Drinks

Heston Blumethal's summer punch, fruity holiday cocktails, a classic Bloody Mary– you'll find all the latest trends in our drinks section. Whether you're a prosecco fan or love a virgin cocktail, we've got a great selection of beverage ideas for entertaining with friends. Check out our features on top gins for the perfect G&T this summer or get making our delicious Caipirinha cocktail. Struggling with a hangover? We've got a fab natural hangover smoothie recipe to ease that sore head. For the tee-total amongst you, there are stacks of alcohol-free drinks ideas too from malted chocolate shakes to refreshing mocktails.

See also: Afternoon teaCocktail recipesGin cocktailsWineCoffee

  • Top tipples for Christmas

    Top tipples for Christmas

    Christmas, so they say, is the time to be merry. But with an endless selection of beverages to choose from in the supermarkets and off licenses it…

  • Negroni cocktail recipe

    Negroni cocktail recipe

    Ingredients (makes 1) 30ml gin30ml sweet vermouth30ml Campari1 sliver orange peelMethodFill a rocks glass with ice. Pour the spirits over the top and…

  • Malted chocolate shakes

    Malted chocolate shakes

    Ingredients (makes 2)1 large tub of good quality chocolate ice cream (500ml)250mls milk4 tbs malt powder10 chocolate chip cookiesMethodPlace all the…

  • Espresso martini cocktail recipe

    Espresso martini cocktail recipe

    Ingredients (makes 1) 1 shot espresso1 shot vodka½ shot sugar syrup*Method Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass or espresso cup.*sugar…

  • Milky Way cocktail recipe

    Milky Way cocktail recipe

    Ingredients (Serves 1)30ml Stolichnaya vanilla vodka10ml Kahlua10ml Frangelico5ml toffee liqueur50ml creamMethodShake in a cocktail shaker or jar…

  • New Year's Eve cocktail magic

    New Year's Eve cocktail magic

    What better way to get your New Year’s Eve party off to a cracking start than mixing up some cracking cocktails? Check out these two top tipples…

  • Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine

    Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine

    And sherry, port, bubbly... Whether it’s to set your turkey off to perfection or to add some sparkle to a family gathering, wine is an important…

  • Cocoa and vanilla smoothie

    Ingredients (Serves 1)200ml semi skimmed milk200g vanilla yogurt2 whole wheat cereal biscuits1 tsp cocoaMethodPlace all the ingredients in a…

  • Strawberry Milkshake recipe

    Ingredients3 oz semi-skimmed milk6 oz of good quality vanilla ice cream2 oz of whipped cream to top5-6 large strawberries1 Maraschino…

  • Passion flower cocktail recipe

    Ingredients (serves 1)25ml Rubicon Mango juice drink25ml Rubicon Passion fruit juice drinkTop with champagneMethodPour all into chilled champagne…

  • Margarita cocktail recipe

    Ingredients (Serves 1)7 parts tequila4 parts Cointreau or triple sec liqueur3 parts fresh lime or lemon juiceSlice of limeSaltRub a slice of lime…

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