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The Royal Rhubarb and Ginger Cosmopolitan Cocktail

We have created the Royal Rhubarb and Ginger Cosmopolitan to celebrate the magnificent Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

This would be a deliciously fun cocktail to drink at any wedding reception, especially a Royal Wedding reception. This drink champions the union of an American classic with home grown British rhubarb and a touch of ginger, to give it some heat! 

Ingredients

Preparation

Fill a Champagne Coupe or Martini glass with ice to cool the glass. Add your ingredients along with lots of ice to your cocktail shaker. Shake the mixture hard for around 10 to 15 seconds.

Remove all ice from the glass and strain the drinks from the shaker into the glass. Decorate with a small stem of rhubarb.

To make a rhubarb purée, stew fresh rhubarb stems for about 5 minutes and sweeten generously with sugar. Liquidize the stewed rhubarb with a blender into a smooth paste. Chill for an hour prior to adding the fruit purée to the cocktail shaker.

How do I buy the drinks for this cocktail?

If you would like to try our Royal Rhubarb and Ginger Cosmopolitan Cocktail for yourself, then either buy our suggested gift set:

Royal Rhubarb and Ginger Cosmopolitan Cocktail Gift Set

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The Crumble Martini Cocktail was first created by our Glasgow Shop Team in December 2017. If you like the idea of Rhubarb or Bramble crumble, and have a quiet hunger for the odd Martini Cocktail, then we urge you to try this unique martini variation. Be warned, Martini Cocktails are devilishly strong, so drink cautiously while enjoying this potion! 

Ingredients

Preparation

Fill a martini glass with ice to cool the glass. Add your ingredients along with lots of ice to your cocktail shaker. Shake the mixture hard for around 10 to 15 seconds. Remove all ice from the martini glass and strain the drinks from the shaker into the glass.

Finally, twist a small amount peel from a fresh lime over the glass and drop into the drink to give your Crumble Martini a zesty twist.

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Morello Fizz CocktailOur Morello Fizz Cocktail is designed an an easy, fun cocktail to get your party started! It combines our uniquely delicious Morello Cherry Brandy Liqueur simply with fizz.

Ingredients

Preparation

Add the measure of Morello Cherry Brandy Liqueur to a Champagne flute glass and top up with Champagne or sparkling wine. Add a single Morello Cherry from our Morello Cherries in Apple Eau de Vie for great visual effect and watch your party lift off as your guests eventually eat the Morello Cherry in their glass!

Anything else I should know?

If you are looking for present inspiration then consider our Damson and Morello gift set, perfect for those who like their Champagne cocktails as both our Damson Gin Liqueur and Morello Cherry Brandy Liqueur can be used to make delicious Kirs.

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Demijohn Classic Dry MartiniWe have based our Demijohn Classic Dry Martini Cocktail on the original Dry Martini loved by the partying elite of the roaring 1920's. This drink famously re-invented itself in the Ian Fleming 1953 James Bond novel Casino Royale, where is earns the name Vesper Martini. The common theme with both forms of Dry Martini are that they are both large, strong, cold and well made with export strength spirits and use a very complex form of Dry Vermouth.

Luckily for us we have most of the ingredients we need to create our small miracle. Our Demijohnnie Gin at 50% abv has certainly the strength required, and our handmade Dry British Vermouth 18% with is 24 herbs including Wormwod, provide all the complex flavours one could ever need. A word of warning for those new to the wonderful World of the Martini. While being a fiendishly good drink, the Martini can also be a devilishly strong drink. Beware!

Ingredients

Preparation

Fill a martini glass with ice to cool the glass. Add your ingredients along with lots of ice to your cocktail shaker. Shake the mixture hard for around 10 to 15 seconds. Remove all ice from the martini glass and strain the drinks from the shaker into the glass.

Finally, twist a small amount peel from a fresh lemon over the glass and drop into the drink to give your Martini a zesty lemon twist. Garnish with a slice of lemon on the glass for effect.

