The Recipes You’ll Need This World Cocktail Day

The Recipes You'll Need This World Cocktail Day

World Cocktail Day takes place on the 13th of May this year. It marks the day in 1806 when the first definition of a cocktail was published in the New York tabloid ‘The Balance and Columbian Repository’. It was defined as “stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters.”

Since this beautiful day, our summer parties, bottomless brunches and nights out have been blessed with the fruity alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverages. 

But, times are tough. With bills and the cost of living soaring, even two for one cocktail deals don’t taste as sweet as they used to. With Epoints you can get the savings you deserve on all the ingredients needed to DIY your own cocktails and mocktails.

1. Long Island Iced Tea

To make this cocktail with plenty to share, you’ll need the following ingredients: 

  • 50ml of Vodka
  • 50ml of Tequila
  • 50ml of Rum
  • 50ml of London Dry Gin
  • 50ml of Triple Sec
  • 50ml of lime juice
  • 500ml of Cola
  • Ice

 One great thing about cocktails is that there are not many steps involved. All you have to do is find a big enough container, pour it all together, give it a good mix or a shake with a cocktail shaker and serve!

2. Pornstar Martini

According to The Cocktail Society, the Pornstar Martini is Britain’s favourite cocktail. So there’s no doubt that you’ll all be wanting this recipe. For a single cocktail, you will need:

  • 35ml Vodka
  • 15ml of Passoa Liqueur
  • 10ml Vanilla Syrup 
  • One Passionfruit
  • 15ml Lime Juice
  • Ice 
  • 50ml of Prosecco (or Champagne). 

Scoop out the inside of the passion fruit and combine it with all the ingredients in a shaker except the prosecco. Once you have shaken the ingredients, pour them into a glass, top this up with prosecco and add a slice of passionfruit to serve.

3. Mojito

The Mojito is another hugely popular cocktail. With ingredients that you either have in your cupboard or are easy to get your hands on! You will need: 

  • One and a half Limes (cut into wedges)
  • 20 fresh Mint Leaves
  • Two and a half teaspoons of Sugar
  • Ice
  • 65ml of White Rum
  • A dash of Soda Water. 

Firstly put the mint, sugar, and lime into a glass and crush with the end of a rolling pin. Then add the ice, pour over the rum and add a dash of soda water to serve!

4. Sex On The Beach

Sex on the beach is a staple cocktail with the bonus of being incredibly easy to make. The ingredients needed to make this cocktail for two are: 

  • Ice
  • 50ml of Vodka
  • 25ml of Peach Schnapps
  • Two juiced Oranges (or orange juice)
  • 50ml of Cranberry juice

As for the method, this one is simple. Just combine all of the ingredients, give it a good mix or a shake, then pour over ice into two glasses.

5. Bellini

Finally, the Bellini is the last cocktail on our list and is the easiest to make. To make this cocktail for up to six people, you will need just two ingredients:

  • 500ml of peach pureé 
  • One bottle of prosecco

This method is simple, all you have to do is pour the pureé into a glass and pour the prosecco on top. 

World Cocktail Day Is For Everyone

Cocktails are versatile; none of the recipes to making them are fixed. You can add as much or as little alcohol as you wish. Mocktails are also just as tasty as their alcoholic alternative. This makes World Cocktail Day an inclusive occasion for young and old with all preferences!

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