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Cocktail Friday

Fresh raspberries are one of my favourite additions to cocktails. These gorgeous little red gems of fruit have an amazing balance between sweet and sour and make a really delicious addition to the classic Moscow mule. Our Russian Raspberry Mule is a beautiful way to create a Spring version of this classic cocktail. Serve it

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Blood oranges are so delicious in Winter and this variation on our favourite classic Moscow mule – the blood orange mule – combines a bitter citrus hit with the sweetness of the traditional drink. We added big doses of blood orange to this cocktail – using a blood orange liqueur and soda which are easy

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We are kicking off one of our favourite months of the year (hello Autumn colours!) with a month of mules! Moscow mules are one of my own favourite cocktails to whip up on an easy weekend and we’ve come up with four fun Moscow mule recipes to inspire your own mule making. Served in a

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You may have discovered the Polka Dot Bride team loves to make our hot chocolate with a bit of an edge because we believe that Winter is amazing (it’s not far off now!) and that serving your guests something warm may just be the most special treat. We do love a spiked hot chocolate but

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This Cocktail Friday, get out your Vitamix and let’s get blending as we create their beautifully delicious Affogato. The perfect after-dinner aperitif with liqueur, espresso and vanilla, making cocktails has never been so easy and fun! Ingredients: 120 ml (½ cup) Baileys (or your favourite liqueur) 20 (360 ml) frozen whole milk cubes 50 g (¼

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One of my favourite cocktails of all time includes this amazing blueberry jam and when I suggested this idea during our cocktail crafting day to Ms Chinoiserie, we were soon on a roll of berries and bubbles and thus, we named it after our content manager herself, Ms Chinoiserie! The dark and deep jewel tones

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White rum cocktails seem to be THE thing of the moment – and the Polka Dot team just can’t seem to get enough of them – so delicious! So you can imagine how excited we were when The Baths Middle Brighton shared the recipe for their ‘Passion Coupe’ with us  – we were in cocktail heaven! White rum

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This Cocktail Friday, it’s time to enjoy a little bit of smooth luxury with Nel Restaurant‘s Koji Chivas aperitif. With egg white and cream adding to the blend of whiskey, lemon and bittersweet liquorice, this cocktail is definitely one to be enjoyed to start off the celebrations. Topped with a caramelised marshmallow, how could you resist?!

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At Peter Rowland Catering, with its taste of the tropics, this delicious Coconut Mojito cocktail recipe is one of our favourites – for balmy days and cool drinks, “put the lime in the coconut and drink ’em both up!” Ingredients: 6 fresh mint leaves 3 lime wedges 1 tsp brown sugar 1 shot white rum

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This Cocktail Friday, we discovered that one of Sweet&Chilli‘s favourite replacements for beer is their Lagavulin Penicillin! The pairing of scotch with honey-ginger and fresh lemon juice is something of a cure-all—hence the name! No sign of ailments here though – with the Lagavulin float topped with candied ginger, this is the perfect celebration cocktail! Ingredients: 45ml Johnnie

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The delicious and fruity combination of Those Girls Beverage Co. ‘Strawberry Romance’ cocktail is definitely on my list this weekend; the sweetness of strawberries mixed back with the woody subtle scent of rosemary sounds very exotic! Pair it with delicious coconut rum and start the celebrations! Ingredients: • 150ml Those Girls Beverage Co. Iced Strawberry &

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With the start of autumn and the beautiful rich red tones that it brings, this Cocktail Friday we just couldn’t resist the bright romantic red of Cup Above Tea‘s Pomegranate Greenteani. Vodka mixed back with Cointreau and pomegranate juice infused with green tea sounded just too delicious; don’t forget the cherry to really wow your

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The leaves on the trees will be starting to change colour soon – and another season will begin! Autumn, herbs and apples might just be a few of our favourite things and we loved creating this twist on a traditional sour with botanical herbs and fruit! Our autumnal apple sour has a fun addition of

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At Polka Dot Bride, we love nothing more than soft pastels and romantic garden weddings so when we came across this Cocktail Friday’s pretty Cup Above Tea‘s Lavender Garden Cocktail we were in heaven; we think honey infused vodka mixed back with lavender and green tea is the perfect way to celebrate love and new beginnings

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So pretty and so delicious, with Valentine’s Day now only a few sleeps away, we just couldn’t resist a little bit of this ‘love potion’. Created by Petr Pinos Jr, the head bartender at The Grounds of Alexandria, we think it’s the pretty pink colour that swooned us – or was it the flowers – or

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