Top Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy For World Cocktail Day
Top Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy For World Cocktail Day
Fancy yourself a bit of a mixologist? Well now is the chance to hone those skills during lockdown.
Fancy yourself a bit of a mixologist? Well now is the chance to hone those skills during lockdown. World Cocktail Day, 13th May is the ideal time to perfect your flaring! It’s a day for the global celebration of cocktails and marks the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13 in 1806. We have rounded up signature cocktails from around the world for you to try. From botanical and fruity flavour sensations to healthy mocktails, here is a selection of delicious cocktails you can make from home. Taking inspiration from around the world, taste the rainbow (without the skittles).
For anyone who has already been making the most of quarantine, there are also some fresh and tasty mocktails to mix things up!
Botanical Garden Cocktail
Inspired by Belfast City’s Botanical Garden, this fresh flavoured cocktail uses intriguing botanicals such as fresh apple, elderberry and wild clover to enhance the cocktails floral tone. This cocktail is beautifully balanced and vibrant, perfect for a warm spring evening. Created by Hastings Hotels’ in their Grand Central Hotel, Belfast’s Observatory Bar in Northern Ireland.
30ml Shortcross Gin (or any gin available)
15ml Rhubarb Liqueur
10ml Pomegranate Cordial
20ml Citrus Juices
1 Egg (Whites only)
Pink Peppercorns and Viola Flowers for garnish
Chill your Martini Glass by filling with ice
Combine all the ingredients (excluding garnish) in a cocktail shaker and dry shake (no ice)
Add ice to cocktail shaker
Shake again to create a velvety foam top
Double strain into a chilled Martini Glass and garnished with Whole Pink Peppercorns and Viola Flowers (or whatever you have available)
Love at First Sight
Savour the sense of the slopes of Courmayeur Mont Blanc in the Italian Alps with this signature cocktail from Le Massif’s Bernardo Ferro. With these fragrant herbal flavours, you will be transported to the untouched nature and wild landscapes of the mountains.
2cl of Vertosan Genepy;
1cl raspberry syrup;
8cl Fripon (sparkling white wine from Aosta Valley);
1 raspberry/1 orange slice to garnish
Take a wine glass and fill 2/3 of the glass with ice
Add ice into the shaker with all ingredients apart from the Fripon white wine
Drain any melted ice water from the glass.
Shake vigorously and pour into the glass
Add the white sparkling wine
Gently mix, add garnish on top and serve
This tropical fruity cocktail from MarBella Corfu will remind you of summer holidays on Corfu’s stunning beaches. With refreshing citruses and sweet passion fruit, this simple signature cocktail will have you feeling as if you’re poolside and soaking in the sun.
0.25ml Fresh Lime Juice
0.30ml Passion Fruit Puree
0.3ml Orange Jam
2 dashes of Chocolate Bitters
Orange Slice or Peel and Fresh Mint Leaves for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice and shake well
Once shaken, pour into a tumbler through a fine strainer
Add crushed ice and garnish with an orange slice or peel and top with fresh mint leaves
Take your tastebuds on a journey to the Algarve with this delicious cocktail. Its sweet, herby and floral flavours are reminiscent of Quinta Do Lago’s luscious landscape. Quick and easy to make, this cocktail is the perfect after ‘work-from-home’ drink. Created by the mixologists at Bovino Steakhouse in Quinta do Lago Resort, Portugal
40ml Gin Mare
20ml St. Germain
50ml Pear Juice
20ml Lime Juice
10ml Sugar Syrup
Pear Slices and Rosemary for garnish
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and shake well
Double strain into an old jam jar or tumbler
Add garnish and serve
Created by Julian Biondi, Beverage Consultant & Founder of “BarOmeter Consulting” this is a refreshing and summery twist on a classic Negroni, the traditional cocktail of Biondi’s home town. Perfect for an evening spent in a Tuscan Villa, it’s easy to make and equally easy to drink. Think Pimm’s Cup with the taste of Tuscany, courtesy of Tuscany Now & More.
25 ml Tuscan Vermouth Winestillery (or any other Red Italian Vermouth with a bitter note, such as Punt e Mes)
25 ml Amaro Ruffino (or any other Amaro with a nice herbal and bitter note, such as Nonino or Averna)
15 ml Peter in Florence London Dry Gin
15 ml honey & thyme syrup
15 ml lemon juice
1 slice of cucumber
1 slice of orange
Chill a highball glass with ice
Combine all ingredients (excluding Tonic Water) and shake well
Strain the cocktail into the glass and top with tonic water.
Garnish with a sprig of thyme and orange slice
This cool cocktail will have you dreaming of the Caribbean and Windjammer Landing’s beautiful beaches in Saint Lucia. The super sweet citrus flavours makes it easy to drink, but watch out for the brain freeze! Substitute with another beer if you need to, but look forward to trying it with the real Piton flavour soon.
4 oz Tequila
2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Lime Juice
4 scoops of Ice
Sugar to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth
Add sugar if required and mix again
Pour into a large glass and top with beer
This light, floral cocktail celebrates Venice and the beautiful Grand Hotel Dei Dogi, The Dedica Anthology. With natural ingredients inspired by the hotel’s stunning botanical garden and delicate flavours of Italy, this cocktail is refreshing and showcases expert mixologist skills from the creator Alessandro Caro.
40 ml infusion of Verbena, Mint Tea and Orange Blossoms
20ml Homemade Rose Petal Syrup
40ml Moscato Fiori D’Arancio Colli Euganei Maeli
Raspberries, Blackberries and Mint Leaves for garnish
To infuse: soak the tea bag of in boiling water and allow to cool
To make the rose petal syrup: boil water and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Next, mix in rose petal and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the syrup and allow to cool
Fill a glass with ice to cool
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake well
Serve in a tumbler and fill with crushed ice.
Stir and garnish with berries and mint leaves
A delicious sparkling cocktail with bitter citrus flavours and a hint of sweetness. A perfect reminder of long lazy summer days and perfect for an afternoon treat. Elounda SA Hotels & Resorts suggests adding any blossoms from the garden to create a delicious and visually stunning drink.
50ml Aperol Aperitivo
10ml Fresh lime juice
100ml Pink grapefruit flavoured soda
2-3 Dashes lavender aromatic bitters
Cucumber and Lavender Blossom for garnish
Combine Aperol and lime juice in a glass and add ice
Top with soda and prosecco
Garnish with cucumber and lavender blossom
Tip: mist with lavender essence spray (lavender water not perfume)
Pina Colada Mocktail
For a healthier, non-alcoholic option, try this delicious Pina Colada mocktail from Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel. Perfect for any time of the day, this creamy, coconut drink makes for the ultimate pick me up. Tasting just like the cocktail, this virgin Pina Colada will transport you to Portugal’s beautiful Algarve Bay.
200 ml of coconut milk
1 mint leaf
2 slices of pineapple
Combine coconut milk and mint leaf in a blender and mix
Cut the pineapple into cubes and blend with coconut milk and mint leaf
Pour mixture into a large glass and add a sprinkle of cinnamon
Agave Punch Mocktail
This tasty alcohol-free mocktail is sweet and refreshing and inspired by The Shack in Quinta do Lago, Portugal. With two simple steps and tasty Mediterranean flavours, this drink will give you a healthy kick of vitamins.
1/2 lime cut into wedges
15ml agave nectar
1/2 passion fruit
50ml freshly squeezed orange juice
Place strawberries, passion fruit seeds and agave nectar in a glass and crush with a muddler or end of a rolling pin
Add orange juice and crushed ice then stir and serve