Cocktails to try this Easter

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Where to drink this Easter in the city of london
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Here’s our list of some cocktails to try this Easter. Why not give them a whirl?

ADRIATICO Bianco Amaretto Easter Cocktail

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  • 50 ml ADRIATICO Bianco Amaretto
  • 4 Drops Chocolate Bitter
  • 15 ml Maple Syrup
  • 20ml Lime Juice
  • Cocktail Foamer
  • Chocolate Bar

To decorate your glass: put some pieces of your favourite chocolate bar in a cup to melt in a bain-marie, if needed add a spoonful of coconut butter. Use the melted chocolate to rim your coupette and leave it to cool in the fridge.

Put all your ingredients in a shaker and shake them vigorously, first without ice (dry shaking) to make a fluffy foam. Shake again with some ice cubes. Strain over your decorated coupette.

ADRIATICO Bianco Amaretto: RRP £28.99 for 70 cl. ABV 16%. Available from: AmazonThe Whisky ExchangeMaster of Malt and Eataly

Ingredients

  • 2 Basil leaves
  • 90ml Soda water
  • 60ml Cointreau l’Unique
  • 30ml Fresh lime juice
  • 1 Strawberry hulled and quartered

Method

Muddle the strawberry and basil in the bottom of a glass. Add Cointreau and fresh lime juice with ice and top with soda water. Stir briefly. Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.

Mermaid, Zest My Lemon

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  • 50ml Mermaid Gin
  • 25ml Lemon Syrup
  • 12.5ml Lemon Juice
  • 12.5ml Sugar Syrup
  • 75ml Soy Milk
  • 3 drops Vegan Foamer
  • Dark Chocolate

Combine all ingredients with ice and shake, then fine strain into a chocolate rimmed coupe

Mermaid Gin starts from £41 for 70cl. ABV 42% Available from: John LewisMaster of MaltThe Whisky ExchangeHarvey Nichols, FenwickTesco, M&S, Waitrose, Amazon and Isle of Wight Distillery

The Cotswolds Distillery

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The Cotswolds Distillery is one of only a few distilleries in the UK to produce both whisky and gin. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of The Cotswolds it produces award winning natural spirits made from locally sourced ingredients. Their Cotswolds Cream Liqueur is a blend of fresh cream and Cotswolds Distillery’s award-winning single malt spirit, which is made with locally-grown Cotswolds barley. Like all good cream liqueurs, this is excellent over ice or in a coffee and gives the best excuse to relax by the fire after a long lunch.

Cotswolds Cream Liqueur ABV 17%. Price starts from £24.94 for 70cl bottle. Available from Cotswolds Distillery and Master of Malt

SOMRUS Espresso Martini

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  • 2 parts SOMRUS Coffee
  • 1 part Vodka
  • 1 part Espresso

In an ice-filled shaker, add ingredients and shake. Strain and pour. Garnish with Coffee Beans.

SOMRUS Coffee Cream: ABV:15% | RRP from £19.99 for a 70cl bottle. Both available on Amazon

METAXA Baby Guinness

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A Greek twist on the iconic Irish shot that will help kick start the drinking festivities.

Ingredients

  • ¼ shot of Irish cream
  • ½ shot of coffee liqueur
  • ¼ shot of METAXA 12 Stars

Method

Combine the coffee liqueur and METAXA 12 Stars in a shot glass. Float the Irish cream on top.

METAXA Negroni

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METAXA’s twist on the classic Negroni is the perfect sophisticated cocktail to toast the change of season.

Ingredients

  • 30ml METAXA 12 Stars
  • 30ml Campari
  • 30ml Sweet Vermouth
  • Garnish: Grapefruit zest

Method

Stir all the ingredients with ice. Add a big piece of ice to a lowball glass and pour the cocktail mix in. Garnish with grapefruit zest.

