3 cocktail recipes to effectively enjoy World Cocktail Day

Celebrating the day the wonderful and not so humble cocktail was created, here’s three recipes to explore in honour of it.

It’s almost World Cocktail Day, and there’s no time to lose! Armed with three super easy and delicious recipes, there’s no better excuse to glam up your house party. 

Using premium alcohol such as Bombay Sapphire, Martini, and Grey Goose, it’s the perfect recipe for a fun time. For a little history on World Cocktail Day, it was on May 13, 1806 that the first definition of a cocktail was published. 

And here we are, centuries later, still experimenting, creating our mixes, and getting in the spirit with the perfect tipples such as a Bombay Sapphire French 75 and Martini Garibaldi, preceded by a refreshing concoction such as Grey Goose Aperitivo Expresso. There’s truly nothing like the classics that stand the test of time and evolving palates.

To start things off, what better than a delightful midday aperitif? The coffee and vodka marrying tonic water and orange zest combination makes it the perfect refresher to especially sunny afternoons. 

An interesting take on the wartime classic cocktail is the French 75. Bombay Sapphire is combined with freshly squeezed tangy lemon juice, balanced with sweet sugar syrup, then lengthened with Martini Prosecco. It’s an elegant, refined, smooth and uplifting tipple, perfect for any celebration.

Perfect for those summer evenings! Fluffy OJ and Martini Fiero meet in a delicious cocktail, that’s honestly best explained through a glass of it. 

If this hasn’t gotten you on the edge of your seat then, nothing will! Cheers to a great cocktail celebration. 

Aperitivo Espresso

An apertif is essentially the appetizer of the cocktail world, and is usually taken before meals.
An apertif is essentially the appetizer of the cocktail world, and is usually taken before meals.

Ingredients 

  • 1 part Grey Goose
  • 1 part unsweetened coffee
  • 2 parts tonic water

Method 

  • Build Grey Goose and Coffee over ice, top it up with Tonic Water and give it a quick stir. 
  • Garnish with an orange slice.

French 75

This is probably as fresh as a cocktail gets, and you won't be able to stop at one.
This is probably as fresh as a cocktail gets, and you won’t be able to stop at one.

Ingredients

  • 1 part Bombay Sapphire
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • ½ part sugar syrup
  • 2 parts martini prosecco

Method 

  • Shake all ingredients and strain into a champagne flute. 
  • Garnish with a mint bouquet

Garibaldi

Who can refuse a punchy glass of a sour cocktail? Fluffy oj for life.
Who can refuse a punchy glass of a sour cocktail? Fluffy OJ for life.

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ part MARTINI fiero
  • 4 parts fresh orange juice
  • 3 basil leaves
  • Pinch Salt

Method 

  • Shake everything without ice vigorously (Fluffy OJ is the goal!). Fine strain into a highball glass with ice. 
  • Garnish with an orange wedge.
  • Alternatively, shake with ice and serve in a cocktail coupette

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