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Summer is here and we are happy to bring you a selection of delicious summer cocktail recipes to create, be it at home or away.

Summer Drinks Festival 2014

We have also enlisted the help of Charlie McCarthy, Creative Director of London-based drinks consultancy All About the Cocktail, to give you some handy hints and tips in order to create the perfect summer cocktail. Visit us in store where you will find a great range of spirits, including our featured brands, all at fantastic value prices. As well as some truly outstanding promotions you will discover our range of travel retail exclusives which means you can’t find them anywhere on the high street. Don’t forget that if you can’t find what you are looking for or have any questions, please speak to one of our liquor specialists who will happily offer any advice or recommend alternative products.

Contents Cosmopolitan 4-5

Patron Mojito

Old Cuban

Apple Pie


English Garden Summer Collins

24 25


Peachy Keen



Havana Club Mojito


Aperol Spritz


Caorunn Blush


Red Berry


La Tomatina

31 32

Russian Mule


Queen’s Blush

Pink 76


Russian Porto


Hendrick’s Floradora


On the Rocks


Summer Chase


Cucumber Mule


Equipment hints & tips


Midori Sour


Summer Breeze


Apple Zu


AHSP = Average UK High Street Price



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Smirnoff White Vodka 1L OUR PRICE £20.99 Presents the

Smirnoff White is a fresh take on vodka. Freeze filtered at -6°C and then charcoal filtered, its crisp, clear character provides the perfect base for this epitome of stylish cocktails, the Cosmopolitan.

Ingredients: 1oz Smirnoff White Vodka 0.5oz Triple Sec

Method: 1.  Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker.

0.5oz Lime Juice 1oz Cranberry Juice Twist of Lime Glass: Martini Glass 2.  Shake the ingredients together well.

3.  Strain into a martini glass.



Scan to see how this cocktail is made. Look out for other QR codes throughout this booklet.

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Bacardi 8 Year Old Rum 1L OUR PRICE £32.99

Presents the

Created in New York’s Pegu Club, The Old Cuban harks back to a glamorous age when America’s jet set flocked to Havana, indulging in a heady mixture of sizzling music and elegant cocktails. With the tropical fruit and warm caramel notes of Bacardi 8 offset by fresh mint and chilled champagne, this is the Mojito’s more sophisticated older sister. Ingredients: 45ml Bacardi 8 Year Old Rum 2 Dashes of Angostura™ Bitters

Method: 1.  Add the first five ingredients to a cocktail shaker & add cubed ice.

20ml Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice 25ml Simple Syrup (Sugar Syrup) 6 Whole Mint Leaves 60ml Chilled Champagne (such as Veuve Clicquot™) Glass: Martini Glass

2.  Shake well & strain into a chilled martini glass.

3.  Top with champagne & finish with a sprig of fresh mint.


Martin Miller’s Gin 1L Gift Pack OUR PRICE £33.99 Presents the

What possible better refreshment on a glorious summer’s day than a measure of Martin Miller’s delectably light and delicately nuanced premium gin, pressed apple juice, elderflower, mint and lime. The great British summer in a glass.

Ingredients: 35ml Martin Miller’s Gin 15ml Elderflower Cordial 1 Lime Wheel 100ml Pressed Apple Juice 2 Sprigs of Mint


Glass: Highball Method: 1. Stir all ingredients together in curved highball glass. 2. Top up with ice. 3. Garnish with lime wheel, mint sprig and straw.


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Sipsmith London Dry Gin 1L OUR PRICE £23.99 AHSP £30.13 YOU SAVE £6.14 Presents the

The Sipsmith distillery is at the vanguard of the 21st century gin renaissance. This twist on the Tom Collins, with its fresh, bold approach, nods to the capital’s rich gin heritage. The Summer Collins’ laid-back style is made possible by the robust, juniper-forward character of this excellent London Dry Gin. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of Apricot Jam 50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin 15ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (for the sweeter tooth, add 10ml Sugar Syrup) Splash of Soda Slice of Lemon Glass: Highball Method: 1. Stir the ingredients and then fill the glass with ice. 2. Top up with soda and give another stir. 3. Garnish with a slice of lemon.



Top tip: Ensure you use plenty of ice to keep this cocktail at its refreshing best.

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Aperol 1L OUR PRICE £17.49 AHSP £22.21 YOU SAVE £4.72 Presents the

This easy-to-make cocktail is the sensation of the summer and with good reason. The bitter-sweet orange notes of Aperol are lifted to a new level by the addition of Prosecco and a splash of soda. Across the globe, this number is fast becoming the summer spritz.

