Cocktail-recipes

TGIF: 7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Cool-off this summer with a delicious wine cocktail made from a dry sparkling called prosecco. It makes for the perfect basis of a cocktail because it blends smoothly, has a light texture and is best served cold. Try some of our favourite prosecco cocktails below and/or experiment with your own!

RELATED: The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Cranberry and orange

Enjoy a chilled cocktail of fresh orange juice and cranberries mixed with ice-cold prosecco. Serve with a wedge of orange.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Gin and elderflower

Mix a shot of gin with prosecco and a dash of ginger for tasty evening cocktail. Garnish with a wedge of lime and rim the glass with salt.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Strawberry and prosecco sangria

Use dry, white prosecco in your favourite sangria recipe – it tastes so amazing! Serve with slices of strawberry and lemon.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Limoncello and raspberry cooler

Use limoncello as a mixer alongside your prosecco for a super-sweet afternoon beverage. Add some fresh raspberries and mint before serving.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Pineapple and mint

Make your own fresh pineapple juice and garnish with mint before adding some prosecco to taste!

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Watermelon and mint

Juice some watermelon, add some crushed ice and season with mint for this light and tasty prosecco cocktail.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Prosecco margarita

We’ve saved the best until last! This is a modern take to a classic margarita recipe. Just swap the tequila with chilled prosecco.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

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The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Who doesn’t love a glass of bubbly champagne? We show you a few simple ways to turn that drink into a delicious cocktail your friends are sure to love! Still not convinced? Just try some of these delicious beverages yourself, and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @shesaid with your creations!

RELATED: TGIF Champagne Margarita Recipe

Champagne cocktail

Ingredients: 1 cube sugar, Angostura bitters

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Kir Royale

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce creme de cassis

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Mimosa

Ingredients: 1 ounce orange juice

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Black Velvet

Ingredients: 1/2 glass stout beer

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

French 75

Ingredients: 1.5 ounces dry gin, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1.2 teaspoons powdered sugar

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

The Ghost

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce melon liqueur

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

D’artagnan

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon brandy, 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier, 3 teaspoons orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup

D'artagnan

Poinsettia

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce cranberry juice, 1/4 ounce triple sec

Poinsettia

Simple Bellini

Ingredients: peach pureé, raspberry grenadine

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Pimm’s Royale

Ingredients: Splash of Pimm’s

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Death In The Afternoon

Ingredients: 1 once Absinthe

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Nelson’s Blood

Ingredients: 5:1 ratio of champagne to tawny port

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Champagne Flip

Ingredients: 3/4 ounce brandy, 3 dashes Cointreau, 1/4 once cream, 1/4 ounce simple syrup, 1 egg yolk, 1 pinch nutmeg

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

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TGIF: Sour Green Apple Margarita Recipe

Who can deny a delicious margarita recipe? With the weekend just around the corner, indulge in a delicious sour-green apple margarita which is super easy to achieve.

If you don’t enjoy the taste of green apples, feel free to use some sweeter varieties instead.

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Ingredients

30ml white tequila

30ml vodka

2 green apples (peeled and cored)

2 limes

30ml sugar syrup

4 tablespoons cloudy apple juice

1 green chilli (optional)

Ice cubes

Method

  1. To make the syrup, bring 1/2 cup of sugar into a saucepan and bring it to a slow boil. Make sure all of the sugar has been boiled by continuously stirring the mixture together. Allow it to cool before preparing the rest of the cocktails.
  2. Place the chopped and cored apples into a food processor, with the juice of one lime. Mix well until you form a fine pulp, then transfer to a cocktail shaker.
  3. Now add the tequila, vodka, remaining lime juice, sugar syrup and ice into a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, simply use 2 glasses to finely shake the mixture.
  4. Pour into glasses and add 2-3 fine slices of chilli if you want your drink to have a little more body.

Image and Recipe via What Katie Ate

Tepache: The New Summer Drink You’ll Love

Odds are you haven’t yet heard of tepache; the new cocktail which is made from pineapple rinds and sweetened with piloncillo or brown sugar to taste. This delicious summer beverage is easy to make at home and is ideal for those balmy summer nights.

