Bramble

Ingredients:
  • Gin, 40ml,
  • Sugar Syrup, 20ml,
  • Lemon juice, 20ml,
  • Blackberry Liqueur, 10ml,
  • Blackberries, Several,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Shake the gin with the lemon and sugar syrup.
  • Step 2, Pour over crushed ice and drizzle with the Blackberry Liqueur
  • Step 3, Serve with a couple of berries
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Balloon Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

Dick Bradsell invented the Bramble in 1984 at the Fred's Club in Soho London. We can't think of many better ways to make use of those blackberries that line our roads and lanes at the end of summer. 

Daiquiri

Ingredients:
  • Lime Juice, 30 ml,
  • White Rum, 60 ml,
  • Sugar syrup, 20 ml,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Add the ingredients and ice to your cocktail shaker
  • Step 2, Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Step 3, Garnish with a lime slice
Prep time: 5 mins

The daiquiri is a classic rum based sour drink. Like the martini and margarita it has also developed into a subfamily of drinks that include fruit and frozen varieties.

Elderflower collins

Ingredients:
  • Gin, 50ml,
  • Elderflower Cordial, 10ml,
  • Soda water, to top up,
  • Sugar syrup, 10ml,
  • Lemon Juice, 20ml,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Shake the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and elderflower cordial with ice.
  • Step 2, Pour over ice and top up with soda water.
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Balloon Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

The refreshing Elderflower Collins is a perfect English summer evening cocktail. 

Elderflower Royale

Ingredients:
  • Gin, 50ml,
  • Elderflower Cordial, 10ml,
  • Sparkling wine or Champagne, Prosecco etc..., to top up,
  • Sugar syrup, 10ml,
  • Lemon Juice, 20ml,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Shake the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and elderflower cordial with ice.
  • Step 2, Pour over ice and top up with sparkling wine
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Balloon Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

Similar to the Elderflower Collins, this version is topped up with sparkling wine, making it a little bit more special. 

Espresso martini

Ingredients:
  • Vodka, 100 ml,
  • Espresso coffee, 50 ml,
  • Coffee liqueur, 50 ml, xcoffeeliqeur
  • Sugar syrup, 1 tbsp,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold.
  • Step 2, Strain into two chilled glasses. Garnish each with coffee beans (if you have them).
Prep time: 5 mins

The combination of coffee & vodka has made the espresso martini hugely popular in recent years.

French 75

Ingredients:
  • Champagne, Splash,
  • Gin, 50ml,
  • Lemon juice, 1 tbsp,
  • Lemon zest, zest,
  • Sugar syrup, 1 tsp,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Add the lemon juice, sugar syrup and gin into a cocktail shaker then fill with ice.
  • Step 2, Shake then strain into a champagne flute. Top with a little champagne, then garnish with a strip of lemon zest.
Prep time: 5 mins

The French 75 cocktail was originally created at the New York Bar in Paris in 1915. This sparkling cocktail is perfect any time of the day! 

Key Punch

Ingredients:
  • Dark rum, 50 ml,
  • Sugar Syrup, 25 ml,
  • Lime Juice, 25 ml,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Fill your glass 3/4 of the way with crushed ice
  • Step 2, Mix ingredients and add to your glass
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Rocks Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

If you love the flavours of key lime pie, then the Key Punch is the cocktail for you! 

Lime Rickey

Ingredients:
  • Sugar Syrup, 130ml,
  • Angostura bitters, 15ml,
  • Soda Water, 120ml,
  • Lime, 30ml and a Wedge,
  • Ice, 2 handfuls,
Method:
  • Step 1, Shake all ingredients, besides the soda water, in a shaker with ice until the shaker feels cold.
  • Step 2, Pour into a glass with ice, add the soda water.
Glass type:
Glass type alt: High ball
Prep time: 5 mins
Subtitle: Alcohol Free

This alcohol free cocktail is often compared to a mojito. Invented by Colonel Rickey, a nineteenth century English officer posted in Washington.

Mint Julep

Ingredients:
  • Whisky (or bourbon), 65ml,
  • Mint, 10 leaves,
  • Sugar syrup, 12 ml,
  • Crushed Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Shake the whisky, mint and sugar syrup with ice
  • Step 2, Strain into a glass or julep tin filled with crushed ice.
Prep time: 5 mins

The mint julep is an American classic cocktail, and much like Pimm's and Wimbledon, the mint julep is the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby and dates back to the 18th century. 