Ingredients: 3 Parts of Cinzano Prosecco 2 Parts of Aperol

Method: 1.  Pour ingredients over ice and stir.

1 Splash of Soda Slice of Orange Glass: White Wine Glass. 2.  Garnish with a slice of orange.


Cîroc Red Berry Flavoured Vodka 1L

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OUR PRICE £29.99 REGULAR PRICE £39.99 YOU SAVE £10.00 Presents the

Distilled 5 times from the finest of French grapes, Cîroc Red Berry is a playful, yet confident premium spirit. Combined with cherry liqueur and fresh pink grapefruit juice it produces this breathtakingly alluring cocktail.

Ingredients: 35ml Cîroc Red Berry 10ml Sour Cherry Liqueur

Method: 1.  Add ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake with ice.

45ml Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice 20ml Simple Syrup Twist of Grapefruit Glass: Martini Cocktail Glass. 2.  Strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass.

3.  Garnish with a twist of grapefruit.


Russian Standard Vodka 1L OUR PRICE £12.99 AHSP £21.60 2 FOR £20 Mix & Match Presents the

This simple classic cocktail is surpassingly moreish. Silky, crisp Russian Standard Vodka. Sweet, fiery ginger beer. Zesty, invigorating fresh lime juice. Together they produce the unforgettably cool and exquisitely balanced Russian Mule.

Ingredients: 50ml Russian Standard Original 150ml Premium Ginger Beer Squeeze and then garnish with a Wedge of Lime Glass: Highball Method: 1. Fill highball glass with ice cubes. 2. Squeeze in half of one lime. 3. Add 50ml of Russian Standard Original. 4. Add the ginger beer to fill. 5. Garnish with a squeezed wedge of lime.


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Belvedere Intense Vodka 1L OUR PRICE £41.99 Presents the

A classic French cocktail augmented with a dash of pomegranate juice producing a stunning and sophisticated cocktail, easy to make at home. The bone dry, peppery rye character of Belvedere, and the well-structured biscuit notes of Veuve Clicquot™ play host here to a delightful combination of orange and pomegranate flavours. Ingredients: 20ml Belvedere Intense Vodka 20ml Cointreau 10ml Pomegranate Juice 25ml Veuve Clicquot™ Champagne Redcurrants


Glass: Champagne Flute Method: 1. Combine ingredients except Champagne in cocktail shaker and shake well. 2. Fine strain into flute glass up to halfway. 3. Top with Veuve Clicquot™ 4. Garnish with redcurrants & serve.




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Hendrick’s Gin 1L

Cucumber Hothouse Gift Pack OUR PRICE £36.99 Presents the

Meet the delightfully curious Hendrick’s Gin. Life is simply too glorious not to experience its peculiar flavour, infused with rose and cucumber. Here that fragrant floral character is embellished with raspberry syrup and balanced by a little kick of ginger. A great example of a classic cocktail (named after a Broadway hit in the 1900s) that has been rediscovered and flourished in cocktail bars from Singapore to New York. Ingredients: 40ml Hendrick’s Gin 20ml Fresh Lime Juice

Method: 1.  Build all ingredients in a highball glass over cubed ice.

10ml Raspberry Syrup Topped with Ginger Beer Glass: Highball 2.  Churn and serve.

Top tip: If Raspberry Syrup cannot be obtained, try a dash of Raspberry Liqueur such as Crème de Framboise or Chambord.


Top tip: If Chase Elderflower Liqueur proves elusive, a measure of Elderflower Cordial may suffice.


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Chase English Vodka 1L OUR PRICE £42.99 AHSP £53.70 YOU SAVE £10.71 Presents the

English. Potato. Vodka – Three words which you don’t often associate with summer cocktails. However the maverick distillers at Chase have come up trumps with a spirit of real character and distinction, much like the Herefordshire land from where it originates. Add a dash of Chase Elderflower liqueur, a splash of pressed apple juice and a tot of bitter lemon for a first-rate thirst-quencher. Ingredients: 25ml Chase English Vodka 25ml Chase Elderflower Liqueur

Method: 1.  Add 25ml Chase Vodka and 25ml Chase Elderflower liqueur to glass.

