Recipe: Spring Tipples

It's that time of year again. The flowers begin to bloom, the days are longer and drinking al fresco is suddenly back in vogue. And why not raise a glass to the arrival of spring with a refreshing tipple? These cocktail recipes are perfect for any lazy afternoon lunch or dinner party and specifically curated to refresh and delight. See our top favourite tipples just perfect for spring...

Vijay's East India Company

  • 50ml Hendricks
  • 10ml Fernet branca
  • 25ml lemon
  • 25ml rosemary and rose syrup
  • 25ml egg white

Blade - Earl Grey Mar-Tea-Ni

  • Infuse Nikka Coffey gin with Teapigs Darjeeling Earl Grey for 24 hours
  • Add De Kuyper Triple Sec, fresh lemon & agave nectar topped off with Abbots and orange bitters
  • Garnish with edible mandarin crisps and star anise for an added citrus sweetness

Honeydew Cocktail from Sopwell House

  • 40ml Midori
  • 15ml Fresh Lime Juice 
  • 20ml Apple Juice 
  • Garnish: Edible flower 

Prepare a martini glass with ice. Add the Midori, fresh lime juice and apple juice to a cocktail shaker and combine. Pour into the prepared glass, garnish with an edible flower and enjoy. 

The Smoky Bloody Mary @ Hyde Bar

  • 60ml Ardbeg Scotch Whisky
  • 90ml British Tomato Juice (or homemade tomato juice if you have leftover tomatoes at home!)
  • 10ml brown rice vinegar
  • 1tbsp brown rice miso paste
  • 1 pinch of smoked sea salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • Handful of dried seaweed

Add all of the ingredients into a tumbler. Stir together with ice. Strain the mixture into an ice-filled highball glass. Lightly wet the rim of the glass and add a sea salt and seaweed rim. Garnish the drink with strips of dried seaweed. Enjoy!

St~Germain Spritz

  • St~Germain – 45ml
  • Martini prosecco or any dry prosecco (cold) – 60ml
  • Topped with sparkling water 
  • Lemon garnish

Built over ice in a cool glass.