Other Demijohn Martini cocktails to try:

Raspberry Vodka Martini

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Morello Martini

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Raspberry Vodka MartiniOur Raspberry Vodka Martini was first created in 2004 when we launched Demijohn in Edinburgh's Grassmarket. It has since become a bit of a Demijohn classic cocktail. Like our popular Raspberry Vodka Liqueur 22% when drunk on its own over ice, the Raspberry Vodka Martini is a very good cocktail to get a party going. And best of all, it is so simple anyone can make it!

Ingredients

Preparation

Fill a martini glass with ice to cool the glass. Add your ingredients along with lots of ice to your cocktail shaker. Shake the mixture hard for around 10 to 15 seconds. Remove all ice from the martini glass and strain the drinks from the shaker into the glass.

Finally, twist a small amount peel from a fresh lemon over the glass and drop into the drink to give your Martini a zesty twist. A further garnish of a slice of lemon can be added to the side of the glass for decoration.

Other Demijohn Martini cocktails to try:

Demijohn Classic Dry Martini

Sloe Gin Martini

Morello Martini


Hold your Horses

Posted in All Recipes Cocktail Recipes Vodka Cocktails Citrus Cocktails , by Angus Ferguson, on 23rd May 2016

Hold your Horses CocktailFirst created during a fantastically hot week while we exhibited at Badminton Horse Trials in early May 2016, our Hold your Horses Cocktail is aptly named. Our smooth Rhubarb Vodka combines with our zesty Grapefruitcello and the zing of our unique Elderflower Vinegar to produce a delicious long drink, perfectly matched for a hot Summers day.

Ingredients

Preparation

Half fill a rocks glass with ice and add Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur, Grapefruitcello and Elderflower Vinegar. Top up with tonic water and muddle gently. Garnish with a fresh stem of rhubarb or lime and then sip like a Show Jumper!

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Lemon Weegie

Posted in All Recipes Cocktail Recipes Vodka Cocktails Citrus Cocktails , by Angus Ferguson, on 28th July 2014

Lemon Weegie CocktailInspiration for our Lemon Weegie Cocktail came from the need to celebrate the Glasgow Commenwealth Games in July 2014 with a suitable drink. It is a refreshingly simple, long cocktail drink with a gentle surprise in its tail. You might say, easy peasy lemon weegie....!

Ingredients

Preparation

Place plenty of ice in a tall glass, squeeze in a little juice from a fresh lemon, add measures of Limoncello Liqueur and Elderflower Vinegar. Top up with tonic and muddle gently. Garnish with fresh lemon.

Anything else I should know?

Do not be put off by the addition of Elderflower Vinegar in the cocktail. Please be brave and try it, you will be pleasantly surprised!

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Rhubarb Bellini

Posted in All Recipes Cocktail Recipes Vodka Cocktails Fruity Cocktails , by Angus Ferguson, on 25th May 2013

Rhubarb Bellini CocktailIf you are a rhubarb fan then our Rhubarb Bellini Cocktail will be your drink. Its creation, using our very popular Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur 20.5%, marked the launch of our new Demijohn Cocktail Bar in a muddy field at Scone Palace in Pertshire, Scotland in early July 2012, (well we needed something to raise morale in the rain!).

Ingredients

  • 1 measure of Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur 20.5%
  • 3 measures of Prosecco (or Champagne or other Sparkling White Wine)
  • Rhubarb Purée

Preparation

This is a long drink that should be ideally served in Champagne Flutes or another similar tall glass. Stew fresh rhubarb stems for about 5 minutes and sweeten generously with sugar. Liquidize the stewed rhubarb with a blender into a smooth paste. Chill for an hour prior to adding 2 teaspoons full of the fruit purée to the glass. Add a measure of Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur 20.5% and top up with chilled Prosecco or Sparkling White Wine.

Anything else I should know?

The original Bellini is a long cocktail drink that originated in Venice in the 1930's. It is a mixture of sparkling wine (traditionally Prosecco) and peach purée often served at celebrations. It is one of Italy's most popular cocktails. Our Rhubarb Bellini's proved to be so popular our customers soon forgot the rain and the mud at Scone Palace and really got in the swing of things!

