5 COCKTAILS TO TRY AT HOME

2 May 2020


One of the things I have been wanting to do during the lockdown is cocktail making so I thought I would share the ones I have been making with my mum. If you like the look of any of these then I'd love it if you had a go at making them and tagged me in photos! My social media handles are below.

Sangria - 1 Jug (4 Glasses)


This is one of my absolute faves in the summer and reminds me of holiday so have been loving it in lockdown! 

You will need:
50ml Brandy
Spoonful of sugar
A third of a bottle of red wine
Your favourite fruit
Ice
Cloudy Lemonade

How to make
1. First of all, you will need to pour 50m of brandy into the jug, followed by some sugar to keep it sweet.
2. Then add a third of a bottle of red wine to your jug. We used a Shiraz but you can use whichever wine you like.
3. Next, add your favourite fruit and some ice to the jug. We usually use strawberries and oranges but we used limes on this occasion because we didn't have oranges.
4. Finally, fill the rest of the jug with cloudy lemonade!

Strawberry Daquiri - 1 Glass



When I have asked people what their favourite cocktails are, a lot have them have said strawberry daquiri and I can see why!

You will need:
50ml rum
Spoonful of sugar
Half a lime
50g frozen strawberries
50g fresh strawberries
A blender

How to make
1. Add 50ml of rum to the blender. We used spiced rum but daquiris are usually made with white rum. You can use either or.
2. Next, add your spoonful of sugar and squeeze the juice from half a lime into the mix.
3. Add your frozen and fresh strawberries then blend! The frozen strawberries are to make it ice cold without actually using ice.
4. To make it look more insta-worthy, you wedge a strawberry onto the side of the glass too. We also used a lime here too.

Aperol Spritz - 1 Glass



This is a classic cocktail and another one of my favourites! Our holiday to Rome was cancelled due to the lockdown so I have just been pretending I'm there by drinking Aperol.

You will need:
50ml Aperol
100ml Prosecco
Ice
Soda Water
Slice of orange (optional)

How to make
1. Firstly, add 50ml of Aperol into your wine glass.
2. Then add 100ml of prosecco, followed by ice.
3. Top up the rest of the glass with soda water and then stir!
4. Add your slice of orange if you have it.

Limoncello Spritz - 1 Glass



Another Italian classic that I discovered in Sorrento, the home of Limoncello. You can read about my trip to Sorrento in my Sorrento 2018 post. Making these is very similar to how you would make the Aperol Spritz.

You will need:
50ml Limoncello
100ml Prosecco
Soda Water
Ice
Slice of Lemon (optional)

How to make
1. Add 50ml of Limoncello to your wine glass.
2. Then, add 100ml of prosecco into the mix, followed by ice and your slice of lemon if you have it.
3. Finally, fill the rest of the glass with soda water and stir!

Bramble - 1 Glass



This is one of my favourites to order when I'm out for drinks so why not recreate it in the house? It's a gin-based cocktail usually made with crème de mure (blackberry liquer) but we have used Chambord instead which is what they use in a jammy doughnut cocktail!

You will need:
50ml of gin
25ml lemon juice
Ice
25ml Chambord
Any fruit you would like to garnish the bramble with (optional)

How to make:
1. If you have a cocktail shaker, add 50ml of gin into the shaker. If not, just use your glass and add the ice first.
2. Add 25ml of Chambord to the mix, followed by 25ml of lemon juice.
3. Shake in the cocktail shaker if you have one.
4. If you used a shaker then add ice to your glass (crushed if possible, or just regular ice cubes) and pour the mix into your glass over the ice.
5. Add any fruit to the side of the glass to garnish your bramble if you wish.

If you liked the look of one of these cocktails or more and would like to recreate them then please tag me on social media! Let me know if you liked this post and I will make a part 2 with some more cocktails as I had so much fun making this one. Also, let me know what your favourite cocktails are and any you'd like to see in a possible part 2.

Also a huge shout out to my mum for helping me make and drink the cocktails!

Happy cocktail making. Cheers!

Find out what else I've been up to in What I've Been Doing During the Lockdown.

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40 comments

  1. love the sound of a Limoncello Spritz, will be sure to try that one first!! looking forward to a part 2🌟

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    1. Yes, it's so good! Thank you, can't wait to see your cocktail creations, be sure to tag me! :) xx

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  2. I am not a gin drinker but I think I'll give it a go! Thanks for the recipes.

    www.susanberkkoch.com/blog

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    1. Would love to see photos if you make any, you can tag my social media linked in the blog☺️

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  3. Nice blog & thanks for the incredible cocktails

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  4. Oooh these all sound lovely! I'm definitely keen to try the Bramble x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Yesss it’s one of my favourites! It’s definitely better with creme de mure but chambord is easier to access x

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  5. That limoncello spritz looks beautifully refreshing; the perfect thing to sit out by the creek with!

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  6. Gin Bramble is my favourite drink, I will definitely will give it a go at home! Thanks do much for sharing the recipe.

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  7. Mmm I’m definitely going to get some Aperol after reading this! I love cocktails so much ☺️

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    1. Me too! Just have to treat yourself at the moment!🤪

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  8. These all sound absolutely delicious! You defintely can't beat a strawberry daquiri, or the limoncello spritz. Getting summmer vibes from these!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy’s Antics

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  9. These all look so refreshing and delicious, especially the Aperol and Limoncello Spritz. Makes me want to sit outside and drink some cocktails!

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    1. They are definitely all good! Tried and tested :)

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  10. I do love a good cocktail! Sangria is definitely on my list to make this summer so I can pretend I'm in Spain and not my garden!

    Lauren | https://www.laurenyloves.co.uk/

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    1. We are definitely doing the same thing at my house with the Sangria!

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  11. YUM! I love limoncello, sangria and a bramble. I find daiquiris a bit to sweet for me but the rest of them look amazing. I love that you and your mum have been making cocktails together at home, sounds so fun x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like the look of them :) it was a lot of fun making them!x

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  12. Oh what a great list of cocktails! Thanks for sharing. I will have to try some of these while I am stuck at home!

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  13. I’m not a massive drinker so only have an alcoholic drink a few times a year but I do enjoy cocktails when I do drink so these are great ideas xx

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    1. Yeah they are nice to have as a treat, especially of they don’t taste like alcohol xx

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  14. These look refreshingly delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipes!

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  15. Sangria looks delicious I would love to make it. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  16. YESSS I love cocktails, I've been making different ones at home too!
    Rosie
    loverosiee.co.uk

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    1. Oooh would love to see the ones you have been making :)

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  17. Oooh these cocktails sound delicious!

    Love, Amie ❤️

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  18. These look and sound great, thanks for all the great recipes xx

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  19. Thanks for sharing these :) I'm looking forward to having an Aperol Spritz soon :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  20. Love this!! I'm obsessed with trying cocktails and it's nice to be able to mans homemade ones to enjoy during lockdown.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

    Stay wonderful!

    Louna x - www.Burstsofautumn.com

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