Our Top 5 Favourite Cocktail Recipes with British Artisan Alcohol


It’s always time for a cocktail! These cocktails use some of our favourite British artisan alcohol from our wonderful suppliers - from a pitcher of summery sangria to hot spiced apple cider, these simple but tasty recipes are sure to impress. We’ve listed recipes that yield multiple servings (for gatherings or to make ahead) as well as recipes for a single drink, but you can always scale up or down as needed. Enjoy!



1. Blueberry Gin and Elderflower Fizz


Serves: 6



Wash and add the blueberries to a large jug, then muddle with a rolling pin or serving spoon. Fill the jug just below halfway with ice, and pour in the Blueberry Gin and Elderflower Presse.


Stir well, and serve immediately. Garnish individual glasses with fresh mint.



2. Earl Grey Vodka MarTEAni


Yields: 1 Cocktail



In a pan on medium heat, brew 1 bag of Earl Grey in 500ml of Water. After 5 minutes, stir in the honey until dissolved. Don’t let this mixture boil, as this will bring out bitterness in the tea. Leave to cool, then remove the tea bag and refrigerate. NB: Reserve this brewed tea, as it will enable you to make 5 of these cocktails or can be drunk alone as a refreshing iced tea!


In a cocktail shaker, add 100ml of the brewed tea, lemon juice, and Vodka. Shake several times, then strain into a glass, over ice. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.



3. Hot Spiced Apple Cider


Serves: 6



On low heat, warm the cider, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, nutmeg and chunks of stem ginger in a large pan for 5 minutes. When warm, add the ginger syrup, muscovado sugar, and sliced orange.


Bring to a boil, then gently simmer for another 5 minutes. Ladle into individual heat-proof glasses, and if you like, garnish with any left-over cinnamon sticks and star anise. TIP: If you want to make this extra boozy, add 50ml of Barti Spiced Rum (after boiling)!



4. Sweet and Simple Summer Sangria


Serves: 6


  • 1 Bottle of Dry White Wine (we used Tintern Parva Bacchanalia 2018)

  • 1 Large Sprig of Fresh Mint

  • 100ml of Ginger Cordial

  • 200ml of Lemonade

  • 1 Large Peach, stoned and chopped

  • 1 Large Apple, thinly sliced

  • Ice


Fill a large jug (we used a 2ltr jug) just below halfway with ice. Stone, core, and slice your Peach and Apple, and add to the jug, along with the fresh mint.


Pour in the White Wine, Ginger Cordial, and Lemonade; stir. Serve immediately, while ice cold.



5. Dirty Mojito


Yields: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 shot (25ml) of Barti Spiced Rum - or 2, if you want it stronger!

  • 2 tsp Light Muscovado Sugar

  • 2 sprigs of Fresh Mint, washed and separated from stems

  • Juice of ½ Lime

  • Soda Water

  • Ice


Muddle the sugar, mint, and lime juice in a glass. Add the spiced rum, and fill the glass halfway with ice. Top off the drink with the soda water.


Serve immediately, with a wedge of lime.