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10 of the Best Easy Cocktail Recipes to Try at Home

Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the weekend in style. We’ve chosen a list of our favourite easy cocktail recipes with a Yorkshire twist. Whether you’re searching for a new spirit to add to your collection or looking to finally use up some of those spirits that have remained untouched at the back of a cupboard for years – there’s bound to be a mouthwatering tipple for you. Dust off your cocktail set or treat yourself to a new one and get shaking!

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Pear rose spritz Masons Gin

Pear & Rose Spritz Gin Cocktail by Masons Yorkshire Gin

“Delicate flavours of sweet pear and the warming spice of pink peppercorns balance perfectly in this delicate, sparkling cocktail.” – Masons

Ingredients: 25ml Masons Peppered Pear Edition Gin, 15ml Sugar Syrup Gomme, 15ml lemon juice, sparkling wine.

Method: Add the gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice to a shaker and shake until mixed. Fine strain into your chosen glass. Top with sparkling wine. Slice and twist lemon zest in the glass to finish.

Sicilian Lemonade Libations Rum

Sicilian Lemonade Cocktail by Libations Rum 

“A refreshing summer serve over ice with a sprig of mint” – Libations

Ingredients: 50ml Libations Spiced Rum, 200ml Sicilian lemonade, a sprig of mint.

Method: Fill highball glass generously with ice. Pour in 50ml of Libations Spiced Rum. Top with Sicilian Lemonade. Garnish with a sprig of mint. One of our top easy cocktail recipes.

Deck Chair Cooper King Distillery

Deck Chair by Cooper King Distillery 

“Sit back and soak up the sun with this thirst-quenching delight by your side” – Cooper King 

Ingredients: 4 fresh strawberries, 1 small fresh basil sprig, 50ml Cooper King Herb Gin, 10ml sugar syrup, 50ml lemonade

Method: Reserve one strawberry for garnish. Muddle remaining strawberries and basil sprig in a cocktail shaker, add gin, sugar syrup, plenty of ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a rocks glass over two large ice cubes and top with lemonade. Garnish with the reserved strawberry.

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Grapefruit Gimlet Slingsby

Grapefruit Gimlet by Slingsby Gin

“A super refreshing and simple grapefruit twist on a classic G&T.” – Slingsby Gin

Ingredients: 50ml Slingsby Navy Strength Gin, 50ml fresh pink grapefruit juice, 5ml lime cordial, 5ml gomme syrup

Method: Rim a short glass with lime and salt. Shake and double strain ingredients into glass. A super easy cocktail recipe to try at home.

Yorkshire Mule Yorkshire Dales Distillery

Yorkshire Mule Cocktail by Yorkshire Dales Distillery 

Perfect for those long Summer evenings, introduce your friends to the Yorkshire Mule.

Ingredients: 50ml Yorkshire Dales Distillery Smokey Ram Vodka, Dash of Bitters, Ginger Beer, Squeeze of Lime.

Method: Fill a high ball glass with plenty of ice, add a double measure of Smokey Ram Yorkshire Vodka and a dash of bitters. Squeeze in fresh lime, rim the glass. Top with Ginger Beer and garnish with more fresh lime.

York Gin

Tom Collins by York Gin 

“Master the art of the classic Tom Collins cocktail with four simple ingredients.” – York Gin

Ingredients: 50ml York Gin, 25ml lemon juice, 25ml sugar syrup, 125ml chilled soda water, a slice of lemon

Method: Build the drink over lots of ice in a Collins or a hi-ball glass. Stir and add a slice of lemon at the end. One of our top easy cocktail recipes.

Yorkshire Sweetart Sloemotion

Yorkshire Sweetart Cocktail by Sloemotion

“A simple zesty and fruity cocktail ensured to be a real party pleaser.” – Sloemotion

Ingredients: 25ml Sloemotion Sloe Vodka, scoop lemon sorbet, 3 mint leaves, sparkling wine or champagne.

Method: Pour the Sloe Vodka into the bottom of a martini glass. Tear the mint leaves and put them in. Add the scoop of lemon sorbet and top up with chilled sparkling wine or champagne. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Rhubarb and Raspberry Sour Raisthorpe

Rhubarb and Raspberry Sour by Raisthorpe Manor

“Rhubarb and Raspberry Sour is a perfect toast to the end of a long week.” – Raisthorpe Manor

Ingredients: 37.5ml Raisthorpe Rhubarb Gin, 12.5ml Raisthorpe Raspberry Gin, 20ml Lemon Juice, 12.5ml Sugar Syrup, 1 Whole Egg White, A dash of Peychaud Bitters.

Method: Add ingredients and shake before serving into your glass of choice.

Slingsby Espresso Martini Cocktail

Espresso Martini Cocktail by Slingsby of Harrogate

“A classically rich and luxurious crowd-pleaser with a Yorkshire twist.” – Slingsby

Ingredients: 30ml Slingsby Vodka, 20ml Licor 43, 20ml Mr Black Coffee Liqueur (or alternative coffee liqueur), 35ml Espresso (or 50ml Cold Brew).

Method: Shake all ingredients, double strain into a martini glass and garnish with chocolate shavings.

Bramble & Bay Edition Whitby Gin

Bramble & Bay Edition by Whitby Gin

“Enjoyable on the rocks as well as a gin and tonic” – Whitby Gin

Ingredients: 50ml Wild Bramble & Bay Whitby Gin, elderflower Fever-Tree tonic, a wedge of lime & a fresh basil leaf.

Method: Fill a glass with lots of chunky ice and add 50ml Wild Bramble & Bay Whitby Gin. Pair with elderflower Fever-Tree tonic and garnish with a wedge of lime & a fresh basil leaf.

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