Shake, Strain & Stir Amazing Cocktails

Cocktails are back in vogue in the bars, restaurants and suburban homes of the British Isles. Gin and tonic, rum and coke, whisky and water all may do the job, but in their dull predictability they're being pushed aside in favour of the effervescent colour of the cocktail, with its alluring mix of sophistication, exoticism, and sheer tastiness.

How to Make Bahamas Punch

Bahamas Punch is a fruity rum-based alcoholic drink originating in the Caribbean islands of the same name. We’ve got the recipe for you and we’ve added a few more recipes for alcoholic punches and drinks – as well as an alcohol-free version – to make your party go with a …

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How to Make a Vodka Martini

You’d think it should be very simple: a martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth; a vodka martini is a cocktail made with vodka and vermouth. But do you shake or stir your cocktail? Does it matter? And can a real martini be made with anything except gin …

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How to Make Jungle Juice

Jungle Juice is, in essence, a fruit punch – but a fruit punch with a kick that a mule would envy! It became popular in New York and in college campuses across America, and recipes for it are as numerous as the tales of ‘what happened after I’d drunk it …

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Colour Theme – Blue Cocktails

Feeling blue? Then we have just the cocktail for you! The majority of blue cocktails get their colour from Blue Curaçao. Curaçao is an island in the southern seas of the Caribbean, and home to an orange too bitter to enjoy on its own. Fortunately for the sun-worshippers who gather …

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Colour Theme – Multi Coloured

Cocktails come in all colours of the rainbow. Some of the most popular cocktails today are the multi coloured drinks. Whatever colour theme your cocktail party is taking, we’ve got the drinks recipe for it! Most of these cocktail recipes involve layering to create a multi-coloured effect. To layer, simply …

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Colour Theme – Green Cocktails

It’s become a tradition to drink green beer on St Patrick’s Day but if that’s not to your taste – and really, why would it be?! – we have loads of cocktails, ranging in colour from palest turquoise to emerald, you can enjoy instead. And we’ve included a couple of …

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Colour Theme – Red Cocktails

Whatever your theme, whether you’re planning a girls’ night in or a gory Halloween party, we’ve the cocktail recipes for you! From pale pink to rich red, these yummy cocktails will suit the occasion. And fellas, there’s nothing ‘girly’ in the punch these drinks pack! So get out your cocktail …

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Hot Punches

Glogg, gluhwein, mulled wine, hot punch – they all come down to the same thing: a richly aromatic warm drink best enjoyed on a cold winter’s night, in front of the fire, or well wrapped up, strolling through a Christmas street market, while carollers sing in the background. Most of …

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Cold Punches

When it comes to punches, five is the magic number. There are five basic ingredients for a traditional punch – alcohol, spice, sugar, water, fruit – and its name comes from the Hindi word for five, panch. One of the best-known punches, Sangria, has its origins way back in time …

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Jelly Shots

In 1862 Jerry Thomas, in what is widely considered to be the world’s first cocktail guide, “How to Mix Drinks”, wrote, ‘Many persons, particularly of the softer sex, have been tempted to partake so plentifully of it as to render them somewhat unfit for waltzing or quadrilling after supper.’ And …

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