After the slight cocktail hiatus last week, Bring a bottle this weekend are bringing you a full day of cocktail recipes, working all the way from breakfast through until supper. Sit back and sip pretty this weekend with one (or all) of these lovely libations, including classic cocktails for any time of day. Whether your tipple is gin, vodka or rum, whip up one of these cool cocktails in minutes with these easy recipes. Make sure you also check out the range of spirits on offer at bringabottle.co.uk to find the best deals on the web. Cheers!
1. ESPRESSO MARTINI
The first cocktail to kick off the day is the beloved espresso martini. A favourite drink from the nineties, this delicious kick starter is now officially back in fashion. Check out our recipe below for this delicious caffeinated cocktail.
50ml Ketel One
25ml single espresso or fresh coffee
Sugar syrup (to taste)
3 coffee beans to garnish (optional)
Pour all the ingredients in a shaker and shake well then double strain in a martini glass. Use 3 coffee beans as a garnish to finish off the perfect look and flavour.
2. ORANGE BLOSSOM
This delicious and refreshing cocktail is the perfect lunch time booster. Spritzing the orange peel over the glass releases the essential oils of the orange, which gives the drink it’s flavour and aroma. If you have some orange peel in the house then definitely use it to try and make this cocktail work best.
50ml gin (Bring a bottle suggests Bombay Sapphire for this recipe)
100ml lemon tonic water (try Fever-Tree)
10ml orange blossom honey
Long orange peel twist
Drizzle the honey into the bottom of a tall glass and add the gin. Stir to mix fully, then add plenty of cubed ice. Top with the lemon tonic water and stir to combine. Finish by spritzing the orange peel over the top and sides of the glass. Then, feed the peel into the glass around the ice creating a spiral effect.
3. DIAMOND ROSE
This glamorous drink was invented for the Diamond Jubilee, and is a delicious variation to a traditional gin and tonic. The perfect way to finish the end of a long day. Try and get hold of fresh mint leaves if you can to really make the cocktail work. The rose water you can buy at Middle Eastern supermarkets and Indian food shops.
50ml gin (we suggest Bombay Sapphire again for this drink)
100ml tonic water
Dash of rose flower water (to taste)
5-6 medium sized mint leaves (clapped to release aroma, see tip below)
Large lemon wedge
A large flourish of fresh mint leaf sprigs
Pour the Bombay Sapphire and rose flower water into the bottom of a tall glass and stir to mix. Fully fill the glass with cubed ice and the clapped mint leaves and stir well. Do not muddle, break down or bruise the mint.Top-up with the Fever-Tree tonic water and stir for the final time. Garnish with a straw, the lemon wedge and a large flourish of mint sprigs.
We hope you enjoy these drinks and have a great weekend!