A day dedicated to the celebration of cocktails around the globe? We’ll cheers to that!
Whether you’re a Mojito kind of man, have a penchant for prosecco, or like Pina Coladas (and getting caught in the rain) – the world of cocktails caters to all tastes - which is why we couldn't let the opportunity to celebrate World Cocktail Day (13th May) pass. And with garden parties being one of the pandemic-friendly ways we’re currently allowed to socialise, it only makes sense to mix up some summer drinks and get together with our loved ones for some cocktails. Plus, it’s a great chance to host and show off your recently spruced up garden with outdoor plants courtesy of our new range, right?! Whilst we can’t promise the Great British weather will hold out, we are pretty certain that these drinks taste delicious – read on for some of our favourite cocktail recipes. And, of course, remember to drink responsibly!
- 12 Driscoll’s Victoria Sweet Blackberries
- 12 large mint leaves
- 2 teaspoons caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 118ml sparkling water
- 59ml gin
- 6 to 8 ice cubes
- Muddle Driscoll’s Victoria Sweet Blackberries, mint leaves, sugar, lemon juice and lime juice in a tall glass until berries are mostly crushed.
- Add sparkling water, gin, and ice. Stir well and serve.
Recipe from: https://berrypeople.co.uk/
- Vanilla syrup 6 teaspoons
- Rhubarb gin 4 tablespoons
- Sparkling white grape juice 300ml (½ pint), chilled
- Ice cubes to serve
- Put 3 teaspoons vanilla syrup and 2 tablespoons rhubarb gin into two glasses. Mix well.
- Pour 150ml (¼ pint) grape juice into each glass, stir and serve with ice.
For a non-alcoholic cocktail, gently poach 2 sticks of rhubarb with caster sugar, cool and use strained juice instead of gin
Recipe from: www.dairydiary.co.uk
- 4 tablespoons pomegranate juice drink from a carton
- 4 tablespoons orange juice
- 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (3-4 limes)
- 2 tablespoons Rowse Clear Honey
- 6 tablespoons vodka (optional)
- Handful of ice cubes
- Twist of orange peel, to garnish (optional)
- Put all of the ingredients apart from the orange peel into a cocktail shaker with the ice.
- Shake vigorously then strain into two or three cocktail glasses.
- Drop a twist of orange peel into each and serve.
Recipe from: www.rowsehoney.co.uk
And in case you don't fancy mixing together your own drinks, why not try a box of beverages from Kocktail? Curated by professional bartenders, freshly made and delivered directly through your letterbox - their Summer Spritz Selection Box’ contains four cocktails that are ready for you to serve and enjoy!
The drinks include:
- Rhubarb & Cucumber Spritz
- Lychee & Elderflower Spritz
- Venice Beach Spritz
- Earl Grey Spritz