Looking for the best World Cocktail Day recipes? Here’s our favourite World Cocktail Day recipes that are perfect for hosting at home this weekend. Simple, easy and totally delicious, these are the cocktail recipes you need in your life:

World Cocktail Day Recipes: Summer Vibes

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For Tropical Vibes: The Koko Kolada

The Lowdown: Originally created by rum ambassador Ian Burrell, The Koko Kolada is a delicious and surprisingly simple take on the classic Piña Kolada. Koko Kolada offers a surprisingly simple alternative and promises to transport you back to sunnier climes, with its exotic but well-rounded rum notes.


  • – 50ml Koko Kanu
  • – 50ml Pineapple Juice

Garnish: A sprinkle of nutmeg

Serve: Shake all ingredients over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail or martini glass and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

For a New Favourite: Cîroc Summer Colada

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The Lowdown: Cîroc has introduced its first limited-edition expression, Cîroc Summer Colada to its portfolio. Inspired by the popular summer cocktail, Piña Colada, the new limited-edition expression has been crafted using natural pineapple and coconut flavours, delivering a taste of coconut cream and a juicy tropical fruity note that carries through into a long, smooth finish. It’s great for making a Cîroc Colada and Summer Colada Sunrise, the ideal summer drink.


  • – 50ml Cîroc Summer Colada
  • – 30ml Passionfruit Juice
  • – 40ml Orange Juice
  • – 20ml Lemon Juice

Garnish: Fresh lemon wedge

Serve: Shake all ingredients over ice, strain into a rocks glass or in a martini glass

For a Simple Cocktail: Cîroc Colada

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  • – 50ml Cîroc Summer Colada
  • – 50ml Pineapple Juice
  • – 10ml Lime Juice

Garnish: Fresh pineapple wedge

Serve: In a tall glass filled with crushed ice

World Cocktail Day Recipes: Surprising Sips

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For a Sweet Treat: Bottled Milk Punch

The Lowdown: Great food is better with great company, and sharing plates, platters and feasts have never been more popular. The UK’s top spirits brands have teamed up to create the Spirits Sharing Series in partnership with Alex Head, founder of Social Pantry, and Carl Brown, the man responsible for the drinks at Dishoom. Here’s 2 of our favourites:


  • – 200ml Baileys Chocolat Luxe
  • – 140ml Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • – 70ml Monin Pistachio Syrup
  • – 70ml Orange liqueur
  • – 520ml Fresh Milk

Garnish: With grated nutmeg and cracked chocolate

Eat Alongside: Hot Cross Bun cheesecake with orange and pistachio crunch

For a Spiced Delight: Sparkling Cobbler


  • – 200ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold
  • – 200ml Honey Syrup
  • – 175ml Fresh Orange Juice
  • – 125ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • – 300ml Sparkling Wine

Garnish: with lime wedge

Eat Alongside: Greek lamb with lemon orzo and crumbled feta

For Something Quirky: Vegan Martini

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  • – 300ml Tanqueray Gin
  • – 40ml Ginger juice
  • – 12ml Salt Water
  • – 120ml Agave
  • – 80ml Lime
  • – 80ml Lemon
  • – 400ml Green juice

Serve alongside: Cauliflower tacos with red cabbage and edamame beans

World Cocktail Day Recipes: Classic Cocktails

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For a Classic: Aperol Spritz

The Lowdown: It’s everyone’s favourite in summer and we know why. The master drink by Aperol is perfect for a balmy spring evening – the sparkling, bitter-sweet taste makes it the ideal choice to have with friends. We can’t get enough of the Aperol Spritz.


  • – 75ml Prosecco
  • – 50ml Aperol
  • – Soda

Garnish: A slice of orange or other citrus fruit

Serve: Aperol Spritz is a simple serve that can be enjoyed on its own, or complimented with appetisers.

For a Twist on a Classic: Milanese G&T

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The Lowdown: Campari has created a new cocktail serve to add to its range of aperitivo cocktails, The Milanese G&T.  Inspired by the perfect pairing of gin and Campari, The Milanese G&T is an Italian twist on a British classic and brings a touch of aperitivo glamour to a pre-dinner gin.   The addition of Campari adds a splash of colour and a new bitter-sweet fruity dimension to the serve and looks set to become a firm favourite.


  • – 30ml Campari
  • – 30ml BULLDOG Gin
  • – Top up with Indian tonic water

Garnish: Fresh orange wedge

Serve: Pour all ingredients into an ice filled glass and lightly stir so as not to lose fizz, serve in a Collins gin glass.

World Cocktail Day Recipes: Coffee Cocktails

For the Movie Lover: Tia Maria Popcorn Frappe

The Lowdown: Part of the Tia Maria + Coffee Projects line of coffee cocktail, the Popcorn Frappe is the perfect addition to any night, including movie night. Created with simple ingredients including a double shot of espresso, popcorn syrup and milk – you can snack on the garnish of sweet popcorn whilst you sip on this refreshing frappe in the sunshine or, in front of your favourite movie!   


  • – 50ml Tia Maria
  • – 50ml milk
  • – Double shot of espresso
  • – 20ml popcorn syrup
  • – Ice cubes

Garnish: Popcorn

For the Coffee Craver: Tia Maria Flat White Russian

The Lowdown: Also part of the Tia Maria + Coffee Project, the Flat White Russian is the perfect after dinner drink. With a good helping of Jamaican rum, a sprinkle of brown sugar and a shot of espresso, the flat white Russian is a good reason to ditch the dessert menu and order a cocktail!


  • – 25ml Tia Maria
  • – 25ml Jamaican Rum
  • – Shot of espresso
  • – 5ml demerara sugar
  • – Laced on top with ice cold milk

Garnish with: lace milk and chocolate powder