The true origins of the cocktail are unknown with various countries claiming it as their invention.It was in the United States however during the 1930ís that the identity and popularity of the cocktail was established.It began when home-distilled spirits were softened with mixers to make them drinkable.The different combinations have since grown and grown to produce many new and exciting flavours.

Iíve brought together various cocktails in this collection and divided them into fairly self-explanatory categories.The recipes are clear and easy to follow so simply have a try at whatever takes your fancy.


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