RELATED: 5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

Try some of your very own tepache cocktails with a little inspiration below! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram: @shesaid if you make any of these tasty drinks.

Tepache beer

Did you know that tepache can also be brewed to create a fruity beer? Combine three pineapples, some brown sugar, cinnamon, water and yeast to replicate that classic taste at home.

Odds are you haven't yet heard of tepache, the new cocktail which is made from pineapple rinds and sweetened with piloncillo or brown sugar to taste. This delicious summer

Tepache cocktail from Qui

This famous cocktail replicated by Camille Styles is the ultimate way to enjoy tepache with a few of your favourite liqueurs. One shot of Tepache, a splash of pineapple juice, one shot of Balcone’s Rumble, mint and crushed ice is the best way to enjoy your drink.

Tepache - The New Summer Drink You'll Love

Tepache margarita

Enjoy that classic margarita with a twist by substituting tequila for a shot of tasty tepache. The taste isn’t too overpowering and makes for a sweet, fruity cocktail.

Tepache - The New Summer Drink You'll Love

Tepache and Bourbon

Combine teach, lemon juice, crushed ice and bourbon into a cocktail shaker, and serve ice-cold with mint and lime. Yum!

Tepache - The New Summer Drink You'll Love

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TGIF: 7 Blackberry Cocktail Ideas

Thank God it’s Friday! Kickback and relax with a few of our favourite blackberry cocktails which are so quick and easy to create – even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen. Start with your preferred liqueur as a base, but don’t be forget to layer them for a truly unique flavour.

RELATED: 5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Blackberry Thyme Sparkler

Try this spin on an old classic which gives prosecco wine a burst of flavour and texture. Add a sprig of thyme and rim the glass in sugar!

TGIF: 7 Blackberry Cocktail Ideas

Blackberry Limonata

Add a shot of classic vodka to this fruity cocktail made from fresh blackberries, simple syrup sparkling lemon soda, and granulated sugar to taste.

TGIF: 7 Blackberry Cocktail Ideas

Blackberry Ginger Smash

Whip-up this delicious blackberry cocktail which is infused with fresh lemon and lime for extra flavour. Gin or vodka are both great options for the base of this fruity cocktail.

TGIF: 7 Blackberry Cocktail Ideas

Blackberry Champagne

Infuse your favourite champagne with fresh blackberries, sugar cubes, a splash of bitters, and triple sec for a tasty new cocktail.

TGIF: 7 Blackberry Cocktail Ideas

Blackberry Bramble

The bramble consists of blackberries, lemon juice, and a shot of gin over crushed ice – yum!

TGIF: 7 Blackberry Cocktail Ideas

Blushing Whiskey Sour

If you’re a fan of whiskey, try this sweet cocktail which balances out the strong taste. Top off with soda water and simple syrup for a smooth consistency.

TGIF: 7 Blackberry Cocktail Ideas

Blackberry Margarita

Finish off with a modern twist to an old classic… the fruity margarita. Simple syrup will give you a sweet and tasty consistency which makes a perfect margarita.

TGIF: 7 Blackberry Cocktail Ideas

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TGIF: Strawberry-Mint Bramble Recipe

Whether you love or loathe gin, it can be an acquired taste when mixed with the right ingredients. This strawberry-mint bramble recipe will do just that! Relatively simple to make, it’s a blackberry-based cocktail that incorporates a balance of sweet and sour to suit almost all taste buds. It’s also versatile enough to exclude the gin in favour of vodka or rum.

RELATED: TGIF: 5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

6 fresh strawberries, hulled, halved

8 large fresh mint leaves

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

3 tsp agave nectar or honey

2 tsp Chambord (black raspberry liqueur, optional)

1/4 cup dry gin, clear rum, vodka, or soda water

Method

  1. In a food processor or blender, grind the ice so that it is very finely crushed and fluffy
  2. Place strawberries, mint, lemon juice, agave and Chambord in an old-fashioned (rocks) glass and muddle (mash) with a muddler or a pestle.
  3. Add the gin, rum, vodka, or soda water and stir to blend.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup of the crushed ice, and pack more ice into the glass, mounding it well above the rim.
  5. Serve immediately.

