Become your very own mixologist with our fun and refreshing cocktail ideas for summer. You'll find winning flavour combinations, helpful hints and tasty new recipes to try. Check out the ideas below.

 

Make your fizz fancy

Add a little something extra to your glass of Prosecco and serve up a little sophistication. Check out our ideas for fruity fizz below. 

 


Passion Fruit Bellini

Makes 2 champagne flutes

Ingredients
2 passion fruits
2 tsp Cointreau
250ml prosecco

Instructions
Cut each passion fruit in half and over a sieve resting on a bowl, scoop out the inside using a teaspoon. Push the pulp into the sieve to squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
Spoon this juice into the bottom of each glass.
Add a teaspoon of Cointreau.
Carefully pour in the prosecco with the glass on a slant. Take it slow or you’ll have passion fruit bubbles everywhere!


Raspberry Kir Royale

Serves 4

Ingredients
125g raspberries
50ml crème de cassis
400ml champagne, use cava for a cheaper alternative

Instructions
Divide 8 raspberries between 4 Champagne flutes.
Place the remaining raspberries into a food processor and whizz until smooth, then sieve.
Stir in the crème de cassis and divide between the glasses. Top up with champagne to make it a real kir royale.


A Little Ginspiration

Check out our recipe ideas for how to serve gin. From a twist on a classic G&T to something new to try. 


Aromatic Gin and Tonic

Serves 2

Ingredients
50ml gin
1 Fever Tree aromatic tonic water
1 pomegranate seeds
1 lime
2 sprigs mint leaves
1 handful ice

Instructions

Fill glasses with crushed ice.

Put 1tbsp of pomegranate seeds, a wheel of lime and a few mint leaves into each glass.

Pour 25ml of your favourite gin into each glass.

Top the drink up with the tonic water.

Serve and enjoy.


Citrus Gin and Tonic

Serves 1

Ingredients
50ml gin
2 tsp honey
20ml lemon juice
20ml orange juice
1 handful Ice

Instructions

Add gin and honey to a shaker and stir until the honey dissolves

Add the lemon and orange juice and top up with ice. Shake well.

Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange zest twist.


French Bramble

Serves 1

Ingredients
25ml Chambord
25ml Bombay Sapphire gin
20ml fresh lemon juice
1 handful Ice

Instructions

Pour into a short glass over crushed ice with a wedge of lemon.


Gin Fizz

Serves 1

Ingredients
50ml Gordon's Gin
25ml lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
1 handful Ice

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker, pour Gordon's Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup.

Add ice and shake vigorously.

Strain into a highball glass full with cubed ice.

Top with soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.


Look out for our NEW range of Gin Liqueurs available in store now. 

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Classic Cocktails

From an simple Old Fashioned to a modern Espresso Martini, take a look at these classic drinks recipes below. 


Havana Mojito

Mix together 2 teaspoons of sugar and the juice of half a lime. Muddle 2 sprigs of mint. Mix a handful of ice with 50ml of Havana Club rum and top with 90ml of sparkling water.


Espresso Martini

Combine 30ml of Tia Maria, 30ml of Espresso, 30ml of Russian Standard Vodka and 15ml of sugar syrup together with a large handful of ice cubes in a Boston cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a Martini glass and garnish with tree coffee beans to serve.


Old Fashioned

Combine 50ml Monkey Shoulder Whisky with 8ml sugar syrup and 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Once dilution is reached, strain into a different glass. Decorate with a twist of orange peel over the glass.


Tom Collins

Into a highball glass, add 30ml lemon juice, 15ml sugar syrup and 45ml Tanqueray Gin. Fill it up three-quarters of the way with ice. Top up with soda and churn well. Garnish with a lemon slice.


Classic Mocktails

Because enjoying a fancy drink at home doesn't have to include alcohol, take a look at these delicious mocktail recipes. All you need is a stylish glass to serve them in!