Favourite Festive Tipples


We are well and truly in the middle of the silly season, with festive gatherings, catch ups and impromptu guests arriving at any moment. It's a wonderful time of the year to entertain your friends and family.  

Here are our three go to cocktails that are perfect to throw together when you here the voice at the other end of the line say "... we are around the corner...". For us they tick all the boxes: they are super simple, look impressive and most of the ingredients you will either have on hand or will last in the pantry for the next occasion.

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Cucumber Mint Gin Fizz


30ml Gin

50ml Elderflower cordial (more or less to taste)

3 slices cucumber, plus 1 for garnish

150ml Mineral water

4 mint leaves

20ml lemon or lime juice




  1. Combine lemon or lime juice, cucumber and mint in a cocktail shaker (in that order) and muddle. Add gin and elderflower cordial. Fill shaker with ice and shake well.
  2. Place cucumber twist in a highball glass and fill with ice. Strain mixture into glass and top off with mineral water. Garnish with mint and serve immediately.
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Aperol Spritz


2 parts Aperol

3 parts Prosecco

1 part Soda/Mineral water

Slice of orange




Pour all ingredients over into glass and add ice. 

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Cha Cha Ching


30ml Strawberry Swoon Tea Mixer

150ml of Prosecco

Blueberries to garnish



Pour Tea Mixer into glass then top with Prosecco. Add berries for garnish.

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We hope that you enjoy these cocktails as much as we do. These recipes will outlast the silly season and serve you well all summer long. Happy sipping! 

 Enjoy responsibly!

Ainsley and KatComment