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Classic cocktail recipes

Master these classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. These perfect party drinks are great for entertaining.

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Combine vodka with peach schnapps and cranberry juice to make a classic sex on the beach cocktail. Garnish with cocktail cherries and orange slices

5 mins
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Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

5 mins
Easy
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Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

10 mins
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We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

5 mins
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Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

5 mins
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Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

10 mins
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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
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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
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Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

5 mins
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Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

5 mins
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7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

10 mins
Easy
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Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

5 mins
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11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Mix this classic cocktail for a party using fresh mint, white rum, sugar, zesty lime and cooling soda water. Play with the quantities to suit your taste.

5 mins
Easy
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Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

5 mins
Easy
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Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

5 mins
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4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

5 mins
Easy
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Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste

5 mins
Easy
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Combine amaretto, lemon, egg white and cherries with ice for a classic amaretto sour. A great cocktail to impress guests at a dinner party 

10 mins
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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
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The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party

5 mins
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Mix up a classic dirty martini to impress guests at your next party. This easy, elegant cocktail combines dry gin, vermouth and green olives

5 mins
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Master the art of the classic Tom Collins cocktail, plus three twists. Gin, lemon, sugar syrup and soda water are the ingredients for your cocktail cupboard

12 mins
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A classic Cuban cocktail of rum, cola, lime and ice. Pour into a tall glass for the ultimate refreshing long cocktail

5 mins
Easy
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Master the art of the daiquiri with white rum, sugar and lime. We also have three twists on this classic cocktail that will go down a storm at any party

5 mins
Easy
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