Bitter Lemon or Traditional Lemonade Apple Juice Sprig of Mint or Twist of Lemon Peel to garnish Glass: Tumbler

2.  Top up glass with bitter lemon, or traditional lemonade.

3.  Add ice cubes made from apple juice (or a shot of apple juice and ice cubes).


Equipment hints & tips

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From ice types and equipment to techniques and handy hints and tips, Charlie McCarthy shares his guide to everything you’ll need for making perfect summer cocktails.

Cubed Ice – Used in shaken, built & stirred drinks just like the stuff in your freezer drawer. Be aware however that if you plan on making any more than three or four cocktails, the contents of a couple of ice trays will not go far.

Hawthorne Strainer – Once you have shaken your cocktail, hold this strainer on top of your tin to prevent ice and fruit pulp from being poured into your cocktail. A fine strainer can also be used in certain cocktails that require perfect clarity to the drink.

Crushed Ice – Used in muddled or churned drinks. This can be tricky to source. The best way to make crushed ice is to take a bag of cubed ice, wrap it in a clean tea-towel and introduce it to Mr Rolling Pin for about a minute. Crushed ice cools drinks quicker than cubed ice does, but it also melts faster.

Bar Spoon – This elongated spoon is essential for stirring drinks. The flat end can be used to muddle (crush) berries and seeds. Also useful for churning crushed-ice drinks. If you can’t get your hands on one of these, a normal spoon will do.

Block Ice – Used in punches. This takes a bit of forward planning. Clean an ice-cream tub thoroughly. Fill it with water and seal it. Place it in your freezer for a week. You now have a solid block of ice that melts very slowly. It will keep the contents of your punchbowl nice and cool, without diluting it too much. Effective and impressive.

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The Shaker – Shakers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most bartenders’ favourite is the Boston shaker, consisting of a glass and a tin. Pour your ingredients into the glass, top with ice, seal the tin and shake HARD. If you can’t lay your hands on a shaker, a large jar will do, as long as it has been thoroughly cleaned of its original contents! Measure (Jigger) – Essential for measuring out exact amounts of spirits and juices. If you don’t have one of these available on holiday then you can always try using spoons as a rough guide. 1 Teaspoon = 5ml 1 Tablespoon = 15ml


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Belvedere Vodka 1L OUR PRICE £40.99 AHSP £51.70 YOU SAVE £10.71 Presents the

Belvedere (noun). Origin – late 16th century: from Italian, literally ‘fair sight’, from bel ‘beautiful’ and vedere ‘to see’. This twist on the classic Sea Breeze is nothing if not beautiful. Simply follow these easy steps to wow your friends with a bracing layered cocktail that never fails to wow. Belvedere’s nuanced silkiness and structured peppery, rye notes really shine through. Ingredients: 45ml Belvedere Vodka 45ml Cranberry Juice 45ml Pink Grapefruit Juice

Method: 1.  Pour cranberry juice into the bottom of an ice filled highball glass.

Grapefruit Wedge Glass: Highball

2.  Shake Belvedere and pink grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker and then pour over the cranberry juice. This will create a layered effect.

3.  Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.


Patrón Silver Tequila 70cl OUR PRICE £43.39 AHSP £54.60 YOU SAVE £11.11 Presents the

Patrón, the world’s favourite exclusive tequila shows off its refinement and versatility. The fresh nose and warm body of this super premium tequila launched the classic mojito into an exciting new direction. Crisp, clean, and undeniably delicious. Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Patrón Silver

Glass: Highball

1 Cut Lime 1 oz Simple Syrup Splash of Soda 6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves Lime Wedge Method: 1. In a highball glass, muddle mint, simple syrup, and lime juice. 2. Fill glass with crushed ice — it is most important to use crushed ice and not cubed. 3. Add Patrón Silver. 4. Stir well until the ice is reduced by a third. 5. Top with more crushed ice, stirring until glass begins to frost. 6. Top with soda and stir one last time. 7. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Jack Daniel’s Old No .7 1L OUR PRICE £26.99 AHSP £33.75 YOU SAVE £6.76 Presents the

This iconic Tennessee Sour Mash whiskey provides an authentic yet exciting canvas for the spirit and passion of this celebration of the USA. A charming alchemy of whiskey, apple juice and Angostura™ bitters conspire to emulate the most American of all pies! Ingredients: 40ml Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 100ml Pressed Apple Juice 10ml Lemon Juice 2 Dashes of Angostura™ Bitters 1 Egg White Apple Round Glass: Coupette Method: 1. Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake without ice. 2. Add plenty of ice and shake well. 3. Fine strain into a chilled coupette glass. 4. Gently drop the apple round on top.



