Thursday 13th May is World Cocktail Day and boy oh boy have we got a great list of drinks for you to enjoy at home.
There is a real mixture of cocktails to choose from. We have included party kits for you and your mates to enjoy in the garden, plus some gin cocktails with recipes to help you become a mixologist. Moreover you will also find ready-made canned cocktails for ease, and some newly launched canned drinks from a world-famous soft drinks company.
Two Keys, Paloma Party Box, £64.95, from Two Keys
This summer essential is packed full with goodies to create the ultimate Paloma cocktail. The party box includes Two Keys Pink Grapefruit mixers, bottle Patrón Silver, dried pink grapefruit garnish, bar blade, jigger, coaster set, Savoursmith crisps, tote bag, and bespoke Paloma Pong set!
Liberation Cocktails, Cocktail Party Keg, £99, from Liberation Cocktails
The impressive 5-litre expertly blended cocktail party kegs by Liberation each hold 33 mixologist grade cocktails and last over a month once tapped. The outstanding garden party gift that keeps on giving! Party kegs are available in four delicious kegs including; Gin Garden, Espresso Martini, Strawberry Daquiri, and Pornstar Martini.
Recipes to Quaff
Monkey 47 Gin, Pink Lady Cocktail Recipe, £52 (500ml), from Harvey Nichols
Pink Lady Cocktail
4.5cl Monkey 47
2 dashes grenadine
1 egg white
2cl lemon juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Shake and then strain into a nice coupette glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Isle of Harris Distillery, Meadowsweet Tincture Cocktail Recipe, £20 (Tincture), £40 (Isle of Harris Gin), from Isle of Harris
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is an ancient Hebridean brewing plant and is the mainstay of this new tincture. The tincture also contains lemon and sweetened plum vinegar, much prized for balancing the digestion and calming inflammation. Add anything from a few drops to a dropper-full of Meadowsweet Tincture to Harris G&T’s, martinis, or simply have fun experimenting in your favourite serves.
The Harris Meadowsweet Martini
35ml Isle of Harris Gin
35ml Schofield’s Dry Vermouth
3 drops of Meadowsweet tincture
Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass. Add cubed ice. Stir over for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
El Sueño Mixto Tequila, Margarita & Paloma Cans, £1.75 each, from Sainsbury’s
The Tequila by El Sueño is for the 21st century, specifically crafted to go perfectly in long drinks and cocktails such as margaritas. This unique tequila, El Sueño is a premium Mixto like no other. The launch of its ready-to-drink fuss-free cans makes it easy to enjoy refreshing Tequila cocktails; Margarita & Paloma in the garden with friends.
Belvoir Farm, Canned Alcohol Free Drinks, current offer £3.00 (4 x 250ml cans), from Sainsbury’s
Introducing new lightly Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade, Sparkling Elderflower, Ginger Beer, and Sparkling Pink Lady® Apple Juice cans from Belvoir Farm. All are made with real fruit juices mixed with lightly sparking water. Perfect to add to a picnic basket, for a garden party, or just to enjoy while watching the world pass-by.
Which World Cocktail Day drinks to enjoy at home will you be making on the 13th May?
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