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Click to buy our Citrus Sundowner Cocktail SetOur Citrus Sundowner Cocktail is a drink designed to make you feel alive and kicking. Best drunk on a warm evening with friends as the sun goes down, it will revitalise the parts that other cocktails fail to reach. You can buy the ingredients for this cocktail as our Citrus Sundowner Cocktail Set.

Ingredients

Preparation

This is a long drink refreshing drink, so choose a high ball glass or increase the quantities and add to a pitcher for larger parties. Add the measures of Lime Vodka, Seville Orange Gin, Ginger Wine with plenty of ice to a glass. Then add the juice of a quarter of fresh lime and a quarter of fresh lemon. Top up with tonic water, stirring gently. Garnish with small segments of lime, lemon and orange. Drink slowly facing into the setting sun, and feel happy!

Anything else I should know?

Like all good things in life this cocktail was created by chance and circumstance at a 50th birthday party with friends in Perthshire, Scotland at the end of May. One balmy warm Spring evening, we needed a celebratory drink for the birthday girl, Catriona. With the basic ingredients of Lime Vodka Liqueur, Seville Orange Gin and Ginger Wine to hand, the Citrus Sundowner Cocktail was born, AKA Catriona's Citrus Sundowner. This is a delightful drink that is so fresh it will make you feel young again...well almost!

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Raspberry Fresh

Posted in All Recipes Cocktail Recipes Vodka Cocktails Fruity Cocktails , by Angus Ferguson, on 24th May 2013

The Raspberry Fresh Cocktail, for someone smooth and fruity!Sometimes simple flavours pair together in the most magical way, and such is the case in our deliciously fresh tasting Raspberry Fresh Cocktail. Combining our seriously fruity Raspberry Vodka, zesty Lime Vodka Liqueur and fresh apple juice, this drink can make a long and refreshing way to start a warm summer's afternoon or a night on the tiles.

Ingredients

Preparation

Add Raspberry Vodka, Lime Vodka, Raspberry Puree (optional) and plenty of ice to a High Ball or Collins glass and top up with fresh Apple Juice. Top Tip: To make a Raspberry Puree simply wash a good handful of fresh raspberries, place in a suitable bowl and mash, whizz or pummle them into a paste. A fork would do this as well as a very expensive liquidizer! Easy peasy lemon squeezy :)

Anything else I should know?

Mark and Tim in our York shop have had some great ideas for mixing our unique selection of handmade British drinks, but this is one of their best so far. Be warned however, our Raspberry Fresh Cocktail is so easy to drink it might make you rather fresh too!

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The Bloody Pirate Gift SetThis cocktail is dedicated to our Demijohn boys in York, Mark Perkins and Tim Fox. They have created a great cocktail drink using our hugely popular Raspberry Vodka and Spiced Rum liqueurs to create a big, strong tasting drink for men. If you like Vodka and Rum then this is your cocktail.

Ingredients

Preparation

Very simple. Pour equal measures of Raspberry Vodka Liqueur and Spiced Rum Liqueur over lots of ice in a rocks glass.

Anything else I should know?

The Raspberry Vodka, or Bloody part of this drink, conveys a fruity taste while our Spiced Rum, aka drink of Pirates, adds a rich caramel treat. The result is cracking cup to start any Summer party! The Bloody Pirate is a ready made gift set, a great present idea for men!

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Apotheker 1 Litre bottle of Spiced Rum Liqueur 20%Edinburgh was voted in 2008 as the Mojito capital of Europe, impressed? It is only right therefore that we let you into the little secret of the Demijohn Dark Mojito that may have been encouraging this vibrant trend!

Ingredients

Preparation

Gently crush mint in the bottom of the shaker glass, add quarter of fresh lime, fill up with crushed or broken ice. Shake together the Spiced Rum, Lime Vodka and Lemon Vinegar. Strain into a collins glass and add the soda. Top up with crushed ice if required and gently muddle ingredients together. Add straws and away you go!

Anything else I should know?