Amarula Chocolate Elephants

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Ingredients

  • 50ml Amarula Cream Liqueur
  • 300g milk chocolate
  • 100g crumbled biscuits
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 1sachet vanilla sugar
  • 2tsp icing sugar
  • 50g cream cheese
  • 50g butter
  • Cocoa and brittle for rolling

Method

Melt the milk chocolate in a bain-marie and then leave to cool. Put the butter, cream cheese, vanilla sugar and icing sugar in a bowl and mix together. Add the Amarula Cream Liqueur, almonds, crumbled biscuits and the cooled chocolate and mix well. Place the finished mixture in the fridge for about an hour. Next form small balls from the mixture and roll them in the cocoa or brittle. Finally, place the finished chocolates in the fridge for an hour and enjoy.

For those with a sophisticated palate looking for something to share over the long weekend, Stauning is perfect after all that chocolate. A simple Danish twist on a classic won’t disappoint whether you’re hosting or saving it for yourself, the Stauning Whisky Sour has an element for everyone: Sweetness, Sourness/bitterness with a strong backbone of Rye. Often shaken with egg white or aquafaba for a vegan option, the pleasant foam looks impressive from a home bar. Try experimenting with a red wine layer spooned in to finish the cocktail.

For those with a sophisticated palate looking for something to share over the long weekend, Stauning is perfect after all that chocolate. A simple Danish twist on a classic won’t disappoint whether you’re hosting or saving it for yourself, the Stauning Whisky Sour has an element for everyone: Sweetness, Sourness/bitterness with a strong backbone of Rye. Often shaken with egg white or aquafaba for a vegan option, the pleasant foam looks impressive from a home bar. Try experimenting with a red wine layer spooned in to finish the cocktail.

Stauning, Danish Whisky

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Ingredients

  • 50ml Stauning Rye
  • 20ml Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • 1 Egg White or 20ml Aquafaba

Method

Add whisky, lemon juice and egg white into a cocktail mixer with ice. Shake well for 15-20 seconds until the mixer is cold. Strain the drink into a lowball glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Price: £61

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Lanique Apple & Rose Spritz

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  • 25ml Lanique,
  • 125ml Sassy Cidre
  • Garnish with sliced apple

Lanique meets Sassy Cidre in a unique but simple take on the Spritz – a serve made for sipping in the sunshine.

Lanique & Lime

50ml Lanique, half a lime freshly squeezed.

Served over lots of crushed ice and garnished with a lime wedge.

A harmony of sweet and sour – the fresh lime balances the natural sweetness of the rose and complements the natural aromas of Lanique. The perfect party drink will ensure everyone is dancing.

Ramsbury’s Raspberry & Wildflower Honey Gin

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Easter is a time to celebrate spring and this mature, dry Gin & Tonic twist from Ramsbury’s Raspberry & Wildflower Honey Gin is a perfect at at-home offering that’s sure to impress with a pop of colour. A blend of natural raspberry juice and luxurious wildflower honey, all sourced from Ramsbury’s Wiltshire Estate is the perfect seasonal offering, or enjoy it in a fizzy cocktail with sparkling wine to really celebrate the occasion.

Suggested Serve

50ml Ramsbury Raspberry & Wildflower Honey Gin

200ml Tonic Water

Berries

Method

Fill a glass with ice, pour in Ramsbury Raspberry & Wildflower Honey Gin, garnish with fruit

Price: £36

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Sip along this Easter to the taste of the Dolce Vita with Amaro Santoni. The award-winning ‘dolce-amaro aperitivo’. Amaro Santoni offers an elegantly light taste of Tuscan summer led by rhubarb and iris with undertones of citrus and olive leaves, which is perfect for cocktail making at home such as the easy and delicious Santoni Negroni.

Suggested Serve

Negroni Rosa
1 part Santoni 1 part Italian Red Vermouth 1 part Gin Orange slice to garnish

Method

Stir Santoni, vermouth, and gin in mixing glass with ice Strain into tumbler and add fresh ice Garnish with orange slice

Price: £25.25

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