Come rain or shine, bank holidays are a great excuse to get together with friends for a cocktail or two. From flavoured gins to the best prosecco cocktails, we've rounded up our favourite drinks for a party.
If you're entertaining friends and family over the bank holiday weekend, you're sure to impress the crowd with some of our most popular cocktail recipes. Not only are they easy to make, there's something for everyone.
Gin is more popular than ever, so it’s a good time to learn some simple serving options to take it to another dimension altogether. You don’t need any fancy equipment for some speedy cocktails – even a jam jar will do as a shaker. It’s all about the love you put into the preparation.
Whether you're passing on the booze, entertaining with kids or just fancy a crisp cordial, we've got plenty of non-alcoholic cocktails to mix up at your next party. It can be a challenge to inject soft drinks with the same amount of sparkle as their alcoholic equivalents, but we have some tips to ensure teetotallers don’t miss out.
Check out our non-alcoholic drinks collection for alcohol-free punches, mulled drinks, spritzers, smoothies and more.
Master the technique of taking the neutral base of a white spirit such as gin, vodka or rum, and infusing it with matching herbs, fruit and spices. Use seasonal ingredients such as rhubarb or elderflower to make impressive spirits that taste lovely in different cocktails.
Flavouring your own alcohol isn’t an exact science – this relatively simple process requires creativity, a Kilner jar and not much else. Follow the simple steps in our flavoured spirits guide.
Prosecco tends to be slightly sweeter than champagne and is much more affordable, so it’s ideal for creating cocktails – especially if you're hosting a houseful. It balances sharp ingredients like citrus, rounds off harsh edges of clear spirits, and adds a splash of fizz to your favourite fruit liqueur.
Check out our guide to 10 prosecco cocktails you can make in minutes for some inspiration.
If you're feeling optimistic about the weather, get yourself geared up for some delicious punch recipes. If you're looking for a light punch to kick off your bank holiday party, we've got five recipes you can make in minutes that are fabulously fruity and will help your guests beat the heat.
Try our guide to 5 of the finest summer punches.