Ten cocktail recipes for April
We’ve rounded up 10 recipes for classic cocktails and innovative concoctions you should be sipping in April.
From an acclaimed Cuban serve to a Royal Gin and Tonic in anticipation of the King’s coronation, brands stepped up to the plate to suggest the cocktails that drinkers should be crafting at home this month.
Scroll down to discover 10 serves you can create this April. For March’s round-up, click here.
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Try this classic Bourbon-based serve in a frosted glass to kick off your evening.
- 50ml Never Say Die Bourbon
- 10ml Simple sugar syrup
- 8-10 Mint leaves
- 3 Mint sprigs (for garnish)
Method: Gently muddle the mint and sugar syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice, add the Never Say Die Bourbon, and stir well until the glass is frosted. Garnish with mint sprigs.
Try this mix for a sweeter twist on a Bourbon cocktail.
- 40ml Never Say Die Bourbon
- 20ml Sweet vermouth
- 20ml Campari
- Orange twist (for garnish)
Method: Stir all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into the glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Calling all Aperol lovers, the Jura 10 Years Old offers the ultimate twist on a classic.
- 25ml Jura 10 Years Old
- 25ml Aperol
- Tonic water
- Fresh orange wheel (for garnish)
Method: Fill a Copa glass with ice, combine Jura 10 Years Old and Aperol before topping with tonic water. Mix well, and garnish with a wheel of fresh orange.
Countless celebrities and politicians have enjoyed El Nacional on the veranda of Art Deco Hotel Nacional, where this cocktail was invented.
- 50ml Havana Club Original – Añejo 3 Años
- 20ml Apricot brandy
- 35ml Pineapple juice
- 10ml Sugar syrup
- 3 Pineapple pieces
- Half a lime
Method: Crush the pineapple pieces in a cocktail shaker or container. Add the remaining ingredients, squeeze the lime over it and top up with ice cubes. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain twice, pour into a Champagne or sparkling wine glass.
Raise a glass during the forthcoming coronation bank holiday with this gin and tonic.Ingredients
- 50ml Whitley Neill Coronation Gin
- 200ml Indian tonic water
- Grapefruit slice or grapefruit peel (for garnish)
Method: Add the gin over large cubed ice in a crystal Highball glass. Top up slowly with the premium Indian tonic water. Garnish with either a healthy slice or the peel of a grapefruit.
Savoia Americano Spritz
Try out this number, which boasts a bitter-sweet flavour profile.
- 2 parts Savoia Americano
- 2 parts Prosecco
- 4-5 Ice cubes
- Three green grapes (for garnish)
Method: Fill a tall glass with ice, add Savoia Americano. Stir gently and top with soda water. Garnish with three green grapes.
T.T Liquor Spritz
An extremely fresh concoction by the east London bar, with flavours of elderflower and pear.
- 30ml St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 30ml Pear syrup
- 15ml Lemon juice
- 100ml Prosecco
Method: Stir together the liqueur, syrup and lemon juice, and top with Prosecco.
The Italian aperitivo reborn, according to the brand.
- 50ml Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto
- 100ml Prosecco
- Plenty of ice
- Three olives (for garnish)
Method: Stir together the ingredients. Add ice, and garnish with three olives on a cocktail stick.