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Easy Bank Holiday Weekend Cocktails

Get Bank Holiday Ready with these Unique Cocktails from The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

As the bank holiday weekend approaches, stock up the home bar with award-winning spirits from The Spirit of Manchester Distillery. What better way to celebrate the long weekend than with a lineup of exquisite cocktails featuring Manchester Gin, Sphere Grapefruit Vodka, and One-Eyed Rebel Spiced Rum? What’s better, these cocktails recipes are all simple, delicious, and easy to scale up if you’re hosting! Get ready to impress your family and friends with your mixology skills…

Grapefruit Cooler

Our vibrant and fresh grapefruit vodka is used here to revitalise the classic Venetian Spritz, perfect for a sunny afternoon in the garden, and so easy to scale up for a larger group!

  • 40ml Sphere Grapefruit Vodka
  • 15ml Lillet Blanc
  • 5ml Aperol
  • 10ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Top with Franklin & Sons Mandarin and Ginger Soda

Add all ingredients into a large wine glass over cubed ice, top with Mandarin and Ginger Soda, quick stir, garnish with a thick slice of fresh grapefruit.

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Grapefruit Vodka Collins

  • 60ml Sphere Grapefruit Vodka
  • 20ml Lime Juice
  • 20ml Grapefruit Juice
  • 10ml Gomme
  • Soda Water to top
  • Mint sprig to garnish

Add all but soda to a collins glass with ice, stir well. Top with soda water & stir again, garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a sprig of mint.

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Signature Tom Collins

  • 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Gomme
  • ​​​​Soda Water to top

Add all but soda to a Collins glass with ice, stir well. Top with soda water & stir again, garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of rosemary. 

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TOP TIPS!

Always use fresh citrus juice if you can, this goes for any cocktail! Pre-prepared citrus loses flavour and aroma so for the best flavour fresh citrus is always best. You can have a lot of fun with twists on a Collins – experiment with different soda’s and citrus combinations – Franklin & Son‘s have a great soda selection!

One-Eyed Rebel Colada 

A tropical classic with a fiery twist.

To create the oleo – combine the fresh peel of 2 lemons and 2 limes in a bowl with 100g of sugar, mix well, cover and leave for an hour or more, this should produce around 

Remove the peels and reserve the oleo. Muddle the mint and orange wheels with oleo and orange juice. Add crushed ice and rum and then churn. Add more crushed ice and top with soda. Crown with more crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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