Cocktail Recipes

Crowdpleasing Cocktails for Your Garden Party

When garden party season is in full swing, it pays to have options when it comes to cocktails. Whether you’re hosting or showing up as a guest, it is always worth having easy cocktail recipes up your sleeve that you can serve at a moment’s notice to leave a lasting impression.

Spiced Rum Piña Colada recipe

The piña colada has been on cocktail bar menus  for as long as we can remember, and as far as easy cocktail recipes go, our piña colada recipe is hard to beat. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum sits at the heart of our recipe, and with the addition of a few exquisite garnishes, this one is definitely a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

Garnish

  • Fresh pineapple chunks
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Toasted coconut flakes

Method

  1. Add all the above ingredients to a mixing glass and shake
  2. Add ice, and then shake again
  3. Strain into a highball or tiki glass and fill with ice
  4. Garnish with fresh pineapple, maraschino cherries and toasted coconut flakes

Bold enough to stand out, yet smooth enough to blend in, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is a perfect fit in any rum cocktail and shines bright in the piña colada.

Hendrick’s Gin and Lemonade recipe

A Hendrick’s and tonic is a refreshingly delicious classic summer drink. Our gin and lemonade recipe is as straightforward to make as the gin and tonic you’re accustomed to, but fizzier and fruitier.

Ingredients

Garnish

  • 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber
  • 1 lemon wheel

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients above into a highball glass filled with cubed ice
  2. Lightly Stir
  3. Garnish with the cucumber and slices and lemon wheel

Swapping out the tonic for lemonade is sure to make an impact at your next garden party, creating a light, fresh and simple summer drink as azure in flavour as the evening is long.

Milagro Margarita recipe

Another classic cocktail, the margarita is straightforward to make but difficult to master. Luckily, we have paired the perfect tequila with a foolproof recipe to guarantee margarita magnificence.

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Milagro Silver
  • ¾ part agave nectar (or simple syrup
  • 1 part fresh lime juice

Garnish

  • 1 lime wheel
  • Salt or sugar for the rim of the glass

Method

  1. Combine the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake
  2. Wet the rim of a rocks glass and coat with salt or sugar
  3. Strain the cocktail mix over ice in the glass
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel

For the perfect margarita, we recommend using Milagro Silver for its crisp citrus taste and world-class smoothness, before adding top-quality ingredients sure to turn heads at your next garden party.

Lazy Old Fashioned recipe

The Old Fashioned gets its name from the old view of what a cocktail should be: spirit, syrup and bitters. Nothing fancy, just good ingredients combined to make an iconic drink. As such, we haven’t strayed too far from the original recipe – the Old Fashioned is a crowd-pleaser in any form.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Monkey Shoulder
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Orange zest

Garnish

  • Orange peel

Method

  1. Add the ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir well
  2. Strain into a glass over fresh ice
  3. Twist orange peel over the glass to finish

Instead, with the recipe above we focus on maximising flavour with excellent ingredients. This Lazy Old Fashioned is sure to get the seal of approval from your guests, particularly around the low embers of a fire on a warm summer night.

Drambuie and Coffee recipe

Everyone loves an Espresso Martini, it’s the perfect after-dinner cocktail, but when you’re enjoying the sun with your friends and you want a lighter, more refreshing alternative, this coffee tonic is the perfect aperitif.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Drambuie
  • 100ml tonic water
  • 25ml espresso or cold brew coffee

Method

  1. Pour the Drambuie into a Collins glass and fill ¾ with tonic water
  2. Add the espresso or cold brew coffee.
  3. Stir the drink

This cocktail wonderfully pairs the bitterness of the coffee with sharp tonic water and the sweet spices of Drambuie to form a drink that will excite and satisfy.