Recipe via Taste

Creative Punch Recipes For Summer

Nothing screams summer more than a fruity punch recipe, so bring together all of your favourite friends and try some of our favourite recipes below. Whether you choose to add the alcohol is completely up to your discretion, but they also taste super-refreshing without it!

RELATED: 3 Sangria Recipes For Summer

Sherbert Punch

Ingredients: frozen fruit, pineapple juice, lemonade, raspberries, strawberries, pineapple, raspberry rainbow sherbert or frozen fruits.

This is the non-alcoholic punch of the bunch and is perfect for the kids! Don’t mix it all together until the party is starting, however, as the ice-cream will melt.

5 Punch Recipes For Summer

Rainbow Slush Punch

Ingredients: ice pops (a pack of 30), ice, vodka

Empty each layer of ice pops according to colour, add the vodka, then load it up with ice to keep cool.

5 Punch Recipes For Summer

Strawberry Lime Moscato Punch

Ingredients: moscato wine, frozen limeade, strawberries, lime, lemonade

Combine the wine, frozen limeade and lemonade into a large jug or bowl. Slice the limes and strawberries to serve.

5 Punch Recipes For Summer

Mummers Punch

Ingredients: Bacardi, lime juice, lemon juice, pineapple juice, simple syrup, water, grenadine

Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl filled with ice. Slice the lemons before serving to your guests.

5 Punch Recipes For Summer

Rum Punch

Ingredients: pineapple juice, orange juice, dark rum, coconut rum, grenadine, lime

Pour the pineapple, orange juice and rum into a jug filled with ice. Stir until combined, then garnish with grenadine and lime.

5 Punch Recipes For Summer

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3 Sangria Recipes For Summer

Kick-back and relax by the pool this summer with a glass (or two) of our favourite sangria recipes. Whether you like white, rosé or red wine, we have all bases covered with a few tasty recipes which will get the party started!

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Red wine sangria

Ingredients: dry red wine, brandy, sugar, orange liqueur, strawberries, oranges, limes, lemons, lemon soda

Create a classic jug of sangria featuring dry red wine, chopped fruits and lemon soda for extra taste.

3 Sangria Recipes For Summer

Rosé wine sangria

Ingredients: rosé wine (chilled), triple sec, raspberries, peaches, pears, sugar

Soak the peaches, pears, and raspberries in this delicious rosé wine then season with sugar before serving.

3 Sangria Recipes For Summer

White wine sangria

Ingredients: white wine (chilled), peaches, kiwi fruit, raspberries, sugar, sparking white wine (optional), mint

Although white wine sangria isn’t the most popular choice, this light beverage is perfect if you want to treat yourself!

3 Sangria Recipes For Summer

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TGIF: Coffee Martini Recipe

Winter and coffee goes together like summer and the beach, so ditch your vodka cocktail and bring in the weekend with this coffee martini. If you don’t have an espresso machine, create your own by making a small batch of instant coffee – while you may not get the crema, you’ll still get the flavour!

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Serves 2

Ingredients

125ml (1/2 cup) freshly brewed espresso coffee, cooled

90ml Tia Maria liqueur

60ml (1/4 cup) vodka

Ice cubes, to serve

Method

  1. Place the coffee, Tia Maria, vodka and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine.
  2. Strain the coffee mixture and divide between chilled serving glasses.

Recipe via Taste

6 Tasty Spritzer Recipes

Next time you’re having guests over, impress them with your cocktail-making skills and prepare some of these tasty spritzers. While most recipes can use either vodka, gin, or tequila, feel free to tweak the ingredients in order to suit your taste buds.

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Cucumber mint spritzer

Ingredients: cucumber, soda water, vodka, mint leaves, ice

Try this refreshing cucumber cocktail which is perfect for those lazy days by the pool.

TGIF: 6 Tasty Spritzer Recipes

Plum vodka spritzer

Ingredients: lemon plums, sugar, water, ice, vodka, club soda

Try this yummy drink the next time you’re having a cocktail party. If you’re out of plums, feel free to use strawberries or another super-sweet fruit in its place.

