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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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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Citrus, a Non-alcoholic Cocktail

Many of the non-alcoholic cocktails derive their names from similar alcohol cocktails. So we have Sex on the Beach and Safe Sex, Shark Bite and Toothless Shark. Virgin Margarita 1 part orange juice 1 part lime juice 3 parts sour mix Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the ingredients …

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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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Ginger Ale

Some tangy cocktails for reckless redheaded tee-totallers! They all require a good swig of ginger ale. Shirley Temple This cocktail is said to have been invented for the child star who was too young to partake of the more alcoholic drinks enjoyed at parties by her co-stars. Ginger ale Grenadine …

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Long Island Iced Tea

For Long Island Iced Tea you need: 1 part light rum 1 part vodka 1 part gin 1 part tequila 1 part Cointreau Coca Cola Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the first 5 ingredients. Top up with coke and garnish with a slice of lemon or …

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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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This ‘n’ That

Hangover cures, a traditional Christmas drink, a summer refresher and something a bit different have all found their way onto this page! Egg Nog Traditionally served at Christmas 1 egg 2 tablespoons caster sugar ½ pt milk ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Beat the egg yolk with the sugar, vanilla and …

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Screwdriver

‘I’d rather swallow a screwdriver!’ That’s – allegedly – how the classic cocktail of vodka and orange juice was greeted when a bartender asked a customer for his opinion of the latest drink that he had created. Another theory is that it got its name from the habit of oil-rig …

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Tequila Sunrise

If there was ever an evocative name, then it must be Tequila Sunrise. Can’t you just imagine the reds and golds of the Mexican landscape as the sun creeps up over the horizon? The original drink that was created by a bartender at the luxurious Arizona Biltmore Resort, some time …

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