If you’re anything like us, you often find you’re great at managing your day-to-day expenses…. until happy hour comes around and all of a sudden the contents of your wallet seem to be emptying itself. Well, why not take things into your own hands? Forget the long islands and forget the margaritas, there’s a whole world out there filled to the brim with boozy and delicious combinations of cocktails that you really ought to be trying out already. So bring out your shakers, blenders and hit the liquor store to stock up your bar, because these cocktail inspirations will have your taste buds craving for days… regardless of your hangover.
The French 75
This beautifully fizzy drink combines gin and champagne with sugar and lemon juice for a classy and citrusy flavour that will take your brunch game to the next level.
Dirty Dr Pepper
Brace yourselves, this take on a childhood favourite involves amaretto, cinnamon whisky and coca cola… trust us, you’ll never miss the original Dr Pepper again.
Forget your boring rum and coke, this fruity combination of rum, lime juice, pineapple juice is topped off with grenadine for a refreshing sweetness that will linger in your mouth.
We can’t guarantee this drink is all that humble; vodka and Aperol is mixed with lemon juice and soda for a seemingly simple yet citrusy delight. Take this drink a notch further by making your own soda to dub yourself the ultimate cocktail connoisseur.
Don’t doubt the inclusion of beer in a cocktail – it is absolutely delicious! Combine rum, a dark stout, ginger juice and lime juice for a bubbly refreshment with a hint of spice.
Simple yet delicious, this cocktail will remind you of a favourite dessert. Mix vodka with fresh apple juice and add a generous sprinkle of cinnamon sugar to top it off.
The perfect drink for a hot day; shake together with ice some cognac, lemon juice and strawberry syrup. Pour it into a glass and top it up with chilled sparkling wine. Delicious!
This creamy concoction will take you right back to the seaside. Create this by blending together Baileys, bananas, coconut puree and agave syrup (or a sweetener of your choice).
For a rich taste, shake together bourbon, lemon juice and honey syrup (made by mixing equal parts honey and hot water until smooth). Enjoy!