TGIF: 6 Tasty Spritzer Recipes

Strawberry mint spritzer

Ingredients: strawberry, gin, mint, lime, club soda

Maybe you want to try out this fresh recipe featuring fresh strawberry and mint? Use gin if you’re feeling a little adventurous, or serve it alcohol-free for a tasty refresh during the day.

TGIF: 6 Tasty Spritzer Recipes

Peach basil spritzer

Ingredients: peach, basil, whiskey, soda water, ice

For a slight change of flavour, pair peach with a light whiskey for a stunning afternoon cocktail. Fresh basil and thyme also work perfectly for this sophisticated beverage.

TGIF: 6 Tasty Spritzer Recipes

Pomegranate and ginger spritzer

Ingredients: lemon, club soda, ice, pomegranate, sugar, fresh ginger, lime

You cannot go past this delicious pomegranate spritzer the next time you want to cool off after a warm day. Crack your pomegranate in half, then simply infuse the drink as much as you like!

TGIF: 6 Tasty Spritzer Recipes

Rosé hibiscus spritzer

Ingredients: lemon juice, water, ice, hibiscus syrup, rosé wine

Nothing screams spring like hibiscus, and you can create this delicious cocktail yourself in under five minutes. Combine the syrup with lemon juice, water and ice, then add some rosé wine for a splash of flavour – like a sangria!

TGIF: 6 Tasty Spritzer Recipes

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TGIF: 4 Delicious Pineapple Cocktail Recipes

Who can resist a tasty pineapple cocktail – especially when the sun comes out to play. Make your own with a few simple ingredients and some of your favourite liqueurs, and don’t forget to invite your friends over, too! The best part? Most of these recipes use 5 ingredients or less, so you won’t be in the kitchen all afternoon.

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Pineapple Lime Chelada

Ingredients: 4

Limeade, pineapple (cubed), Mexican beer, Gold tequila

Soak the pineapple and lime wedges in tequila and set for 1 hour or even overnight. This is perfect if you have a little time or your hands and would love to have a really strong flavour in the drink. Blend the fruit, remove the rind, and sprinkle with salt and chilli powder before serving.

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Foaming Pineapple Cocktail

Ingredients: 4

White rum, coconut cream, frozen pineapple juice cubes

Bittercube Jamaican

Combine all of the ingredients and mix well until you have a thin consistency. Pour into a champagne glass and fill to the brim.

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Pineapple Mojito

Ingredients: 5

Pineapple, mint leaves, sugar, white rum, club soda

Place the chopped pineapple, mint leaves and sugar into a cocktail shaker. Mix until it’s combined, then add the ice and lime juice.

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Pineapple Margarita

Ingredients: 4

Tequila, Triple sec/Cointreau, pineapple juice, lime juice

Combine all of the liquids into a large pitcher, then stir to combine. Dip the rim of each glass into the salt, then serve with ice.

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Easy Cocktail Recipes With Santa Vittoria Mixers

Not only can you enjoy Santa Vittoria water to hydrate during the day, but the large selection of mixers is a great addition to new and interesting cocktails.

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Below are a few different drinks you can combine with Santa Vittoria mixers – perfect for your next pool party, dinner gathering, or even drinks and nibbles.

Vittoria’s Secret:

A fun and flirty cocktail made with Santa Vittoria’s pear nectar and Aranciata Rossa soda which perfectly complements the elderflower syrup.

Not only can you enjoy Santa Vittoria water to hydrate during the day, but the large selection of mixers are great for making new and interesting cocktails.

Ingredients

30ml Santa Vittoria Pear Nectar

45ml 42 Below Passionfruit Vodka

10ml Aperol

15ml Monin Elderflower Syrup

90ml Santa Vittoria Aranciata Rossa

Method

  1. Shake and strain the Pear Nectar, Passionfruit Vodka, Aperol, and Elderflower Syrup, then pour over ice.
  2. Top with Santa Vittoria Aranciata Rossa.

