Some drinks are classic for a reason. Now, we love mixing cocktails more than life itself, but timeless flavours like the Martini, spritzers and gin-based cocktails are always a sure bet. If you’re looking for drink inspiration, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up our most popular cocktails of 2021 so far, ready for you to shake up and imbibe.
Alcoholic Drink Inspiration
There’s a reason why this Pornstar Martini is one of our most visited cocktail recipes. It’s delicious! Bursting with passion (fruit), it’s a firm favourite of many.
X1 Handful of The Ice Co’s Premium Ice Cubes
X2 Measures of Vodka
X 1 & 1/2 Measures of Passoa
X 1/2 Measure of Sugar Syrup
X 1/2 Measure of Lime Juice
X 1 Measure of Prosecco
Garnish – Passion Fruit Half
Add the ice and all the other ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake hard and strain into a martini glass. Place a passionfruit half on top and it’s ready to serve!
If you like your coffee with added kick, this Espresso Martini cocktail is for you. Another of our most coveted cocktail recipes, it goes down smoothly and looks great too.
X1 Handful of The Ice Co Premium Ice
X1 Measure of Vodka
X1 Measure of Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)
X1 Measure of Vanilla or Sugar Syrup
X1 Measure of Hot Espresso Coffee
Add the ice and all the other ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a Martini glass. Sprinkle a couple of coffee beans on top and serve.
With summer around the corner, you might be looking for drink inspiration for a garden party or girls’ night in. This Pink Ginberry is still bang on trend and shows no signs of losing popularity any time soon.
X3-4 The Ice Co Super Cubes
X1 Measure of Pink Gin
X2 Measures of Prosecco
Top Up – Lemonade
Garnish – Strawberries
Garnish – Fresh Mint
Add Super Cubes to a large wine or balloon glass. Pour in the pink gin and Prosecco and then top up with lemonade. Garnish with strawberries and mint before serving.
Jug of Gin Fizz
If you’re hosting a get together, it can be difficult to also play bartender. Let your guests help themselves wit this jug of Gin Fizz, which tastes divine, is low carb and sugar-free.
X2 Handfuls of Premium Ice or Party Ice
X3 Measures of Fresh Lime Juice
X5 Measures of Gin
Top Up – Sparkling Water or tonic
Garnish – Cucumber Slices, Lime and Fresh Mint
Fill a jug with Premium Ice cubes. Add the gin, lime juice, cucumber slices and top up with
sparkling water. Garnish with cucumber slices, lime wedges and mint.
Cherry Bakewell Cocktail
This delectable cocktail is sure to tease the tastebuds of everyone with a sweet tooth. Using the firm favourite, Amaretto and delicate cherry flavours, it’s quick to shake up and looks great in the glass.
X1 Handful of The Ice Co Party Ice
X2 Measures of Amaretto
X1 Measure of Cherry Cordial/Liquor
Top Up – Lemonade
Garnish – Cherries
Add the Amaretto and cherry cordial or liquor to a cocktail shaker with the Party Ice Cubes and shake well. Pour the mixture between two champagne flutes.Top up the flutes with lemonade, garnish with a cherry and serve.
Pink Pineapple Passion
Turn up the passion with this pineapple and gin-based cocktail, Pink Pineapple Passion. Bursting with tropical twangs, it’s guaranteed to leave you feeling fruity. This is one of our most searched recipes for Valentine’s Day – but it works well all year round.
X 2 Handfuls of Premium Ice
X 1 & 1/2 Measures of Gin
X 4 Measures of Pineapple Juice
X 1 Measure of Campari Bitters
X 1/2 Measure of Lime Juice
Garnish – Pineapple wedge & orange peel
Add one handful of ice and all the other ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a tall glass with the remaining large ice cubes. Garnish with a pineapple chunk, orange peel and serve!
Even the most ardent Prosecco queen needs to jazz it up once in a while, and this Berry Spritz is the way to do it. Enjoy with friends on a summer’s evening while watching the sunset, and you’ll feel like you’re on holiday!
X3 The Ice Co Super Cubes
X1 & 1/2 Measures of Prosecco
X1 Handful of Berries
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Top Up – Soda Water
Garnish – Lime Slice
Muddle the berries with the lime juice in a glass. Add 3 Super Cubes and pour in the Prosecco. Top with soda water, stir and serve.
Non-Alcoholic Drink Inspiration
Getting fruit into your little ones isn’t always easy, but there’s no better way to tempt them to get two of their five a day with this Unicorn Smoothie. The best bit? It looks amazing, and tastes it, too!
X2 Handfuls of The Ice Co Party Ice
X1 Handful of Blueberries
X1 Handful of Strawberries
X6 Tbsp of Natural Yoghurt
Top Up – Milk
Garnish – Whipped Cream and Sprinkles
Add the ice, fruit and milk to a blender. Blend for 30 seconds and when done give the mixture a stir. Layer the smoothie and yogurt with a large spoon to create a spiral effect. Squirt whipped cream on top, add sprinkles and serve.
X4 Handfuls of The Ice Co Party Ice
X1 Whole Watermelon
X1 Bottle of Lemonade or Sparkling Water
Remove the skin and pips of a watermelon, cut into chunks and add to a blender. Save some slices of watermelon for later! Add 2 handfuls of party ice and the juice of 1 lime. Blend for 30 seconds or until mixed. Pour into a drinks dispenser over 2 handfuls of ice and top with lemonade or sparkling water. Add slices of lime and watermelon for decoration. It’s now ready to serve!
Another super easy mocktail – the Shirley Temple. Bursting with ginger and topped with a cherry, it works for your sober-curious friends and kids alike.
X1 Handful of The Ice Co Premium Ice Cubes
X1/4 Measure of Grenadine
X1/4 Measure of Lemon Juice
Top Up – Ginger Ale
Fill a glass with ice and pour in the grenadine and lemon juice.Top with ginger ale and serve.