recipes for world cocktail day

World cocktail day is Saturday 13th May, and with warm weather predicted for the weekend, we just can't wait to celebrate!  From simple, easy to throw together cocktails to something a little more extravagant, read on to discover some of the cocktails we can't wait to try this weekend.


pink gin ice tea

Spiced rum, elderflower and pink grapefruit; this deliciously refreshing cocktail is perfect for making and serving in a jug.

pink gin ice tea

you will need: 

1 chamomile tea bag

100ml pink gin

100ml spiced rum

100ml elderflower cordial

100ml grapefruit juice


thyme sprigs


italian greyhound cocktail

Taking around 5 minutes to make, this crowdpleaser is not too sweet or strong and is the perfect end-of-day drink.

caroline gardner cocktail

you will need:

1 tbs fresh rosemary

50g sugar

60ml gin

120ml grapefruit juice

30ml aperol

1 fresh rosemary sprig


honey and smoke mezcal cocktail

Pairing honey and mezcal together is the delicious combination you never knew you needed. 

caroline gardner honey and mezcal

you will need:

1 part honey simple syrup

2 parts mezcal

2 parts ginger beer

juice from 1/2 lime


rhubarb mint mojito

Refreshing, fruity and delicious as a mocktail too; the perfect Saturday afternoon tipple.

rhubarb and mint mojito


you will need:

2 cups rhubarb

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1/2 bunch fresh mint

42ml rhubarb mint simple syrup

56ml lime juice

40ml white rum

splash soda water

1 stalk rhubarb (for the garnish)


floral sangria 

Perfect for making a big jug and topping up with lots of fruit, this simple yet delicious cocktail never disappoints.

floral sangria


you will need:

750ml sauvignon blanc

1 cup elderflower liqueur

1/4 cup cointreau

10 strawberries

1/2 pint raspberries

1 orange

1 lemon

edible flowers (optional)