If you need a party tipple that's a bit different, try one of our top 10 most creative cocktails. We've got twists on the classics and brand-new recipes.
Get your party started with one of our fresh takes on your favourite tipples. Whether you want something sweet, light and botanical, or rich and fruity, we're sure you'll find something on our cocktail menu to tickle your tastebuds. Our 2017 Good Food Nation Survey highlighted that, in Britain, we’re not very adventurous in what we eat and drink, but when it comes to entertaining, it's always fun to introduce your guests to exciting new taste sensations. Cheers!
Dinners and cakes aren't the only way to use up a summer glut of courgettes – this martini comes straight from the allotment! Blended with lemon, gin and vermouth, this makes a refreshing way to enjoy the season's best.
Chocolate orange cocktail
Enjoy your favourite chocolate treat in cocktail form with this vodka-based chocolate orange cocktail. It is sweet enough to replace dessert and elegant, too, for an after-dinner digestif. Dip the rim of the glass in dark chocolate shavings to complete the effect.
Your ultimate Pimm's cocktail is here and the magic ingredient is a scoop of lemon sorbet. That brings some extra slushie goodness to the traditional summer cup and a tart edge that pairs perfectly with the botanical flavours.
White wine sangria
Our seasonal twist on your standard sangria is delightfully refreshing. Try our white wine sangria with a splash of elderflower, ginger wine and fresh peaches for the perfect summer pitcher.
This lighter version of your classic colada uses coconut water and Brazilian cachaça with a sprinkle of black pepper for a fiery kick. This crystal colada is easy drinking, too. Use the leftover peppered rum to drizzle over roasted pineapple for a moreish summer dessert.
Boozy caramel mini shakes
Dulce de leche and Irish cream liqueur with a splash of vodka creates a lucious liquid dessert. Our boozy caramel shots are served with chocolate wafers and bite-sized fudge chunks to make them extra special. For party guests with a sweet tooth.
Salted caramel pecan sour
We're sure this salted caramel sour will become a modern classic. Salted caramel, toasted pecans, clementine juice and a pinch of sea salt topped up with Icelandic vodka make an irresistible mix. This will go down a treat with dinner party guests.
Earl Grey martini
The most sophisticated of thirst-quenchers, this Earl Grey martini is great for slow sipping but takes just minutes to make. The Earl Grey lends a delicate bergamot flavour that blends well with the botanicals in your gin.
A twist on the classic whisky sour, this Punjabi sour features the traditional Indian spirit Ceylon arrack, which is made from the sap of coconut flowers. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, vanilla and a sprinkling of cinnamon for an earthy cocktail with a touch of sweetness.
This Vietnamese mojito is the perfect accompaniment to any Asian-inspired menu. Perilla leaves, lemongrass and ginger give it that exotic flavour and if you're throwing a summer barbecue, it's also the ideal refreshment.
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