Ipswich's Favourite Cocktail Recipes

POSTED ON: 27/03/2020

Make these delicious cocktails at home!

Some of Ipswich's favourite bars and restaurants have shared recipes for their most popular cocktails; from tropical concoctions to classics-with-a-twist.

For most of these cocktails you'll need a shaker and some cocktail glasses; there are some great ranges available at TK MaxxWilko and The House in Town.

Salted Caramel Espresso Martini by The Forge Kitchen

Salted Caramel Espresso Martini by The Forge Kitchen


A bold dessert cocktail, perfect for coffee lovers, with the intensely satisfying flavour of salted caramel. A classic cocktail reimagined, that's the Forge Kitchen way!

Serve in a martini glass.

INGREDIENTS

25ml Stolichnaya vanilla vodka
25ml Kahlua coffee liqueur
45ml Paddy & Scott’s Nitro Cold Brew coffee (or any freshly brewed and cooled coffee)
12.5ml salted caramel syrup
Coffee beans to garnish

METHOD

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake hard for 7-10 seconds.
  3. Double strain the cocktail into a glass.
  4. Garnish with coffee beans
  5. Enjoy!


Classic Tom Collins by The Spread Eagle

Classic Tom Collins by The Spread Eagle


A lemony alternative to a G&T, The Spread Eagle's classic Tom Collins cocktail is a refreshing mix of gin and lemon with plenty of citrus bite.

Serve in a highball glass.

INGREDIENTS

1 part gin (any London Dry Gin)
Juice of half a lemon
2 tsp caster sugar
2 parts soda water
Ice
Lemon wedge to garnish

METHOD

  1. Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar into the glass and stir to combine.
  2. Add plenty of ice cubes and stir again.
  3. Top-up with soda water and stir for a final time.
  4. Garnish with the lemon wedge.
  5. Enjoy!

Hawaii by Mizu

Hawaii by Mizu


A fresh tropical favourite at Aurora, transporting you to a far-away Caribbean island with bright flavours of pineapple, coconut and rum.

Serve in a catalina glass.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Malibu coconut rum
12.5ml Midori melon liqueur
12.5ml sugar syrup
50ml pineapple juice
Squeeze of fresh lime
Ice
Pineapple to garnish

METHOD

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake gently for 7-10 seconds.
  3. Fine strain the cocktails into a glass over crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple slice and pineapple leaf.
  5. Enjoy!


Cherry Bakewell by Cosy Club

Cherry Bakewell by Cosy Club


The best selling cocktail at Cosy Club, the sweet homely flavours of a Bakewell tart with a warming boozy kick!

Serve in a hurricane glass.

INGREDIENTS

37.5ml Amaretto almond liqueur
12.5ml Ron Barceló rum
12.5ml White Rum
25ml Sweetbird caramel syrup
Cherry Juice
Ice
Fresh or glacé cherries to garnish

METHOD

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with as much or as little cherry juice as you like.
  2. Shake hard; the harder you shake, the more foam you get.
  3. Single strain into a glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with a fresh or glacé cherry
  5. Enjoy!


Asian Summer by Aqua Eight

Asian Summer by Aqua Eight


A unique creation from the Mizu mixologists; a summery Japanese-inspired cocktail, fresh and fruity.

Serve in a hurricane glass.

INGREDIENTS

25ml Malibu coconut rum
25ml Calpis (a Japanese soft drink, available in-store and online from Go East in Ipswich)
75ml passion fruit juice
Ice
Passion fruit to garnish

METHOD

  1. Pour all the ingredients and four ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake hard for 7-10 seconds.
  3. Pour the mix straight into a glass.
  4. Garnish with a halved passion fruit.
  5. Enjoy!



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