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Aperitif recipes

Mix up some delicious pre-dinner drinks with our aperitif recipes. These classic cocktails are sure to whet your appetite.

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Love pre-dinner cocktails? Serve the perfect aperitif by blending Aperol or Campari with sparkling water and a generous amount of your favourite champagne

5 mins
Easy
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Mix saké with sherry, madeira, elderflower and maple syrups to make this aperitif cocktail. Garnish with a piece of grapefruit zest for the ultimate finish

5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Try this spritz for a party. It's sure to impress with a hint of lavender putting a lightly floral twist on a Perfect (sweet vermouth, dry vermouth and gin)

5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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A sparkling wine cocktail to start a lovely evening

15 mins
Easy
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A spicy cocktail to get your party started - you can buy the grappa at most off-licences

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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Gin lovers rejoice: learn how to master a perfect gimlet and make your own lime syrup as part of it. Garnish with edible flowers for a final flourish

10 mins
Easy
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Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

5 mins
Easy
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To make the perfect classic negroni cocktail all you need is balance: use equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari, and choose the best products you have in reach

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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Need a sophisticated cocktail for entertaining? Cucumbers are used to garnish instead of olives in this refreshing twist on the classic martini

5 mins
Easy
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Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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This Italian grapefruit liqueur is bitter on first sip, but with orange slices and plenty of ice there isn't a refresher like it

5 mins
Easy
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Make an easy vodka martini with our simple recipe for an elegant party tipple. Serve your cool cocktail with an olive or a twist of lemon peel

5 mins
Easy
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Add sherry to negroni instead of traditional gin to introduce a softness to this classic cocktail. It's a perfect aperitif cocktail or can be drank anytime

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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