Pancake inspired cocktail ideas
Take Pancake Day to the max this year and turn your favourite recipe into a delicious pancake-inspired cocktail, from lemon & sugar to banana flavours and more
Celebrate Pancake Day this year with a flippin’ good feast paired with a complementary cocktail. Channel the flavours of your favourite pancake recipe into a boozy drink with our cocktail ideas, including everything from simple martinis to refreshing mojitos. They’re great for entertaining if you’re planning a top-notch adult’s pancake party.
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Lemon & sugar
Lemon & sugar pancakes
There’s no better way to celebrate Pancake Day than with a batch of classic lemon and sugar pancakes. Our easy pancakes recipe has been tried and tested, with foolproof results every time. Top with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkling of caster sugar.
Bee’s knees cocktail
Pair classic lemon & sugar pancakes with this zingy bee’s knees cocktail. Combine dry gin with lemon juice and honey and shake with ice. This punchy drink has a mellow sweetness, similar in style to a classic batch of pancakes.
Easy banana pancakes
Sliced banana is a classic pancake topping sure to go down a treat. Try adding mashed banana to pancake batter for added moisture with a subtle fruity, flavour. Our easy banana pancakes come together in just 15 minutes for a speedy treat.
Add even more banana flavour into your pancake feast with a fruity banana daiquiri. Blend white rum, banana liqueur, lime juice, a ripe banana and a couple handfuls of ice in a blender until smooth. This combo is a great way to use up a bunch of bananas.
Fluffy American-style blueberry pancakes are as classic as they get. They're a crowd-pleasing choice the whole family will love for a weekend brunch. Be sure to top with plenty of maple syrup or even a dollop of whipped cream.
For the ultimate blueberry fans, try pairing your short stack with a tall blueberry mojito. This twist on a classic cocktail is sweet and tart with a refreshing minty flavour. Simply muddle blueberries, lemon and sugar, add mint leaves and white rum and top with sparkling water.
Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you. Our easy chocolate pancakes use both cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips for an extra decadent treat. Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream or ice cream for an added bonus.
Take your Pancake Day dessert to the next level and pair your pancakes with a luxurious chocolate martini. Combine vodka with Irish cream liqueur, coffee liqueur and chocolate syrup and shake with ice. It’s the ultimate pairing for an over-the-top chocolate dessert.
Top these easy vegan pancakes with heaps of fresh strawberries to pack in tart, fruity flavour. Use wholemeal spelt flour, soya milk and soya yogurt to make these healthy. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract for a richer flavour.
Celebrate all things strawberry with this refreshing strawberry mojito, a fruity twist on a classic cocktail. Muddle fresh strawberries, limes, sugar and mint leaves then top with plenty of ice, white rum and sparkling water.
Coconut & banana pancakes
Embracing tropical flavours this Pancake Day? These vegan coconut milk pancakes with passion fruit and banana topping are highly rated for a reason. They’re easy to make and contain all the flavours of an island getaway.
For even more holiday vibes, pair with a classic piña colada loaded with rich coconut cream, white rum and tangy pineapple. This poolside favourite can be made shaken over ice or blended into a frozen smoothie. It’s a combo sure to brighten up a dark February evening.
Top fluffy American pancakes with a tangy cherry syrup for an indulgent Pancake Day treat. Coat frozen or canned pitted cherries in sugar and cornflour, then add water and cook until a syrup forms but the cherries are still holding their shape. Try serving with mascarpone for added richness and top with crispy bacon.
Cherry bakewell cocktail
This cherry bakewell cocktail is infused with plenty of cherry flavour to pair wonderfully with pancakes. Mix amaretto with cherry cordial and lemon juice, then top with lemonade. Serve with maraschino cherries for an extra pop of cherry.
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