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This classic cocktail is great to serve at a summer party using fresh mint, white rum, sugar, lime and soda water. You can have a play around with the quantities, to suit your individual taste.View recipe
The Dark and Stormy cocktail is simple, with only three ingredients, but getting the right measures of each is crucial.
A popular cocktail using dark rum, which is key to the Dark and Stormy’s rich flavour and deep colour. Using ginger beer (not ginger ale) gives the cocktail its intense ginger flavour; you want it to be brewed and fermented but non-alcoholic.
Make sure the lime juice is freshly squeezed - avoid bottled lime juice as they often have added preservatives and other chemicals and lack the freshness of squeezed juice.View recipe
This non-alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail looks just as good as its alcoholic cousin, it’s just missing the rum. Perfect for the younger guest or those who are driving or abstaining.View recipe
A long drink that is a mixture of sweet and zesty. The perfect summer mocktail, that looks pretty too.View recipe
An Espresso Martini is a sophisticated coffee cocktail made with freshly brewed espresso, coffee liqueur, sugar syrup and of course vodka. Its rich, indulgent and creamy and the shot of espresso is a great pick-me-up when you start to flag on a night out.View recipe
We tend to be creatures of habit and stick to the same cocktails, partly because we already have the necessary ingredients in our cupboards. The key ingredient in an Army and Navy is Orgeat syrup, a delicious combination of almonds, orange flower water, rosewater and sugar. It’s a fairly unknown ingredient but is definitely worth purchasing and will make a welcome addition to any drinks cabinet.View recipe
A tropical treat created by Ian Burrell, founder of RumFest. A punch is an old style of cocktail, that traditionally incorporates alcohol, sugar, lemon, water and tea or spices. It is often made in big batches and served in jugs to share. Rum is often the preferred alcohol in a punch, although they can also be non-alcholic and made with gin and vodka.View recipe
Created by Salvatore Calabrese, this is a great way to start the day – with a mixture of gin, marmalade and orange. Try this beautiful combination and kick start a birthday, anniversary or special occasion.View recipe
The Tom Collins is one of the most iconic gin cocktails and combines tartness from the lemon juice, sweetness from the sugar syrup and bubbles due to the soda water. It’s a long drink, perfect on warm summer evenings.View recipe
A Southside cocktail is also known as a mojito, gin-style.View recipe
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Traditionally drunk at Christmas time, the Snowball was particularly popular in the 1970s, but made a comeback in 2012 after Nigella Lawson admitted to being partial to one.
A Snowball is a mixture of Advocaat and lemonade and as with so many cocktails, there are a variety of differing recipes. The addition of gin is a warming surprise and really adds to the flavour. Buying a shop bought commercial version of Advocaat is fine, making it yourself really isn’t necessary.
A Blue Hawaiian is a cocktail made from white rum, pineapple juice, Curaçao and coconut cream. The name comes from the blue colour, given to the drink by Curaçao, an orange flavoured liqueur. Transport yourself to sunnier climes with this fruity cocktail full of tropical flavours
A combination of bourbon and cherry brandy is the perfect mix. It packs a hefty punch and is a pretty cocktail that looks as good as it tastes.