aroma, flavour and texture to make your creations buzz.
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Sugarloaf by Andy Griffiths

A sustainability friendly cocktail is based on the sugarloaf pineapple, designed to showcase some of the flavours and techniques found in Mexican cuisine.
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Mohinga Martini by Mark Lloyd

A cocktail based on Myanmar’s breakfast staple commonly made with catfish, vermicelli noodles, fish sauce, fish paste, ginger, banana stem, lemongrass, onions, garlic and chickpea flour.
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Recipe: Smoked Toddy

Lapsang souchong tea makes for a very smoky, dark toddy that’s the liquid equivalent of a cigar after a meal.
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Recipe: Smoking Bishop

A Victorian-style mulled wine concoction made famous by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
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Recipe: Vesper

James Bond might have sent the gin category into a tailspin with the vodka martini, but the Vesper is his saving grace.
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Recipe: White Lady

A universally popular, fail-safe classic, served a crisp aperitif, or a slightly more boozy late night palate cleanser.
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Recipe: The Negroni

Bad day in the office? Need something to soothe the nerves after ordering that pesky kid to be whacked? Time for a Negroni.
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Jerez Highball by Erik Lorincz

Served at the first Asia's 50 Best Bars ceremony, the legendary bartender opens the palate with refreshing and savoury notes. 
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Latina by Erik Lorincz

Tonic water plays nice with mezcal in this creation by the American Bar at The Savoy's former head bartender.
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Whizz Kid by Jesse Vida

In this drink at BlackTail, New York, it’s the carefully engineered liquid – not a garnish – that does the talking.
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Meadow by Rusty Cerven

A refreshing breath of Asian-scented air, served in the Members’ Lounge at 1880 members club in Singapore.
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PX Flip by Timo Janse

A modern classic from the famous Dutch speakeasy Door 74, where it is hugely popular during winter.
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Beginning of the End by Paul Mathew

A recipe based on the Fin de Siècle (“End of the Century”) cocktail from the 1890s, but with the rum replacing gin and sherry in place of bitters.
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London Calling by Chris Jepson

One of Milk & Honey's longest-standing recipes on the list, and a testament to quite how good simple cocktails with sherry can be.
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The Artisan #8 by Choni Song

The Cannery's bartender builds on the cheese tea cocktail with flavours of chai-infused rum, sherry, orgeat and cream cheese.
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Gun’s & Butter by Zero Chen

A head of parmesan foam adds umami to orange mate tea and gin in the Union Trading Company bartender's take on the cheese tea beverage.
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Childhood by Sunny Xiao

For her boozy riff on the cheese tea cocktail, Chic Tail's Sunny Xiao balances passion fruit syrup with a crown of cream cheese foam.
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Honda Negroni by Arcadius Rybak

Named for legendary samurai Honda Tadakatsu, this shiso-flavoured take on the gin classic features a touch of clay for mouthfeel.
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Tangan Raja by James Cooper

Rich musang king durians add a funky aroma atop a cocktail of rum, Campari and sweet vermouth at Kuala Lumpur's Shelley Yu's.
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D25th by Peter Chua

Christmas meets the odorous fruit in this cocktail by Crackerjack's head bartender.
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Hammer & Tonic by Jillian Vose

Dead Rabbit New York's beverage director tackles the floral cocktail with a lavender absinthe and hibiscus-infused mezcal.
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New Lace by Swift, London

The London bar complements the notes of gin, florals and eau de vie with a sprig of baby's breath in the glass.
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Peas in a Pod, by Yao Lu

Revenge for the owner of Shanghai's Union Trading Company is a drink served cold, with snow peas. 
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Lee Chee by Cross Yu

Epic Shanghai owner-bartender's creamy cocktail uses lychee and osmanthus in the mix – only because it works in the drink. 
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Fro Yo by James Barker

Inspired by fromage frais, the 208 Duecento Otto bartender whips yoghurt gelato into a Negroni.
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Neg-garlic by Kae Yin

The Meowvelous Taipei Fan Club bar man infuses Taiwanese black vinegar and black garlic into his riff on the Negroni.
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Pisco Sour

Our definitive recipe for the Pisco Sour.
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1975 by Josh O’Brien

One of three winning drinks that handed Josh O'Brien the La Maison Cointreau title in 2016.
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Virginity by Ganeshvara Kurukal

This is Smoke and Mirrors' Ganeshvara Kurukal's entry at Paper Lantern and The Minute List's A Very Asian Christmas competition.
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Sea Freeze by Le Thanh Tung

The Diageo World Class rep from Vietnam draws on the maritime influences of his youth for this cocktail in a sake cup.
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The Gypsy Queen

The Russian Tea Room original, and possible variations on the vodka cocktail.
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Mist by Nick Wu

The Taipei bar owner's simple vodka drink, with a twist of marigold.
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Charro Negro

A pitch-black, vegetal bucking bronco of a drink that impresses and refreshes.