cocktails2 Fresh fruity flavours and honey blends with a subtle sweet kick or herbaceous spirits to seduce your senses, we’re loving the latest breed of naughty cocktails for even naughtier nights out. Forget the old slapstick stalwarts like Sex on the Beach and Raspberry Nipple, the latest concoctions are far more sophisticated in both title and taste – but just as much fun. "A sexy drink is more than the contents of a glass. It needs to look beautiful, and make the drinker look equally stunning. It’s about the vessel, the texture, the scent and the garnish. These elements should be simple and subtle yet visually evocative. Most of all the drink should leave you feeling confident and seductive." says Simon Difford, owner of the cocktail connoisseurs DiffordsGuide.com. So, with this in mind, Simon recommends four of the most intoxicating new cocktails.

Flirtini

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Originating in New York, this refreshing fruity potion is as cool as the city it came from; urban, sleek and sure to excite your senses just as a night in the Big Apple would. Carrie Bradshaw would certainly approve. Ingredients: ¾ shot vodka, ¾ shot Cointreau triple sec, 2 shot Fresh pressed pineapple juice, top up with Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne Directions: Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice for 15 seconds and fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Top up with the champagne.

Honey Bee Mine

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Containing a double dose of aphrodisiac – honey and vanilla – this cocktail was designed by Simon in a rush of affection this Valentine’s Day. The syrupy rum invention has a subtle sweet kick and a heady scent that is sure to bring out the temptress inside.

Ingredients: 2 shot Bacardi Superior Rum, 3 spoons Runny honey, ⅛ shot Vanilla extract, ¾ shot Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne

Directions: Stir the honey with rum in the base of a shaker to dissolve. Add vanilla essence; shake with ice for five seconds and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top up with chilled champagne.

Old Flame

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This feisty, flaming hot citrus combination is the definitive way to tantalise your taste-buds and seduce any on-looking lovers. Those with a healthy gin obsession need look no further for a sensual drinks companion. Ingredients: 1 shot Tanqueray London Dry Gin, ½ shot Cointreau triple sec, ½ shot Martini Rosso, ¼ shot Campari Bitter, 1½ shot Freshly squeezed orange juice Directions: Shake all the ingredients for fifteen seconds with ice and fine strain into a chilled martini glass.

Hibiscus Kiss

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If you’re a feminine feline and like a sexy sweet look to entice your prey, then this sultry modern offering will have you catching admirers all night long. Ingredients: 1 candied Wild Hibiscus flower (jarred) , ¾ shot Pear flavoured vodka , ¾ shot Elderflower liqueur, top up with Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne Directions: Place hibiscus flower in the base of a chilled Champagne flute. Add the rest of the ingredients and gently stir.   To find a suitably sexy dress to match your cocktail, look no further than our seductive collection of cocktail dresses. For more sensual drinks and to learn more about these cocktails, visit the only home for discerning drinkers, www.diffordsguide.com. You can find all the ingredients for these drinks at all large supermarkets and online at Ocado.com. Having trouble with the measurements? An egg cup works just as well as a shot measurement – have fun!