Cheers, it’s Cocktail week — here’s five of the best

London Cocktail Week is taking place in Seven Dials between 7th-13th October. For more information visit Sevendials.co.uk/events

Champagne style: Bellini

2 shots peach puree
1/2 shot creme de peche de vigne liqueur
1/4 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice
Top up with Prosecco sparkiing wine
Shake first three ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass. Add Prosecco and stir

Martini style: Sidecar

1 1/2 shot Courvoisier Exclusif VSOP cognac
1 shot Cointreau triple sec
1 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 shot chilled mineral water
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass

Stirred: Sweet Manhattan

2 1/2 shots Maker’s Mark bourbon
1/8 shot Maraschino syrup (from cherry jar)
1 shot Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
3 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass

Tropical: PIna Colada

2 shots Bacardi Gold Rum
4 shots freshly pressed pineapple juice
1 shot coconut milk
1 shot double cream and a pinch of salt
Blend all ingredients with one 12oz scoop crushed ice and serve with straws

Long and refreshing: Vodka Rickey

2 shots Ketel One Vodka
1/2 shot freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 shot sugar syrup
Top up with club soda
Shake first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. Top with soda

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