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Artillery Punch – into a large bowl mix ten parts each bourbon, red wine and strong black tea; five parts each dark rum and orange juice; two parts each apricot brandy and gin; one part each lemon juice and lime juice and chill before adding ice and slices of lemon and lime. Serve (but don’t try this at home) by gathering your guests around the bowl and dropping a cannonball into the mix from a decent height.

Published in The A - Z of Drinks

Angel’s Tit – layer one part each white crème de cacao, cherry liqueur and single cream in a chilled liqueur glass, garnished with a maraschino cherry in the middle (at which point the name will become self-explanatory and mock the American bowdlerization to Angel’s Tip).

Published in The A - Z of Drinks

Americano – pour equal parts sweet vermouth and Campari over ice in a rocks glass and finish with a splash of club soda and an orange (or lemon) twist. (Devised by Gaspare Campari and the first drink consumed by James Bond in the original Ian Fleming novel, Casino Royale.) Adding an equal part of gin makes it a Negroni.

Published in The A - Z of Drinks

Acapulco – five parts light rum, two parts each lime juice and egg white, one part Triple Sec and simple syrup to taste shaken with ice, strained from a convenient clifftop in to a cocktail glass and garnished with a sprig of mint.


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