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Southern Comfort 1L OUR PRICE £14.99 AHSP £30.08 YOU SAVE £15.09 Presents the

Wherever you’re going this summer, do whatever you feel comfortable, that’s the way Southern Comfort does it too. Enjoy everything summer has to offer complimented by the must-have travel accessory, Southern Comfort. Southern Comfort’s flavours are such a perfect match for Funkin’s White Peach Belini mixer; you would never believe it was so easy to make! Ingredients: 35ml Southern Comfort Original 100ml Funkin White Peach Belini Mixer

Method: 1.  Fill a clean highball glass with fresh ice.

Lemonade Lemon Wedge Glass: Highball

2.  Pour in 35ml of Southern Comfort Original.

3.  Add 100ml White Peach Belini Mixer.

4.  Top with a splash of lemonade. 5.  Stir well and serve with a lemon wedge. ONLY FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELLING OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION



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Havana Club Añejo 3 Años 1L

OUR PRICE £14.99 AHSP £30.65 YOU SAVE £15.66 Presents the

The classic marriage of light Cuban rum, fresh lime, fresh mint, sugar and soda water is a tried and tested recipe with good reason. The cool, clean character of Havana Club Añejo 3 Año allows the other ingredients to sing. If you walk into a bar in Cuba and ask for a Mojito this is exactly how it will be served. Ingredients: 45ml Havana Club Añejo 3 Años 90ml Sparkling Water

Method: 1.  Add the sugar, lime & mint into a highball glass.

2 Teaspoons of Sugar Juice of 1/2 a Lime 2 Sprigs of Mint Glass: Highball

2.  Add 90ml of sparkling water and muddle well.

3.  Pour in 45ml of Havana Club Añejo 3 Años.

4.  Add four ice cubes and a sprig of mint, then stir well.


Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin 1L OUR PRICE £35.49 AHSP £44.36 YOU SAVE £8.87 Presents the

They take their gin very seriously up in Scotland. The care and attention to detail taken at Balmenach distillery where every batch is hand-crafted really shines through here. Notes of dandelion, apple and heather come to the fore in this simple twist on the gin and tonic.

Ingredients: 50ml Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin 200ml Fentimans Tonic Water 2 Dashes of bitters Glass: Tumbler Method: 1. Add cubed ice to glass. 2. Add Caorunn gin, tonic and 2 dashes of bitters. 3. Stir thinly sliced apple and lemon wheels until evenly spread throughout.


Tanqueray No.Ten Gin 1L

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OUR PRICE £29.99 AHSP £44.98 YOU SAVE £14.99 Presents the

Does being pelted by thousands of tomatoes feature in your bucket list? Whether it is or not, here’s our homage to that most idiosyncratic of Spanish festivities. A wealth of pure tomato juice, provides a canvas upon which a dash of fino sherry interplays with classic Bloody Mary ingredients such as sea salt, crushed black pepper, horseradish, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce, resulting in a uniquely Spanish take on this classic breakfast cocktail. Ingredients: 35ml Tanqueray No. Ten Gin 15ml Amontillado Sherry 100ml Tomato Juice

Pinch of Celery Salt Teaspoon of Horseradish Sauce (optional) Glass: Highball

10ml Fresh Lemon Juice 7 Dashes of Worcestershire Sauce 3-8 Dashes of Tabasco® Sauce (depending on how hot you like it) Twist of Freshly Ground Black Pepper Method: 1. Rim glass with a sea salt & black pepper mix. 2. Combine ingredients in shaker with ice and roll slowly. 3. Fill glass with ice & strain cocktail into glass. 4. Garnish & serve.


Snow Queen Organic Vodka 1L OUR PRICE £24.99 AHSP £53.87 YOU SAVE £28.88 Presents the

This organic wheat vodka is beautifully creamy and has a lingering dry spice kick on the finish. In this delicious concoction the strawberries and pink grapefruit combine to embellish the softer creamy notes, while the basil provides a complimentary herbaceous spice note. Ingredients: 50ml Snow Queen Organic Vodka 20ml Pink Grapefruit Juice 3 Slices of Grapefruit 1 Strawberry cut in 6 3 Mint or Basil Leaves (your choice) Lemonade Glass: Highball Method: 1. Add ice, Snow Queen Organic Vodka and grapefruit juice into a highball glass. 2. Add fruit and top with lemonade. 3. Garnish with mint or basil leaves to serve.