Spring Bling Cocktail:

Try this delicious summertime cocktail which is light and tangy, without weighing you down. Serve with something salty to complement the super-sweet flavour.

Easy Cocktail Ideas With Santa Vittoria Mixers

Ingredients

Ice cubes

45ml Santa Vittoria Nectar

15ml Belvedere Citrus Vodka

5ml lemon juice

Prosecco wine

Lemon zest

Method

  1. Combine the apricot nectar, vodka and lemon juice over ice.
  2. Top up with your favourite prosecco wine and garnish with lemon zest for extra flavour.

Recipes and Images via Santa Vittoria

TGIF: Passionfruit, Chilli and Basil Caiprioska Recipe

Nothing says weekend more-so than a cocktail! So why not get creative this Saturday or Sunday and give this modern caiprioska a whirl? Combining the savoury elements of basil and chilli with the sweet and fruity flavour of passionfruit, it’s a taste sensation that’s sure to be a hit amongst friends.

Serves 1

Ingredients

60ml vodka

30ml fresh passionfruit

2 leaves of basil + garnish

3 slices of red chilli

10 ml sugar syrup

Method

  1. Muddle all ingredients together and stir.
  2. Garnish and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Char & Co Restaurant 

TGIF: 7 Modern Martini Recipes

Although a classic martini cocktail is usually made from gin and vermouth, we’re changing the game a little and suggesting a few variations which everyone can enjoy.

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Create these delicious cocktails for a dinner party, casual drinks, or even a get-together, and impress your friends at the same time!

Lavender Martini

Ingredients: Creme de violette, gin, vodka, St. Germaine, lavender

If you prefer your beverage on the sweeter side, this lavender martini certainly won’t disappoint. Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, throw in some ice and shake well for at least 30 seconds. Don’t forget to garnish with a few sprigs of fresh lavender as well.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

Pineapple Coconut Martini

Ingredients: Pineapple juice, gin, coconut rum, vanilla extract, lime juice, lillet

Try this fruity martini cocktail featuring delicious pineapple juice, which is sure to please everyone’s taste palette. Serve with something on the salty side such as pretzels or mixed nuts.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

Marshmallow Martini

Ingredients: Fluffed marshmallow vodka, Tres Leches liqueur, white chocolate Godiva liqueur, half and half, gin

Okay, we know it’s not quite Christmas yet, but this yummy marshmallow martini just couldn’t wait until December (or even July). Made with delicious marshmallow vodka, it’s a rich beverage that isn’t exactly ideal if you’re watching those calories.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

Grapefruit Martini

Ingredients: Gin, St Germain liqueur, grapefruit juice, grapefruit wedge, thyme

Combine all of the ingredients into a shaker with some ice, then pour through a strainer directly into a martini glass. If you’re feeling extra creative, rim the glass with the wedge for additional flavour.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

Raspberry Limeade Martini

Ingredients: Raspberry or plain vodka, lemonade, raspberry garnish, lime or lemon slice

With only 4 ingredients, this is the perfect cocktail to create if you just don’t have time on your side. Pour the vodka and lemonade into a shaker with a few ice cubes. Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with raspberry, lime or lemon.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

French Pear Martini

Ingredients: St Germain elderflower liqueur, pear vodka, champagne, granulated sugar, lemon wedge, pear

The perfect party cocktail which takes less than 5 minutes to create and tastes absolutely amazing. If you can’t get your hands on pear flavoured vodka, use something which is equally as fruity – no one will even notice the difference!

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

Bachelor’s Button Martini Cocktail

Ingredients: Sugar, water, carnation petals, gin, Lillet Blanc, simple syrup, lemon juice, egg white

So, we’ve left the best until last. This springtime cocktail features all the best parts of a classic cocktail – gin, egg white and carnation petals.

7 Tasty Martini Recipes

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5 Delicious Mint Cocktail Recipes

Whether you’re into a mojito or a classic julep, there’s no denying that mint is the finishing touch to any classic cocktail recipe.

