Making fancy cocktails always puts us in a good mood but sometimes you don't feel like mixing up an elaborate drink just to quench our cocktail craving. Luckily, it doesn't have to be complicated! To celebrate World Cocktail Day, we rounded up our favourite simple recipes that take the hard work out of bartending, so you can spend more time with your guests.
Toast the evening with this delicious and simple cocktail made with champagne, pomegranate juice and seeds. You'll be delighted by the sparkly flavour!
A light and refreshing option!
There's nothing better than sitting by the campfire with one of these in hand.
This French-inspired sipper is so easy to make.
Prepare for a blast of flavour! This pink smoke cocktail is made with tequila, cranberry juice and strawberries. It's great for enjoying poolside.
Perfect for summer! A delicious combination of fruity and floral, this is made with gin, grapefruit juice and tonic water. It's great for patio sipping.
Honeydew melon in a bevvy?! Yes, please! This tasty drink is actually alcohol-free, making it a great option for anyone of any age who wants to join in on the Pride celebrations. Sweet, minty and a whole lot of fun, this drink is perfect for the hottest summer day!
This sangria gets its smokiness from the jalapenos and the sweetness comes from grapefruit and orange liquor.
A sparkling cocktail inspired by the novel, Summer of My Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews. Enjoy this refreshing drink all summer long.
Switch up the gin for tequila in this classic drink.
A mojito with a twist!
This fizzy spring-forward cocktail uses a rhubarb saffron shrub—shrubs are a form of drinking vinegar made with fresh fruits—since rhubarb is starting to come into season and has a great tartness to it, let it sit in some sugar, with its natural juices diluting the sugar. Adding some saffron adds a great depth of flavour.
This spritz-y beverage can be had as a late brunch cocktail like the classic French 75.
The perfect punch for your brunch bunch. Bubbly rosé and tangy grapefruit come together for a delicious pitcher drink.
Make your own vegan version of jelly at home using guava nectar, agar powder, lime and tequila. Serve these at your next party and watch them disappear!
Aquafaba cocktails are becoming all the rage in bars around the globe. Aquafaba provides a wonderful froth and texture, and we promise you won’t miss the raw egg white that’s typically used. This Whisky Sour recipe is sweet, tangy and just as frothy as the real thing. We infused a bottle of whisky with four to five lavender sprigs the night before to create a subtle floral aroma and taste.
This ginger and citrus-infused drink is perfect for sharing with friends on a patio.
Whisky and grapefruit come together for the perfect drink!
An easy way to incorporate fruits in your cocktail is by the way of infusion—infusion just means soaking an ingredient in another and letting the flavours extract. Strawberries have great floral sweetness and take really well to infusion, especially for a premium quality tequila. A little bit of agave syrup to add sweetness but not too much, and paired with a fruit-infused salt is the perfect start to a pretend-it’s-summer cocktail.
With a green tomato puree, some cucumber juice and a squeeze of lemon— it’s the ‘healthier’ version of your classic Bloody Mary. This is a fun, savoury cocktail with a ‘load up your greens’ option for a garnish. Paired with a bit of vodka. this drink is deliciously refreshing.
Portugal’s version of the classic gin and tonic, this cocktail is tasty, balanced and refreshing.
This gin and tonic is all about the presentation.