Like any ice lolly, the most important part of nailing a perfectly refreshing and delicious booze-infused ice popsicle is the ingredients. Ice lollies are just a couple of liquids mixed together, so if the flavour profile isn’t right, there’s nothing left for the treat to hide behind. However, consistency is also a huge part of a successful freeze. Nobody wants a runny ice lolly that melts before they can finish it, right?

 

Sangria on a hot sunny day is incredibly refreshing. Whether you serve up carafes with this goodness at your next party or add a recipe tag and resent it as a gift, there are many ways to celebrate this refreshing summer beverage.

 

Hot Buttered Rum is a cocktail made for winter. Just like many of the other winter warming drinks laced with liquor, the hot buttered rum recipe can be adapted to your liking. If you have a favourite flavour, such as vanilla, go ahead and add it in. If you have an old bottle of homemade holiday liqueur gathering dust, add a splash to the mix. Heck, why not throw some cannabis into the winter cocktail pot?!

 

I love a good takedown as much as anyone, but please (borrowing the words of Dolly) please, I beg of you: leave espresso martinis alone.

 

It’s the season to be furry, fluffy and hairy so lift your glasses, pet your pugs and kitties and toast to the kingdom of animals as you sip on classic cocktails named after cats and dogs.

 

We have all been there before- the lead weight on the top of your frontal lobe, the feeling in the pit of your stomach that you have been at sea for a week and, the distinct feeling that you might feel you need to part ways with whatever is attempting to navigate that said sea in your gut.

 

The spike in Aperol consumption caused a price hike over recent years, making it almost unaffordable to consume on the regular. With budgets being tight, it’s time to cut costs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy everyone’s favourite Italian cocktail. With just a few essentials, you can enjoy an easy to make spritz that looks like an Aperol but won’t break the bank.

 

Celebrating Global Cocktail Day, online retailer IWOOT has undertaken some research to uncover the UK’s favourite cocktail. The UK is not the first to claim the famous cocktail as its favourite tipple. In 2021, the Porn Star Martini was named the favourite cocktail of South African citizens who like to party.

 

If you are a fan of rum then you will definitely fancy the Mojito, known as a favourite among drink gamblers like Ernest Hemingway, it makes the perfect partner for summer.

 

Are you looking for some fun drink themes for your next night in? Whether you’re playing host or simply want to have something to drink while relaxing at home, these recipes are perfect for you! With drinks ranging from fruity and refreshing to strong and sultry, there’s something for everyone. So, give one of these tasty recipes a try and enjoy your next night in!