RELATED: TGIF Mint and Cucumber Vodka Cocktail Recipe

Recreate some of these delicious mint cocktails at home, which not only look good, but taste amazing! Serve with light nibbles such as pretzels, crackers or a tasty cheeseboard with a side of fruit.

Sparkling White Wine Sangria

Ingredients: Sparkling white wine, cucumber, melon, mint, basil, lime, sugar, grapes, basil, rum, sparkling water

Who can say no to a delicious glass of sangria, especially on a warm, sunny day? Not us! Create this tasty version of a classic  which is on the lighter side  and is perfect for anyone who doesn’t love red wine.

5 Delicious Mint Cocktail Recipes

Pineapple Mojito

Ingredients: Pineapple, mint, sugar, white rum, lime, club soda

Try this sweet mojito featuring pineapple, mint and a hint of white rum. Great if you have a major sweet tooth, or simply want something a little naughty for an afternoon cocktail. The mint keeps the entire drink cool and fresh, especially amongst all of the sugar.

5 Delicious Mint Cocktail Recipes

Champagne with Lemon Sorbet and Mint

Ingredients: Champagne, mint, lemon sorbet, mint leaves, soda water, ice cubes

Give a standard glass of champagne some flavour with lemon and mint sorbet. The result? A refreshing drink which is easy to create and doesn’t take longer than 5 minutes!

5 Delicious Mint Cocktail Recipes

Cucumber Mint Gimlet

Ingredients: Peeled cucumber, mint, agave nectar, lime, gin

What could be better than a cucumber and mint cocktail? Not much! This refreshing beverage is made with gin, but you could substitute the alcohol for cold water to hydrate during the day.

5 Delicious Mint Cocktail Recipes

Mint Gin and Tonic

Ingredients: Gin, soda water, mint, cucumber, ice cubes

Finally, we’re wrapping it up with a refreshing mint gin and tonic. Don’t forget to add a handful of ice cubes and remember to tear the mint so the entire drink is infused with its flavour.

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7 Delicious Fig Cocktail Recipes 

It looks like the humble fig is definitely having its moment in the spotlight, since there are an abundance of desserts, cocktails, and salad dishes featuring this delicious seasonal fruit.

If you’re prone to a naughty cocktail (or two) by the middle of the week, create these fun and fruity selections which are sure to be a hit.

RELATED: Prosciutto, Fig and Goats Cheese Salad

Fig and Rosemary Cocktail

Ingredients: fig, rosemary, vodka, soda water

First up, a delicious cocktail which features a garnished cocktail, sprigs of rosemary, in a signature vodka soda. Infuse with some of your favourite juice for added flavour.

7 Delicious Fig Cocktail Recipes 

Apple and Fig Sangria

Ingredients: red wine, apple, fig, soda water, pomegranate, brandy, prosecco

Give your sangria a punch of flavour by adding some pomegranate juice to the prosecco and red wine mixture. Just don’t let it stain your clothes!

7 Delicious Fig Cocktail Recipes 

Fig Champagne

Ingredients: fresh figs, prosecco, water, sugar, champagne

Could there be a better match? Infuse your favourite champagne (we’re thinking something rosy and sweet), with a few slices of fresh fig. The taste is unlike anything else you’ve ever tried, and will be a long-time favourite.

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Thyme and Fig Cocktail

Ingredients: pisco, Cointreau, thyme syrup, lime juice, fig, sugar

Just like a traditional brasserie cocktail, without the hefty price-tag! This cocktail is perfect for those who love something a little sweet during happy hour. Serve with something salty to balance out the taste.

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Fig Bourbon Fizz

Ingredients: fresh figs, bourbon, maple syrup, vanilla coconut bitters, lemon juice, ginger beer

A thick, zingy cocktail which features a generous serving of vanilla maple to complement the fruity taste of the fig. The result? Spectacular, plus it also photographs really well.

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Old-Fashioned Fig Cocktail

Ingredients: balsamic vinegar, orange juice, fig, bourbon, maple syrup

Bring some modern life to an old classic by incorporating a few fresh slices of fig. If you want the drink to be extra sweet, add one tablespoon of fig syrup for good measure.

