Looking for a bank holiday cocktail to get you in the mood for relaxation? We have a selection of three stunning cocktails that will set your bank holiday alight with flavour and finesse!
Tanqueray London Dry Gin Mexican Collins
50ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin (2 units)
50ml ginger & lime syrup Infused with chilli (see below)
125ml soda water
1 stalk basil garnish
To make the syrup: 2 cups sugar , 1 cup water, 1 inch of fresh ginger, 2 cups fresh lime juice , 1/2 red chili, sliced lengthways, seeds removed .
Make a 2:1 simple syrup by combining two parts sugar to one part water in a pan. Roughly cube one inch of ginger, add to the pan, and simmer gently for 5 minutes, taking care not to boil.. Remove from the heat, strain or spoon out the ginger, and allow to cool before adding fresh lime juice. Bottle with fresh chili and leave to infuse for a couple of hours until you can taste the chilli kick.
WOOD’S GREENHEART GROG COCKTAIL
50ml Wood’s Navy Rum
20ml Ruby grapefruit juice
20ml Lime juice
Add all ingredients, other than ginger beer, to a blender with ice and blend. Pour into a glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Enjoy a Greenheart Grog cocktail on the Wood’s Navy Rum Boat and discover the city by water. Until 27th August, Wood’s and Ladies & Gentlemen bar will sail their barge through the canals of London, mooring at Granary Square for the bank holiday weekend celebrations.
Wood’s Navy Rum Stockist & RRP: £25.99, available at Waitrose.
WILD TURKEY 101 WHISKEY SOUR
Bring a taste of the bluegrass state to your Whiskey Sour for National Whiskey Sour Day (25th August) with Authentic American Bourbon Wild Turkey. Distilled in Lawrenceburg – the heart of real Kentucky – Wild Turkey 101 is the perfect accompaniment to this classic serve with its bold, spicy notes and high rye content.
55 ml Wild Turkey 101
20 ml simple syrup
20 ml fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 egg white
3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Add first four ingredients to shaker and shake without ice to emulsify. Then add ice and shake again. Strain into coupe glass and top off with dash of bitters.
Wild Turkey 101 Stockist & RRP: £35.00, available at Amazon.