Three locally-inspired Cocktail Recipes by Sunday Cocktail Club

Today I’ve got a very exciting guest post from one of my favourite local content creators. If you don’t know about Sunday Cocktail Club yet – Get to know! Lewis Stairs is a Milton Keynes-based mixology enthusiast who makes cocktails and mocktails for family and friends. He posts an original recipe every Sunday on Instagram. Not only is his attention to detail and ingredients flawless, but the photography and videos he produces are stunning! The cocktails are enticing and many of the recipes you can easily recreate at home.

I invited Lewis to share some exclusive recipes for you – and he has delivered!

In this blog post, you will find three unique recipes (two cocktails and one mocktail!) from Lewis featuring a key ingredient made locally to Milton Keynes. Cheers to that!

Make sure you give Lewis a follow on Instagram – @sundaycocktailclub.

Three cocktail recipes by Sunday Cocktail Club

Cider Spritz

A refreshing take on the classic Prosecco cocktail that’s really easy to make at home and a perfect crowd-pleaser, especially for those who prefer a pint to a glass of wine.

This cocktail features Lambasted Cider from Harrold Calvados Society in Bedford.

  • 50ml Italian Apertivo Liqueur (e.g. Aperol, Londinio, etc.)
  • 150ml Lambasted Cider
  • 100ml Soda Water

Simply pour the ingredients into your favourite glass and enjoy.

Espresso Rum-tini Mocktail

The secret to a good mocktail is to use a spirit substitute with strong flavours, and this non-alcoholic rum is perfectly spiced and works well with strong coffee flavours, so doesn’t make you feel like you’re missing out on a good cocktail.

This recipe features a non-alcoholic rum by Xachoh.

  • 40ml Espresso (I used Solo Coffee Concentrate)
  • 20ml Simple Syrup
  • 60ml Xachoh No. 7 (Non-Alcoholic Rum)

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice, give it a good shake and pour into a martini glass.

Pear & Elderflower Bramble

The Bramble cocktail is made even better with crisp and floral gin and some sweet cordial, and if you can make your own tangy blackberry syrup, the hint of fiery cinnamon really brings out the other flavours for a levelled-up classic.

This recipe features a beautiful gin by Hustle Gin which is based in Olney, and an elderflower cordial by Manor Farm Drinks from Northamptonshire.

  • 50ml Pear & Elderflower Gin
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • 20ml Elderflower Cordial
  • 25ml Blackberry & Cinnamon Syrup (Homemade)

Pour the ingredients into a tumbler over ice and add a garnish.

Thanks so much to Lewis for sharing these AMAZING recipes – I will definitely be giving some of them a go.

Which cocktail will you try? Don’t forget to tag #SundayCocktailClub on Instagram!

About Sunday Cocktail Club

I’m a Milton Keynes-based mixology enthusiast who regularly makes cocktails and mocktails for family and friends and posts an original recipe every week on my Instagram. I love to take classic cocktail recipes and give them a new lease of life with quality spirits & ingredients, and exciting new flavour combinations. Follow me on Instagram: @sundaycocktailclub

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  1. Claire wrote:

    Why am I only discovering a Cider Spritz at the end of summer – it sound like my perfect drink <3

    Claire, G is for Gingers

    Posted 9.15.22 Reply
    • Sophie wrote:

      I know!!! It sounds so delicious!? Though we are entering apple season so could be a nice seasonal alternative!

      Posted 9.26.22 Reply