We're sharing our top Honeymoon Hotspot cocktails with easy-to-follow recipes to recreate at home.
By the time your Honeymoon rolls around, you’re no doubt fed up of the fizz and fancy treating yourself to a longer, refreshing and, arguably more delicious drink.
We reckon the perfect way to acquaint yourself with your honeymoon destination is by sampling one of their renowned cocktails, so we’re sharing our definitive list of the top cocktails from honeymoon hotspots across the world.
With easy-to-follow recipes to recreate at home, whether you’re sampling before you go or sipping when the adventure is over to relive those relaxed days with a cocktail in hand.
Paloma - Mexico
More popular in Mexico than the Margarita, the Paloma is a more refreshing version of a tequila-based cocktail. Combining tequila and grapefruit soda, the recipe for the Paloma is a simple shake and top-up.
- 50ml Tequila
- 50ml Grapefruit Juice
- 15ml Lime Juice
- 15ml Agave Syrup
- Grapefruit Soda (To Top)
Method: Shake the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave syrup together in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a glass filled with large ice cubes and top-up with grapefruit soda.
Negroni - Italy
Dating back to 1919 at Caffè Casoni, the Negroni cocktail originates from Florence when Count Camillo Negroni, created the drink by asking the bartender to strengthen his favourite cocktail by adding gin rather than soda water. You can still visit the birthplace of the Negroni by popping into now-named Giacosa Café!
The traditional Negroni cocktail recipe:
- 20ml Gin
- 20ml Campari
- 20ml Sweet Vermouth
Method: Pour all ingredients into a glass filled with ice and stir.
Our Negroni cocktail kit featuring Martin Miller’s Gin contains everything you need in one box to enjoy the Negroni and Americano cocktail at home!
Caipirinha - Brazil
Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha is made with the country’s famed spirit cachaça. Mostly associated with the Mojito, the Caipirinha can be altered to preferred flavoured tastes by swapping the lime for a fruit of your choice.
- 50ml Cachaça
- ½ Lime (Cut into 4 wedges)
- 2 tsp Sugar
Method: Place lime and sugar into an Old Fashioned glass and muddle together. Fill the glass with cubed ice and add Cachaça.
Mojito - Cuba
With a history dating back to the 1940s, Havana is known as the birthplace of the famous Mojito cocktail. A popular summer drink combining rum with fresh lime juice, sugar and mint leaves, it’s a cocktail that’s stood the test of time.
- 50ml White Rum
- 1 Lime
- 1 tsp Sugar
- Mint Leaves (Handful)
- Soda Water (To Top)
Method: Muddle the lime, sugar and mint leaves together in a glass. Add a handful of ice and pour over the rum, stir with a spoon and top with soda water.
Our Mojito cocktail box includes everything you need to make four glasses of two delicious Mojitos - the original and Southside Mojito featuring Admiral Vernon’s Old J Silver Rum and Brecon Welsh Gin!