Beluga Noble Russian Vodka 1L

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OUR PRICE £32.99 REGULAR PRICE £41.99 YOU SAVE £9.00 Presents the

This confident, aromatic cocktail brings together elements from the furthest Eastern and Western borders of Europe in an intense and robust combination. Distilled in Siberia, Beluga is filtered through quartz sand, silver and birch charcoal. The resulting spirit has a warm velvety character and an assertive structure. Perfect for short drinks such as this.

Ingredients: 50ml Beluga Noble Russian Vodka 40ml White Porto 3 Dashes of Angostura™ Bitters Twist of Lemon Glass: Tumbler Method: 1. Build over the rocks, in a tumbler adding Beluga and White Porto. 2. Add ice and a few drops of bitters. 3. Stir. 4. Garnish with a twist of lemon.


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Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro De Ron Rum 1L OUR PRICE ÂŁ36.99 Presents the

This sipping rum was created by Bacardi as a tribute to the master blenders who have produced their rums over the decades. A unique coconut shell charcoal slow filtration process results in a silky smooth rum with round vanilla sweetness and delicate floral notes. Served over ice with a twist of orange zest, some things are best appreciated on their own. Method: 1.  Pour over cubed ice.

Ingredients: 50ml Bacardi Gran Reserva Rum Twist of Orange Glass: Tumbler 2.  Stir.

3.  Garnish with a large twist of orange.



Stolichnaya Premium Vodka 1L

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OUR PRICE £16.99 AHSP £28.35 YOU SAVE £11.36 Presents the

Ever since it was launched in the West back in 1953, Stolichnaya has become a byword for vodka of smoothness and character. With the Cucumber Mule you get the chance to flex your muscles, muddling fresh cucumber in a cocktail shaker, whilst the lime juice lifts the citrus note of the vodka and the ginger beer and mint conspire to make a strikingly fresh cocktail. Ingredients: 50ml Stolichnaya Premium Vodka 20ml Lime Juice

Method: 1.  Muddle cucumber in a cocktail shaker.

10ml Sugar Syrup 2 slices of Cucumber Ginger Beer Sprig of Mint

2.  Add the remaining ingredients to the cocktail shaker and shake.

Glass: Highball 3.  Fine strain over cubed ice in a highball glass and top with ginger beer.

4.  Garnish with a cucumber slice and mint sprig.


Midori Melon Liqueur 1L OUR PRICE £16.99 REGULAR PRICE £19.99 YOU SAVE £3.00 Presents the

Ever wondered what the Japanese word for ‘Green’ is? Well now you know. Made from Yubari Japanese melons, the distinctive green Midori can be found adorning the back-bar of cocktail bars the world over. This fun, light cocktail is bursting with juicy melon flavours.

Ingredients: 50ml Midori Melon Liqueur 12.5ml Lemon Juice 12.5ml Lime Juice Maraschino Cherry or Wedge of Lime Glass: Tumbler Method: 1. Fill glass with ice. 2. Add Midori, lemon and lime juice to cocktail shaker. 3. Shake and strain over ice. 4. Garnish with maraschino cherry or wedge of lime.

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Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka 1L

OUR PRICE £23.49 AHSP £29.63 YOU SAVE £6.14 Presents the

This renowned Polish vodka is produced using extracts of aromatic bison grass, which is unique to the ancient Bialowieza forest in north east Poland. It is here that the majestic bison roam (indeed Zubr means bison in Polish). Rye vodka is infused with this unique bison grass, matured in oak casks and then bottled locally. Each bottle has a blade of the grass added by hand. The herbaceous notes are perfectly complemented by pressed apple juice. Indeed it has been enjoyed this way for over 600 years, with apple trees growing in the same primeval forest. Ingredients: 50ml Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka 100ml Traditional Pressed Apple Juice Squeeze of Lemon Glass: Tumbler Method: 1. Fill a tumbler with ice. 2. Add all the ingredients and stir. 3. Garnish with a slice of apple and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Top Tip: Żubrówka is unavailable in the US, so why not impress your American friends with this distinctive traditional spirit?


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Reasons for you, for them, for less

Summer Drinks Festival  

Get in the spirit for summer with our fantastic cocktail recipes. Find great value savings in store.

Summer Drinks Festival  

Get in the spirit for summer with our fantastic cocktail recipes. Find great value savings in store.