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Blackjack Fig and Whiskey Sour

Ingredients: bourbon, lemon, lime, figs, ice cubes

Finally, wrapping up with an interesting recipe featuring a fusion of sweet and sour flavours, accompanied with 3 ounces of bourbon.

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5 Delicious Aperol Cocktail Ideas

If you love to enjoy the occasional Sunday afternoon cocktail, then you probably know that some of the best include Aperol.

RELATED: 5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

The sweet liqueur combines herbs, roots, an orange peel and rhubarb texture, which is undeniably the taste of summer. If you’re planning to pick up a bottle this weekend, try these Aperol cocktails which won’t disappoint.

Aperol spritz

Ingredients: prosecco, club soda, Aperol, orange peel

We couldn’t start off this cocktail list with none other than the classic aperol spritz. The standard Italian drink is so easy to prepare and is a match made in heaven with a cheeseboard and olives.

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Italian greyhound with rosemary

Ingredients: rosemary, sugar, gin, Aperol, grapefruit juice

For a rosemary infused cocktail, try the classic Italian greyhound, which tastes amazing on a hot and humid day. Don’t forget to rim the glass with rosemary and sugar for extra flavour.

Photo by Karen Tedesco

Bourbon and Aperol peach tea

Ingredients: Bourbon, peach preserves, lemon juice, Aperol, sweet tea, thyme

If you’re a fan of bourbon, then you’re certainly in the right place. This refreshing cocktail works in the warmer weather and will impress any guest!

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The Collinzano

Ingredients: lime juice, lemon juice, Aperol, gin, clib soda

The perfect cocktail, symbolising that both sweet and sour tastes can co-exist, is of course the collinzano. Make sure to keep your lemon and limes at a room temperature to ensure that they are easier to squeeze.

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Aperol spritz float

Ingredients: water, Aperol, sugar, orange zest, prosecco

So nice we had to mention it twice? This has a slight twist since there is Aperol sorbet involved… Yes, we just went there.

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7 Non-Cliché Vodka Cocktail Ideas

The standard vodka cocktail is always overdone, and we’re not even going to discuss a vodka lime and soda combination, which isn’t even an option in our books.

RELATED: TGIF 5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Impress your friends and show off your skills with these vodka cocktails which taste amazing and are also unique!

Rosemary and lemon vodka fizz

Ingredients: vodka, rosemary syrup, sparkling water, rosemary

This tangy cocktail is infused with lemon and a sprig of rosemary for a unique taste, which everyone is sure to enjoy.

7 Non-Cliché Vodka Cocktail Ideas

Pink petal vodka

Ingredients: rose syrup, vodka, pink rose petals, rose water, tonic, pink food colouring

These pretty pink drinks are perfect for a girls night out, and taste delicious! If you don’t have any pink petals around, don’t worry, it still looks amazing for Instagram.

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Whipped vodka and club soda

Ingredients: club soda, whipped vodka, lime

Okay, well we may have lied about the vodka lime and soda, but this one is for the friend who always orders one! The taste is so much smoother, minus all the extra calories.

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Vodka, lemon and lavender cocktail

Ingredients: sugar cubes, cold water, vodka, lemon juice, lavender

If you’ve followed a few of our cocktail ideas before, then you probably know that lavender is a must-have for any pretty beverage. Combine the water, sugar and lavender in a saucepan over medium heat, and prepare the syrup for this tasty drink.

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Plum vodka spritzer

Ingredients: lemon plums, sugar, water, vodka, club soda

Use fresh plums for ultimate flavour and combine with cold water and smooth vodka for the ultimate summer cocktail.

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Bittersweet greyhound

Ingredients: grapefruit juice, vodka, campari, water, sugar

This one has already become our new favourite drink. It’s a great alternative to the vodka lime and cranberry combination. Sugar the rim of the glass for a kick of sweet and savoury flavour!

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Arancello

Ingredients: arancello (lemon fizzy drink), vodka, oranges, sugar, water

This fabulous cocktail is technically cheating, since it’s a mix of liqueurs for the friend who can’t make up their mind! The result? A yummy infusion of sour arancello with smooth vodka.

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