Some cocktail trivia to impress your friends: The original Mojito is a Cuban Mint Julep with lime and would be made with white rum, not our dark spiced rum as we are suggesting here. During US Prohibition the old recipe was revived with great success at the Bodeguita del Medio Bar in Cuba. Right, now stop studying and get into action....!

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Lime Vodka Collins

Posted in All Recipes Cocktail Recipes Vodka Cocktails Citrus Cocktails , by Angus Ferguson, on 15th March 2013

Lime Vodka Collins CocktailIf you like your drinks sharp and refreshing then this might be just your tipple!

Ingredients

  • 2 measures Lime Vodka Liqueur 24%
  • 1 measure lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • fill with club soda
  • ice cubes

Preparation

Fill a collins glass 3/4 full with ice cubes. Add the Lime Vodka, lemon juice and sugar. Top with club soda.


Carrie MaK

Posted in All Recipes Cocktail Recipes Vodka Cocktails Halloween Cocktails , by Angus Ferguson, on 15th March 2013

Ginger Wine 14.5%Our Shop Manager in Glasgow, Carrie Hay, is credited with inventing this delicious little cocktail. It is simple to make and dangerously easy to consume! Another twist on the traditional Whisky Mac Cocktail, the combination of ingredients here produces a beautifully sweet, smooth and gingery drink. If you like rhubarb and ginger, you are going to love this!

Ingredients

Preparation

Serve over plenty of ice in a tumbler (rocks) glass

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Rhubarb MAkintosh

Posted in All Recipes Cocktail Recipes Vodka Cocktails , by Angus Ferguson, on 15th March 2013

Mystic 500ml Stacking bottle filled with Organic Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur 20.5%A twist on the traditional Whisky Mac Cocktail, this definitely has its roots in Glasgow. Glasgow's fame for its artists, such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, heavy rain and eccentricity makes Rhubarb MaKintosh an appropriate choice of name for this inspiring cocktail! The combination of ingredients sharpens the rhubarb flavours and produces a dry drink with lemon overtones. Clever, with a few surprises up its sleeve...

Ingredients

Preparation

Shake and serve over plenty of ice in a tumbler (rocks) glass. Add a thin slice of root ginger to the edge of the glass.


Lime Vodka Liqueur 24%This cocktail recipe was created for the Demijohn 2008 Staff Christmas night out by Carrie Hay as our Glasgow team's entry to a cocktail competition between our Edinburgh and Glasgow shops. The Edinburgh cocktail is called Scottish Rose. Although a draw was declared on the night, your comments on the success of each recipe would be much appreciated and could be posted online if witty enough!

Ingredients

  • 3 measures Lime Vodka Liqueur 24%
  • 6 Fresh Strawberries
  • 3/4 measure Fresh Lime Juice
  • A dash of Sugar Syrup
  • 5 measures of Ginger Ale

Preparation

To start, blitz up 2/3 of your fresh strawberries. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the Lime Vodka, lime juice and a dash of sugar syrup and shake well. Take a Collins glass (or tall straight sided glass), add 2 or 3 blocks of ice and a couple of whole strawberries. Strain your mixed drink into the glass until half full, top up with Ginger Ale. Garnish with half a strawberry, add straws. Serves 2.

Anything else I should know?

To make this sharper and more limey, simply leave out the sugar syrup.


Lime Vodka Liqueur 24%This is an old favourite of mine for clearing the head on a Sunday morning pre-lunch! The first named Bloody Mary Cocktail was created by Fernand "Pete" Petiot of Harry's Bar in Paris. He is thought to have named the drink after Mary Pickford the famous actress. There is no doubt in my mind that the man deserves a medal as it is a fabulous combination of flavours. Many variations on a Bloody Mary have been thought up since, which makes this a fun drink to make time and again. See my little tips below for some ideas, but I suggest you start with our Wee Bloody Mary Doll to get you off to a good start!

Ingredients

  • 2 measures Lime Vodka Liqueur 24%
  • 1 measure Cucumber Vodka 29.1%
  • 5 measures Tomato Juice 4 drops of Tabasco
  • 1 pinch of Celery Salt
  • 1 small pinch of Black Pepper

Preparation

Shake and strain through a hawthorn strainer (or anything similar to hand!). Serve in a large goblet or tumbler glass with a short stem of celery and its leaves to add a bit of style.

