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12 Great Non-Traditional Cocktail Garnishes

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Photo courtesy of Maryse Chevriere

Bacon garnish on the Bloody Mary at Beaver's Ice House in Houston

Citrus wedges, twists, olives. As far as cocktail garnishes go, they're all pretty standard.

Not that there's anything wrong with the classics, but we've been witnessing an exciting trend of cocktail programs experimenting with more out-of-the-box garnishes. From candied bacon to a freshly shucked oyster on the half shell, here are a few drinks with creative garnishes worth taking note of.

Click Here for the 12 Non-Traditional Cocktail Garnishes Slide Show.


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste


Classic cocktail recipes

Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

White russian

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish

Classic G&T

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly

New York sour

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Martini

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Manhattan

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

Boulevardier

Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

Mojito recipe

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.

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste