A party's not a party without cocktails. Search through our extensive selection of sophisticated and refreshing cocktails and mocktails; from Mojitos to Margaritas and everything else in between.
Discover what it takes to become a mixologist and create amazing cocktails and mocktails with these easy to follow recipes. Whether you are looking for a winter warmer, long summer thirst-quencher, timeless classic, rich and creamy number or a non- alcoholic mocktail, you are sure to find a cocktail to suit every occasion.
Whatever tipple you are partial to, there is sure to be a cocktail that fits your requirements. Sweet, sour, long, short, bubbly, still, creamy or fruity, the varieties are endless. From lightly alcoholic to packing a real punch, choose your favourites and impress your friends and family with your mixology skills.
Experiment with different spirits, liqueurs, mixers and garnishes - follow a recipe or add your own unique twist on a classic. Use quality ingredients and stylish glass wear to ensure your cocktail creations rival any prepared in high end cocktail establishments.
Non-alcoholic cocktails - mocktails, can be just as extravagant as their alcoholic relation. Create masterpieces in a glass and dazzle your guests with a vast array of ingredients and flavours. Just because they contain no alcohol doesn't mean they can't be as equally impressive in appearance and taste as a cocktail.
Cocktails and mocktails contain many different ingredients, from exotic fruits, flavoured tonics, bitters, syrups, fruit juices, mixers and garnishes. Pair this with one or more alcoholic beverages, from whisky, gin, brandy, vodka, Brut, Prosecco and Champagne, to Tequilla, Vermouth, Curacao, Pimm's, Cointreau, Baileys, Campari and Disaronno for a delicious cocktail. There are so many combinations, have fun creating your favourites with the help of our mocktail and cocktail recipes.
Gin cocktails are big business, with the varieties of gin growing by the day. Popular gin cocktails include: Negroni, Gimlet, Tom Collins, French 75, Singapore Sling, Pink Lady and London Fog. The different gins all bring their own individual nuances and if you are partial to a gin, it is worth having a selection of brands and flavours in your drinks cabinet.
Generally speaking vodka is a neutral spirit that doesn't have any distinct flavour, hence it is great in cocktails, allowing the other ingredients to shine - it just provides the kick! Popular vodka cocktails include; Bloody Mary, Espresso Martini, Cosmopolitan, White Russian, Screwdriver and Vodka Martini.
A gin-based cocktail, the Abbey Martini is both orangey and dry, with a warm herbal spiciness that comes from the bitters.
The Coffee Alexander is a variation on the traditional Alexander cocktail, that is made using gin. Here the gin is substituted with brandy and coffee liqueur – a delicious combination and a great after dinner cocktail.
A Tom and Jerry is a traditional cocktail that is served at Christmas in the United States. It is said to have been created by British journalist Pierce Egan, in the 1820s. Similar to an eggnog, it uses fresh egg white and egg yolk, along with Cognac and rum. It is served hot, traditionally in a mug or a bowl.