Anything else I should know?

  • If a measure of Tequila is added your Bloody Mary will become a Deadly Mary.
  • If Tequila is used in the place of the vodka this will become a Bloody Maria.
  • If our Demijohnnie Gin 50% is used instead of our Lime Vodka Liqueur 24% and a half a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice is added, your cocktail will become a Red Snapper.

The ElderflowerIt may look simple, but this drink has the ability to turn spring into Summer, even in Scotland. So, break out your BBQ and head for the garden as our Elderflower Cooler cocktail will start your party with refreshing style!

Ingredients

  • 2 measures of Elderflower Vodka 26%
  • 1 measure of Lemon Vodka Liqueur 22.5%
  • Top up with soda or sparkling mineral water

Preparation

Use an old fashioned tumbler or rocks glass. Pour Elderflower Vodka and Lemon Vodka Liqueur measures over ice, top up with soda and garnish with a slice of lemon. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!


Grapefruitcello LiqueurIn October 2009, just after we launched our new shop in York, we launched our first Grapefruit Vodka Mojito at a Tasting Evening. It was an outstanding success.

We have revisted this cocktail many times since and it is now made with our unique Grapefruitcello Liqueur 32%. This is a wonderfully fresh cocktail to taste and a great drink to start any evening!

Ingredients

Preparation

Gently crush mint in the bottom of the shaker glass, add a hearty squeeze of fresh lime, fill up with crushed or broken ice. Shake Spiced Rum, Grapefruitcello. Stain into a colins glass and add the soda. Top up with crushed ice if required and gently muddle ingredients together. Add straws and away you go!

Anything else I should know?

A little Mojito cocktail trivia to impress your friends: The original Mojito is a Cuban Mint Julep with lime and would be made with white rum, not our dark spiced rum as we are suggesting here. During US Prohibition the old recipe was revived with great success at the Bodeguita del Medio Bar in Cuba. Right, now stop studying and get into action....!

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Election Twist on a Long Island Iced TeaThe 2010 election fever certainly needed a little ice to cool it off. We created our Election Twist cocktail to be just the long drink needed to keep us up late and survive a long night of vote counting! Our Election Twist is a Demijohn variation of the seductively sweet classic Long Island Iced Tea cocktail and has been invented by one of our Glasgow team members, Carlos Wheeler. It was first drunk by a group of guests taking part in one of our organised tasting evenings in Glasgow. Their enthusiastic noises of approval have now written it into the official Demijohn Cocktail Book.

Ingredients

Preparation

Describing the preparation of this drink reads like a manifesto. Making our Election Twist is an undemanding labour of love! Start with equal measures of our marmalady Seville Orange Gin 26% and our Lime Vodka Liqueur 24%. Add a conservative measure of Spiced Rum and a splash of fresh squeezed lemon to give a twist of independence and a subtly green feel. Shake and strain into an ice filled Colins (long) or Rocks (short) glass and top up with a liberal dose of full fat Coca Cola.

Anything else I should know?

If you are a monster raving looney and want to make it a classic Long Island Iced Tea, add a half measure of gold Tequila and teaspoon full of egg white. Election night will never be the same again!


Seabreeze

Posted in All Recipes Cocktail Recipes Vodka Cocktails Citrus Cocktails , by Angus Ferguson, on 13th March 2013

Seabreeze CocktailI first discovered this drink in Hong Kong when I was involved with its handover to the Chinese in 1997. It was hot, hot, hot and we had many reasons to party. Records do not recount how many of these delightful Seabreeze cocktails were consumed, but their refreshing memory lingers on to this day! If you are having a Summer BBQ and it is a hot day, then I certainly can recommend one of these to wake everyone up and really get things going.

Ingredients

Preparation

Pour Grapefruitcello Liqueur and cranberry juice over lots of ice in cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime. Sip slowly and enjoy the freshness.


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