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Jubilee cocktail recipes

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Forget white wine spritzers – an occasion like this requires a more celebratory tipple. Choose one from our Jubilee cocktail menu.

Pictures: Copyright Jared Brown 2012 Stylist Cocktail Trio

1. The Sipsmith Cocktail Trio

The Campari Spritz

25ml Campari (use aperol if you prefer a softer flavour)

75ml white wine

75-100ml chilled sparkling water

Combine Campari or Aperol with white wine in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well (about 20 seconds). Strain into a highball or suitable glass. Top with sparkling water.

The Gin Fizz

2 tsp sugar

100ml chilled sparkling water

25ml Sipsmith London dry Gin

25ml fresh lemon juice

Combine sugar and a splash of sparkling water in a cocktail shaker. Mix with a spoon until it’s at least half dissolved. Add gin and lemon juice, fill with ice and shake. Strain into a glass. Top with sparkling water.

Varsity Cooler

35ml Sipsmith barley vodka

15ml blue Curacao

1 dash Luxardo maraschino liqueur

100ml chilled sparkling water

Combine vodka, Curacao, and maraschino liqueur in an ice-filled shaker. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass. Top with sparkling water.

2. Orange Blossom

10ml orange blossom honey

50ml bombay Sapphire

100ml lemon tonic

Garnish: 1 straw, 1 very long orange peel twist

Acclaimed florist Robbie Honey designed this drink, inspired by his love for orange blossom. Drizzle the honey into a tall glass and add the Bombay Sapphire. Stir then add ice. Top with lemon tonic and stir. Run the orange peel round the rim then feed it into the glass.

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3. Prosecco with Nasturtium flowers

6 edible nasturtium flowers (available from specialist food shops)

A splash of rosewater

1-2 tsp golden caster sugar

A 75cl bottle of chilled prosecco

Pop a nasturtium in six champagne bowls. Add a drop of rosewater and a pinch of sugar to each glass, and top up with prosecco. Simple but intoxicating.

From Miss Hope’s Teatime Treats by Hope and Greenwood, out 7 June (£12.99, Ebury Press)

4. The Last Rasp

3 fresh, whole raspberries

50ml bombay Sapphire

3 basil leaves

100ml tonic water

Garnish: a straw, 2 raspberries and a sprig of basil

Place 3 raspberries in a tall glass and muddle gently. Add the Bombay Sapphire and stir to mix fully before adding plenty of ice cubes. Add 3 basil leaves and top up with tonic water. Stir again then garnish the drink with a straw, two fresh raspberries and a flamboyant sprig of basil for the aroma.

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