Pisco Sour

Ingredients:
  • Pisco, 50 ml,
  • Lime juice, 15 ml (half a lime),
  • Sugar syrup, 1 tsp,
  • Egg white, 1 egg white,
  • Angostura bitters, 1 dash,
Method:
  • Step 1, Fill your glass with ice
  • Step 2, Add the lime juice to your glass
  • Step 3, Mix the remaining ingredients in your mixer and strain into your glass.
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Rocks Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

This variation on a whiskey sour, uses Pisco instead of whiskey. 

Sazerac

Ingredients:
  • Absinth, 2 Drops,
  • Whisky, 20 ml,
  • Cognac, 20 ml,
  • Angostura Bitters, 2 drops,
  • Sugar syrup, 10 ml,
  • Lemon, Peel twist,
Method:
  • Step 1, Add the absinthe to a cold glass, swirl the glass to coat the interior.
  • Step 2, Add the remaining ingredients to a cocktail mixer, strain into the absinth coated glass and garnish with the lemon twist.
Prep time: 5 mins

Sazerac may be the oldest cocktail to be mixed in America, dating back to the pre-Civil War. The story goes that a man called Peychaud started up a drugstore in the 1830s New Orleans in which he sold an herbal remedy he called 'Peychaud's Bitters'.  

A near by coffee house called 'Sazerac Coffee House', which was in fact a saloon, ttarted to mix the bitters with a cognac called Sazerac-de-Forge et Fils. 

And so was born the first iteration of the Sazerac cocktail... Or so the story goes. 

Scotch Melon Sour

Ingredients:
  • Whisky (Scotch), 25 ml,
  • Melon Liqeur, 25 ml,
  • Lemon juice, 25 ml,
  • Sugar syrup, 1 tsp,
Method:
  • Step 1, Shake your ingredients and strain into a glass filled with ice
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Rocks Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

A simple variation on a whiskey sour. It is a popular choice on St Patricks day, as a result of its green colour. 

Southside

Ingredients:
  • Gin, 50ml,
  • Lime juice, 20ml,
  • Sugar syrup, 15ml,
  • Mint, 1 handful,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Shake the gin, lime juice, mint leaves and sugar syrup with ice in your mixer, until the outside of your mixer feels cold.
  • Step 2, Strain into a chilled glass.
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Martini Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

The Southside is also know as a gin Mojito. 

Ti Punch

Ingredients:
  • White Rum, 50 ml,
  • Sugar Syrup, 25 ml,
  • Lime, 1,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Slice the lime, add them to a mixer and muddle
  • Step 2, Add the other ingredients, shake and strain into a glass full of ice.
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Rocks Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

The Ti Punch is reportedly the national drink of Martinique, a beautiful island which is an overseas territorial of France.

Tom Collins

Ingredients:
  • Gin, 50 ml,
  • Lemon juice, 25 ml,
  • Sugar syrup, 25 ml,
  • Soda water, 125 ml,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Mix the ingredients with plenty of ice in a Collins glass and stir.
  • Step 2, Garnish with a lemon slice
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Collins Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

Triple Sour

Ingredients:
  • Whisky (or bourbon), 25 ml,
  • Triple Sec, 25 ml,
  • Lemon juice, 25 ml,
  • Sugar syrup, 1 tsp,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Shake all the ingredients in a shaker and strain into a glass filled with ice.
Glass type:
Glass type alt: Rocks Glass
Prep time: 5 mins

This bar favourite can be made with whiskey or bourbon and 3 other ingredients: triple sec, lemon juice, sugar syrup. 

Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:
  • Whisky, 50 ml,
  • Lemon juice, 35 ml,
  • Lemon zest, Small slice,
  • Sugar syrup, 12 ml,
  • Angostura bitters, 2 dashes,
  • Egg white, 1/2,
  • Ice, 1 handful,
Method:
  • Step 1, Shake all of the ingredients together, keeping the lemon zest out.
  • Step 2, Strain into a glass with ice cubes
  • Step 3, Squeeze the zest over the glass to add oils and serve.
Prep time: 5 mins

The classic whisky sour, that has spawned so many variations. 

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