olive's drinks writer Hannah guides us through 10 alternative spirits to try, including Axia, derived from the resin of Greek mastic trees, and Baijiu, China's national drink – one of the most widely drunk spirits in the world. Check our more sustainable spirits to try here.


Check back next week to hear executive chef of Sucre restaurant Fernando Trocca talking us through the 10 things you need to know about Argentinian food and cooking

Try Hannah Guinness' recipes here:

Paloma cocktail

The margarita's softer, breezier cousin – this tequila-based cocktail makes a great sip for the summer months, starring refreshing grapefruit.

Two peach-coloured cocktails in short glasses with salted rims and a wedge of grapefruit

Margarita cocktail

Shake up this classic tequila cocktail then check out our refreshing twists for summer.

Margarita in a glass with copper cocktail shaker and a plate of limes behind

Singapore sling

This gin-based treat from Singapore is made with an array of exciting ingredients, including cherry brandy and Cointreau.

A pair of tall Singapore sling cocktails garnished with pineapple wedges

Tom collins cocktail

This classic is essentially a sour cocktail lengthened with sparkling water. Winningly simple to mix, it makes for a deliciously refreshing aperitif.

A highball glass filled with a cocktail, garnished with a red cherry and set against an orange background

Piña colada

Transport yourself to the tropics with our perfect piña colada recipe. This creamy rum cocktail is best drunk on holiday, next to the pool, ideally from a pineapple...

Piña colada cocktail in a glass, with pineapple wedge garnish


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Hannah GuinnessSub editor and drinks writer

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