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Unleash Your Inner Mixologist: Celebrating World Cocktail Day

Ready to toast mixology's timeless tradition? May 13th marks World Cocktail Day, a vibrant celebration of the art of crafting and enjoying perfectly mixed drinks.

It is a time to honour the creativity, innovation, and skill that go into crafting the perfect cocktail.

At BP DRINKS, we believe that this day is a reminder of the craftsmanship and expertise that define the beverage industry, and we invite you to join us in raising a glass to the spirits that bring us together!

In the spirit of World Cocktail Day, we're thrilled to share some tempting cocktail recipes for you to try at home.

Old Fashioned cocktail in a tumbler glass with a orange peel garnish.
Old Fashioned cocktail

The Old Fashioned


  • 50ml bourbon or rye whisky

  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

  • 1 sugar cube

  • Orange peel for garnish


  • Place the sugar cube in a glass and saturate it with bitters.

  • Muddle the sugar and bitters, then add the whisky.

  • Add ice and stir until well-chilled.

  • Garnish with an orange peel.

French Martini served with lemon garnish.
French Martini

Lavender French 75


  • 40ml gin

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 15ml lavender-infused simple syrup

  • 60ml champagne

  • Lemon peel for garnish


  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add gin, lemon juice, and lavender simple syrup. Shake vigorously.

  • Strain into a flute and top with champagne.

  • Garnish with a lemon peel.

Watermelon Basil Margarita served over ice in the tumbler with lemon, lime and basil garnish.
Watermelon Basil Margarita

Watermelon Basil Margarita


  • 50 ml Silver tequila

  • 30 ml Fresh watermelon juice or puree

  • 30 ml Fresh lime juice

  • 30 ml agave nectar

  • 3-4 Basil leaves or basil simple syrup

  • Watermelon slice, or dehydrated lime wheel, for garnish


  • Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.

  • Strain onto fresh ice in a short, tumbler glass.

  • Garnish with a basil leaf, wedge of watermelon or dehydrated lime wheel.

We believe every cocktail tells a story and carries with it the passion and expertise of those who create it. This World Cocktail Day, let's honour the mixologists, bartenders, and beverage professionals who bring these stories to life with every pour.

Raise a glass, experiment with new flavours, and take a moment to appreciate the craft. Cheers to World Cocktail Day, from the team at BP DRINKS!

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