In the world of cocktails, there is something undeniably alluring about classic cocktails that have stood the test of time. However, by giving these timeless concoctions a contemporary makeover and adding unexpected ingredients and innovative twists, you can take your cocktail game to new heights.
Coconut Espresso Martini
The Espresso Martini is a beloved after dinner indulgence, seamlessly blending the worlds of coffee and cocktails. Introduce a tropical twist by incorporating the rich creaminess of coconut. Shake vodka (we love Wild Knight Vodka), coffee liqueur, and freshly brewed espresso with ice and then add a splash of coconut cream for a lusciously velvety texture.
Lavender Gin and Tonic
A Gin and Tonic is a staple for those who enjoy the crispness of juniper and the effervescence of tonic water. Take this classic cocktail up a notch with the soothing aroma of lavender. Create a lavender-infused simple syrup by gently heating equal parts water and sugar until dissolved, then adding dried lavender buds. Combine this syrup with gin (one of our favourites is Archangel Gin) and tonic water for a fragrant and elegant drink that captures the essence of a blooming garden.
Spicy Cucumber Margarita
Margaritas are synonymous with summertime and lively gatherings. Elevate this iconic drink by incorporating the refreshing essence of cucumber with a kick of heat. Muddle cucumber slices in the shaker, then add tequila, lime juice, and a splash of agave syrup. To introduce a touch of heat, include a dash of chili-infused simple syrup. Strain over ice and garnish with a cucumber wheel for a contemporary twist that’s both cool and fiery.
In the world of cocktails, curiosity and creativity are your best companions. Don’t be afraid to push boundaries, mix unusual ingredients and let your taste buds be your guide.