5 Classic Cocktails

The nights are long, the sun is warm, and the drinks are cool. if you want some classic cocktail recipes, we've got you covered



This drink is probably the most popular cocktail of all time. It's crisp, fresh, and goes down a treat.




Glass: highball
Ingredients: 1 chopped lime
                    15 fresh mint leaves (save a sprig to garnish)
                    1.5 tsp sugar cane syrup
                    60ml white rum
                    soda water to top the glass
                    handful of ice

Method: Place the mint, lime and sugar into the highball glass and muddle until the lime juice and syrup are well mixed. Add the ice and rum. Top with soda stirring well, and decorate with mint sprig. 




If you're a vodka fan, this is the cocktail for you. 






Glass: cocktail/martini glass
Ingredients: 35ml vodka
                    15ml cointreau or an orange liqueur
                    30ml cranberry juice
                    dash of lime juice
                    orange peel, to garnish

Method: Place the vodka, cointreau, cranberry juice and lime juice into a cocktail shake filled with ice. Strain into glass and add the orange peel to garnish. If you're feeling adventurous (and safe!) you could safely burn the orange peel over the glass before garnishing, though we don't recommend trying this if it's not your first cocktail of the evening...


Bloody Mary

It's a classic, and, love it or hate it, you should know how to make a proper one






Glass: highballIngredients: 60ml vodka

                    120 ml tomato juice
                   1/2 fresh lemon, juiced
                    5 dashes worcestershire sauce
                    3 dashes tabasco or hot sauce
                    sprinkle of pepper to taste
                    sprinkle of salt to taste
                    celery, to garnish

Method: Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a mixing glass, adding salt and pepper to taste, before pouring into a chilled highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with celery if desired



This drink is so iconic, it even gets its own glass. It's wonderfully sweet and citrusy at the same time







Glass: margharita 
Ingredients: 35ml tequila
                    20ml triple sec, cointreau, or any other orange liqueur 
                    25ml lime juice, fresh
                    wedge of lime to garnish

Method:  Dip the rim of the glass in water and roll in salt. Place tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass, adding a wedge of lime on the side to garnish. For a slightly sweeter drink, add a dash of agave syrup, which we sell by the half teaspoon, or sugar syrup



This tasty drink can use whatever puree you like- so feel free to go wild. We're big fans of peach or raspberry






Glass: Champagne flute
Ingredients: Chilled sparkling white wine
                    2tsp peach or raspberry (or a fruit of your choice!) puree (made by blitzing fruit in a food processor and sieving if necessary)

Method: Spoon the puree into the bottom of the glass. Top with sparkling wine

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