Earl Grey Aquavit Spritz

Earl Grey Aquavit Spritz

The mellow, floral sweetness of the honey syrup pairs perfectly a touch of lemon in this earl grey tea-infused spritz cocktail. Recipe by Ashtin Berry, Food & Wine.

Makes 12

What you’ll need…

  • 750ml aquavit
  • 1 lemon peel strip
  • 2 tbsp Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 178ml fresh lemon juice
  • 178ml honey simple syrup
  • 118ml water
  • 8 dashes pear bitters
  • 750ml (3 cans) No. 1 Sparkling White
  • Garnish: Lemon and pear slices

How to make it…

  1. In a large pitcher, add 474ml Earl Grey–infused aquavit.
  2. Stir in lemon juice, honey simple syrup, water, and bitters.
  3. Refrigerate until chilled, 2 hours or up to overnight.
  4. Just before serving, stir in No. 1 Sparkling White carefully, so not to over fizz/spill.
  5. Serve over crushed ice in rocks glasses.
  6. Garnish servings with lemon and pear slices.
  7. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Making tea infused aquavit…

  1. In a large bowl, stir together aquavit, lemon peel strip, and tea leaves.
  2. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature 20 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into another large measuring cup or bowl; discard solids.
  4. Repeat straining procedure.
  5. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 months.

Making Honey Syrup…

Combine honey and 2 tbsp. hot water in a lidded container like a jar; cover and shake to dissolve honey.

Brandy Apple Fizz

brand apple fizz cocktail

Brandy Apple Fizz… the perfect way to warm up on a cool, fall evening.

Serves 2

What you’ll need…
  • 178ml No. 1 Sparkling White Wine
  • 114ml Brandy
  • 178ml Apple Cider
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish: Dried wheel of apple and citrus

How to make it…

  1. In a tumbler glass, add a few ice cubes.
  2. Add the brandy, apple cider, lemon juice and maple syrup.
  3. Give the contents a stir to mix well.
  4. Top up the glass with No. 1 Sparkling White.
  5. Garnish with a dried apple wheel and dried citrus wheel. 
  6. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Rosé Cooler

This Rosé cooler is from Colonel Fox, a dry gin company based in London, and also calls for elderflower spritz and merle cassis.

Serves 4 – 6

What you’ll need…

  • 20ml Colonel Fox London dry gin
  • 20ml No. 3 Rosé
  • 20ml apple juice
  • 10ml Merlet Cassis
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Wild Elderflower spritz
  • Garnish: Wheel of citrus fruit

How to make it…

  1. Put some ice to a glass
  2. Add the gin, No. 3 Rosé, apple juice, Merlet Cassis, and lemon juice over the ice.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Top up the glass with Wild Elderflower spritz and serve.
  5. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Strawberry Spritz

strawberry spritz cocktail

Try this thirst quenching Strawberry White Wine Spritz for that perfect for summer cocktail.

Serves 4

What you’ll need…
  • 12 Fresh strawberries
  • 355ml No. 4 White
  • 125ml Vodka
  • 4 tbsp Simple syrup
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 180ml Soda Water
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish: Sprigs of fresh mint leaves

How to make it…

  1. Divide the strawberries between each of the glasses.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of the simple syrup to each of the glasses, along with the lemon juice.
  3. Mash together using either a muddler or a handle of a wooden spoon.
  4. Add ice to each of the glasses.
  5. Divide the No. 4 White between each of the glasses.
  6. Top up each glass with soda water.
  7. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint leaves.
  8. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Making Simple Syrup…

To make simple sugar, heat equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Let cool completely before using.

Limoncello Spritz

limoncello spritz cocktail

The Limoncello Spritz is the perfect zesty Italian cocktail for a day in the sun.

Serves 2

What you’ll need…

How to make it…

  1. Add some ice to a wine glass
  2. Divide the Limoncello between the two glasses.
  3. Top both glasses up with No. 1 Sparkling White.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel and drink.
  5. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Saint-Florent

Saint-Florent cocktail

An easy-drinking aperitif made slightly more potent with the addition of gin. We’ve adapted Bon Appétit’s recipe.

