It may be past the season for long, boozy brunches, let-your-hair-down work functions and 'I need to have a drink in my hand at all times to get through this' long lunches but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a cocktail or two! 

This means that the need for tasty alcoholic beverages is still in high demand so we've written up a guide on how to make the best, most creative and fun cocktails you could ever imagine drinking (okay we might have exaggerated a bit but we'll leave that up to you to decide). 

From cocktail ice to drink dispensers, with a few recipes mixed in for good measure, we have you covered with all the products you most definitely, absolutely need for cocktail making. 

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Cocktail Making 101

Avanti Stainless Steel Ice Cube Set of 4 

Keep your drinks cool without diluting them with the Avanti Ice Cube Set Stainless Steel - 4 Piece Set. These cubes are filled with an inner coolent that freezes to keep your drinks chilled for longer, perfect for those hot summer nights....if summer ever gets here!

Features:

  • Made from stainless steel
  • Set of 4
  • Food safe freezing gel inside
  • Won't dilute your drinks
  • Hand wash recommended
  • Dimensions: 2.5cm x 2.5cm x 2.5cm
AVANTI  Stainless Steel Ice Cube Set Of 4

 Avanti Art Deco Cocktail Shaker

Make sure your cocktails are perfect every single time with the Avanti Art Deco Cocktail Shaker. Made with stainless steal so you're guaranteed to be shaking and stirring cocktails for many parties to come, this shaker will make sure you haven't put too much tequila or too little gin! 

With a strainer in the lid for an easy pour, everyone will soon be jealous of your awesome cocktail making skills. 

 Features:

  • Capacity: 700ml
  • Stainless Steel Beaker
  • Strainer in Lid
  • Hand Wash Recommended

BarCraft  Cocktail Tool Set 3pc Brass Gift Boxed

Treat your guests to a cocktail made with the BarCraft Cocktail Tool Set 3pc Brass Gift Boxed. Perfectly made out of high-quality and durable stainless steel with a brass finish for extra style and sophistication, this set is ideal for the entertainer in your life. Guaranteed to have you making tasty cocktails in no time, this set is easy to clean and comes gift boxed.

 Features:

  • Made from stainless steel
  • Brass finish 
  • Acacia wood details 
  • Gift boxed 
  • Hand wash recommended
  • Set includes 1 x measuring jigger, 1 x cocktail strainer, 1 x muddler 

Ecology Classic Margarita 340ml - 4 Piece

Once you've nailed your cocktail making, it only makes sense to serve it in something equally as pretty! 

Made from crystalline glass, these cocktail beauties will bring a touch of old school glamour back into your household. Free from lead and resistant to chipping, these glasses feature a classic margarita shape that allows your drink to sit perfectly. Sipping your cocktail out of this glass automatically gives you a sophisticated air! 

 Features:

  • Made from crystalline glass
  • Set of 4
  • Capacity: 340ml (each glass)
  • Featuring a classic design 
  • Dishwaser top rack only

ECOLOGY Classic Marguerita 340ml - 4 Piece

Recipes 

Passion Fruit Martini

Tasting (and looking) like you should be on a beach somewhere, this cocktail is bursting with zingy flavours and is guaranteed to keep you cool and hydrated. 

Ingredients
Serves: 2 

  • 2 ripe passion fruits, halved 
  • 60ml vanilla vodka 
  • 30ml passoa 
  • 1 tbsp lime juice 
  • 1 tbsp sugar syrup 
  • Prosecco, to serve 

Preparation

1. Scoop the seeds from one of the passion fruits into the glass of a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, passoa, lime juice and sugar syrup. 

2. Add a handful of ice and shake well. Strain into 2 martini glasses and top up with prosecco, then add half a passion fruit to each. 

3. Serve immediately. 

Passion fruit martinis

Pink Gin Iced Tea 

Perfect for sharing in a jug, this cocktail is super refreshing and will keep you nice and hydrated during outdoor garden parties and park picnics. 

Ingredient
Serves: 6 

  • 1 chamomile tea bag 
  • 100ml pink gin
  • 100ml spiced rum 
  • 100ml elderflower cordial 
  • 100ml pink grapefruit juice 
  • Ice 
  • Thyme sprigs, to garnish 

Preparation

1. Brew the chamomile tea bag with 500ml boiling water, steep for 2-3 minutes or following pack instructions. Remove the bag and leave to cool for 5 minutes. 

2. Pour into a large jug or drink dispenser with pink gin, rum, elderflower cordial and juice. 

3. Add ice and stir, then add the thyme sprigs and stir again before serving. 

Pink Gin Iced Tea

Bloody Mary 

Ingredients
Serves: 2

  • Large handful of ice 
  • 100ml vodka 
  • 500ml tomato juice 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, plus 2 slices to serve 
  • Few shakes of Worcestershire sauce 
  • Few shakes of Tabasco sauce 
  • Pinch of celery salt 
  • Pinch of black pepper 
  • 2 celery sticks, to serve

Preparation 

1. Place the ice in a large jug and measure the vodka, tomato juice and lemon juice before pouring it straight onto the ice. 

2. Add 3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco (or more if you're about that spice life) and a pinch of celery, as well as a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until the outside of the jug feels cold, then strain the cocktail into 2 tall glasses. 

3. Top up with fresh ice, add a celery stick and a lemon slice to both glasses and enjoy immediately. 

Bloody Mary

 

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