Are you ready to shake things up and celebrate World Cocktail Day in style? From classic favourites to experimental twists, our cocktail recipes are sure to tantalise your taste buds and impress your guests. Whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned mixologist, get ready to mix up some magic with our cocktail recipes.

World Cocktail Day

Since its inception on 13th May 1806, World Cocktail Day has offered an annual opportunity to celebrate the versatility, popularity and, most importantly, the taste of these delicious drinks. Whether you are planning a midnight party with your friends, a refined cocktail party, or a simple evening at home with your favourite cocktail, we’re here to inspire you with our range of cocktail recipes.

Celebrate with our Cocktail Recipes

SP Espresso Martini

cocktail recipes - SP espresso martini

Our modern take on the classic Espresso Martini is a creamy and zesty delight that combines several of our spirits for the perfect weekend cocktail.

Combine 20ml of Chocolate Chilli moonshine, 20ml Toffee Apple Moonshine, 20ml Coffee Liqueur and a double espresso into a cocktail shaker with a handful of cubed ice. Shake until ice cold to the touch and double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with coffee beans, cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. For an alternative spiced Espresso Martini you can substitute the Chocolate with Chilli and the Toffee Apple moonshine for 40ml of Spiced Rum.

SP Marshmallow Moonshake

cocktail recipes - marshmallow moonshake

This full of fun Moonshake is the SP take on an Alcoholic Milkshake. Combining our popular Marshmallow Moonshine Liqueur with Ice Cream and Milk for a creamy glass of deliciousness.

Add 50ml of Pink Marshmallow Moonshine, 2 scoops of praline and cream ice cream (or your favourite vegan alternative) and 100ml of Milk of your choice into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a Globe glass filled with ice and Garnish with a strawberry or mini marshmallows. You can substitute the Marshmallow moonshine for Toffee Apple or Chocolate & Chilli Moonshine.

SP Spiced Mojito

SP Spiced Mojito

A unique twist on a classic Cuban cocktail, the SP Spiced Mojito is a refreshing blend of mint, lime, and soda, made even more special with the addition of Sweet Potato Spiced Rum and fresh red chilli. This crisp and lively drink is best enjoyed in the afternoon sun for a blend of warmth inside and out.

Muddle half a fresh lime cut into cubes in a highball glass. Smack a handful of fresh mint and add to the glass with 15ml of sugar syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour over 50ml of Spiced Rum. Top up to taste with Ginger beer or lemonade. Garnish with sliced red chillies for an added kick or a wedge of fresh lime for some added freshness.

SP Nightingale

World Cocktail day - cocktail recipes - SP Nightingale

If you are planning on celebrating World Cocktail Day with a garden party, then serve this refreshing cocktail to your guests in highball glasses or mix up a pitcher for plenty to go around.

To create this perfect summer garden serve, combine 50ml of our SP Toffee Apple Moonshine with 85ml of fresh pomegranate juice, 85ml of pressed apple juice, and 10ml of elderflower cordial. Serve in a globe glass with cubed ice and garnish with a wedge of fresh lime.

SP Manhattan

SP Manhattan

If you love bourbon or whisky, then our take on the classic Manhattan cocktail is an elegant and refined drink to enjoy as the sun sets on World Cocktail Day. If you are interested in exploring the potential of moonshine cocktails, or are already familiar with this well-loved spirit, our Manhattan cocktail is an excellent introduction to the versatility of our moonshine range.

Combine 50ml of SP Moonshine with 25ml of Rosso Vermouth and 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters for a sweet base that brings out the peach and apricot notes in our SP Moonshine. Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice and add 5ml of Maraschino Cherry Syrup to finish. Shake until chilled, strain, and serve in a chilled coupette with no ice and a garnish of orange peel.

With not long to go until the big day, there has never been a better time to try your hand at creating delicious cocktails using our range of gins, liqueurs and moonshine. If you have discovered your new favourite cocktail recipe within this list, then all the spirits needed to make these drinks are available in our full range.