Serves 8

What you’ll need…
  • ¼ cup clover honey (for the honey syrup)
  • 1½ cups gin
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup Aperol or Cappelletti Angostura bitters
  • 750ml (3 cans) No. 1 Sparkling White Wine
  • Garnish: 8 dried lemon wheels

How to make it…

  1. In two tumblers, add a couple of ice cubes.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine 6 tbsp gin, 3 tbsp fresh lime juice, 2 tbsp Aperol, 1 tbsp honey syrup, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.
  3. Fill shaker with ice.
  4. Cover and shake for about 30 seconds.
  5. Strain into 2 tumbler glasses.
  6. Top off each with No. 1 Sparkling White.
  7. Garnish with a dried lemon wheel.
  8. Repeat three more times to use all the ingredients.
  9. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Making Honey Syrup…

Combine honey and 2 tbsp. hot water in a lidded container like a jar; cover and shake to dissolve honey.

Frozen Hula Hoop

Frozen Hula Hoop cocktail

One Hula of a drink… a sweet-tart blend of pineapple, raspberry, and lemon adds fresh fruit flavour to this slushy frozen drink from Erick Castro spiked with white rum, Aperol, and dry red wine

Serves 4 – 6

What you’ll need…
  • 6 cups ice cubes
  • 140ml White Rum
  • 140ml Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 92ml plus 2 tbsp Raspberry Syrup
  • 70ml No. 5 Red Wine
  • 132ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbps Aperol
  • Garnish: Edible orchids, raspberries, lemon wheel

How to make it…

  1. Process ice cubes, rum, pineapple juice, raspberry syrup, wine, lemon juice, and Aperol in a blender until smooth

  2. Pour evenly into tumbler glasses.
  3. 
Garnish with pineapple fronds, orchids, and raspberries.
  4. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Make ahead…

Cocktail can be frozen up to 3 days. Let thaw until slushy, about 15 minutes; stir well before serving.

Naughty Jack-O Lantern Float

Naughty Jack-O Lantern Float Cocktail

Not for everyone, but we have made the kids Jack-O Lantern Float a little bit naughty!

Serves 4

What you’ll need…
  • 4 scoops Vanilla ice cream (scoop per glass)
  • 500ml (2 cans) No. 4 White
  • 660ml (2 cans) Orange Soda / Fanta
  • Garnish: Halloween gummy sweets (optional). Cut black card shapes to stick to the glasses.

How to make it…

  1. For the spooky faces: Cut shapes from black card and stick on the outer part of the glasses. 
  2. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to each glass.
  3. Add half a can of No. 4 White wine to each glass.
  4. Top up each glass with half a can of Orange Soda (Fanta).
  5. Garnish with gummy eyeball sweets or any other Halloween paraphernalia.
  6. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Witches’ Brew Black Sangria

Witches' Brew Black Sangria cocktail

Double, double toil and trouble. We have adapted fedandfit.com Witches’ Brew Black Sangria recipe with our cans of wine.

Serves 6 – 8

What you’ll need…
  • 118ml Cherry Juice (tart rather than sweet)
  • 118ml Pomegranate Juice
  • 750ml (3 cans) No. 5 Red
  • 118ml Orange Juice
  • 710ml Ginger Beer
  • Ice cubes (crushed/broken)
  • Garnish: Pomegranate seeds
To decorate the glass…
  • 118ml Cherry Juice (tart rather than sweet)
  • 2 tbsp Honey

How to make it…

  1. To make the sangria, in a large pitcher/jug, combine the Cherry juice, Pomegranate juice, No. 5 Red, Orange juice and Ginger Beer. Give this a gentle stir and put it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
  2. For the Candied Blood Rim glasses, add 118ml Cherry Juice and 2 tbsp Honey to a saucepan. Simmer for about 15 minutes on a low heat until it has thickened. Put this to one side and let it cool before decorating.
  3. Once cooled, dip each glass into candied blood mixture and let it drip down the side.
  4. When ready to serve, add a some crushed ice to each glass and fill the glass with sangria.
  5. To garnish, top each drink with pomegranate seeds. 
  6. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Bold Chieftain

sip me bold chieftain

One for an autumnal evening. It will certainly warm the cockles up… the Bold Chieftain. 

Serves 1

What you’ll need…
  • 25ml Whiskey
  • 25ml Orange Liqueur (Triple Sec)
  • 250ml (1 can) No. 1 Sparkling White
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish: Orange peel

How to make it…

  1. Add ice cubes to the glass.
  2. Next, add the whiskey and orange liqueur.
  3. Top it up with the No. 1 Sparkling White.
  4. Garnish with a piece of orange peel.
  5. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.