A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink, which is either a combination of spirits, or one or more spirits mixed with other ingredients such as fruit juice, flavored syrup, or cream. There are various types of cocktails, based on the number and kind of ingredients added. Whether you like something delicate and floral, sweet and fruity or strong and bitter, there’s a drink for you.
Learn how to make some of the most popular classic cocktails.
Try a taste of the tropical with this fun and fruity piña colada. This irresistible blend of creamy coconut, smooth white rum and tangy pineapple is a retro classic for a reason, and is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.
For coffee lovers everywhere, the espresso martini is the caffeinated cocktail of choice. This easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and simple sugar syrup. This sophisticated drink, with its distinctive, frothy top layer, is sure to impress.
A minty mojito is the perfect drink for a hot afternoon. Mix this classic cocktail for a party using fresh mint, white rum, sugar, zesty lime and cooling soda water. Play with the quantities to suit your taste.
Passion fruit martini
Passion fruit cocktail is bursting with zingy flavours and is perfect for celebrating with friends. Top with prosecco for a special tipple. This impressive looking cocktail is simple to make, so you can look like an expert with minimal effort.
A cosmopolitan is the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavours, with a deliciously fresh hint of citrus. The recipe is easily adapted if you fancy a twist, add a splash of champagne to your finished cocktail, or try replacing the vodka with tequila if you’re a fan. Serve in the obligatory martini glass and let the good times roll!
Sex on the beach cocktail
Combine vodka with peach schnapps and cranberry juice to make a classic sex on the beach cocktail. Garnish with cocktail cherries and orange slices.
Embrace balmy summer days with a jug of sangria. With red wine, Spanish brandy, sparkling water, cinnamon and chopped fruit, it’s a lovely sharing cocktail.
Make an easy vodka martini with this simple recipe for an elegant party tipple. Serve your cool cocktail with an olive or a twist of lemon peel.