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.
As with so many cocktails, the origins of the Margarita are cloudy, with various tales existing about its creator and place of birth.
There aren’t many pubs and restaurants where the Margarita won’t feature; it’s a simple and elegant cocktail that is perfectly balanced. The classic Margarita cocktail brings together sweetness and acidity in perfect harmony.
A Bellini cocktail is a combination of Prosecco and peach puree that originates in Venice, Italy. It is thought that the Bellini was first created sometime between 1934 and 1948 by a Giuseppe Cipriani, who was the founder of Harry′s Bar in Venice. The drink got its name from the unique pink colour that is said to have reminded him of the toga worn by a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.
An official IBA cocktail, the Bellini is a popular drink served around the world and was originally made using pureed white peaches. The pink hue was obtained by adding a small amount of raspberry or cherry juice. Today various recipes exist for a Bellini, including those that replace pureed peaches with peach nectar or peach schnapps – especially when the fresh peach is out of season.
The Mai Tai is a rum based cocktail and there are many different recipes to be found, the earliest dating back to 1933. There is controversy over its exact origin, but one thing that is not in doubt – it’s an elegant and delicious cocktail. Here is one version of the vintage Mai Tai cocktail.