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Quick cocktail recipes

40 Recipes

Our speedy and sophisticated cocktail recipes are perfect if you're throwing a party. Whip up a fruity punch or a classic tipple in a matter of minutes.

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A refreshing and punchy ginger-beer based cocktail with vanilla vodka, limes, ginger and apple slices

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Lipsmackingly sweet and sour, the Cosmopolitan cocktail of vodka, cranberry, orange liqueur and citrus is a good-time in a glass. Perfect for a party

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This white wine cocktail is made with the classic bitter, Campari - add wedges of lemon for a refreshing fruity hit

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Enjoy a refreshing caipirinha at a summer barbecue or party. This classic cocktail is made with cachaça, lime and sugar. Serve with fresh wedges of lime 

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Make a jug of refreshing mojitos to share, so you can spend more time with your guests. Try our three twists on this classic cocktail, too

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The perfect finish for a successful dinner party

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Cool off with this gin-based cocktail with both fruity and floral notes

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Combine dark rum, ginger ale and citrus to make a classic dark & stormy. Once you've mastered the cocktail favourite, try our three twists...

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If you're a whiskey lover, you'll love this sweet manhattan, made with whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Serve with a maraschino cherry and a twist of lemon

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Mix elderflower cordial, gin, lychee juice and lemon bitters with chilled champagne to make this superb cocktail that tastes like summer all year round

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Love gin and champagne? Combine the two in this classic cocktail with lemon, which is sure to be a hit at any celebration. Garnish with a strip of lemon zest

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These fragrant and sophisticated cocktails may sound exotic but are so simple to prepare

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Savour good whiskey in a classic spicy, sweet and aromatic old fashioned – or try one of three neat twists. Gentle stirring is important so the drink doesn't dilute too quickly

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On a warm summer evening start the weekend with an easy Mexican-inspired cocktail

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A tropical blend of rich coconut cream, white rum and tangy pineapple – serve with an umbrella for kitsch appeal

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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

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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

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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.

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This deep pink Prosecco cocktail with savoury herbal notes is a really simple way to add sparkle to your dinner party drinks

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A classy cocktail served in an elegant flute - this simple combination of peach purée and Prosecco makes a great start to any celebration

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Try this take on the whisky highball cocktail, with mint leaves, sparkling water and a lemon garnish to make the most of the classic flavours

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A traditional cocktail with both dark and white rum, vibrant grenadine, triple sec, almond syrup, lime and a retro cherry garnish

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A simple chilled Prosecco cocktail made with fresh juice and rosewater

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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

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