The best Platinum Jubilee cocktails to make at home this weekend

1 June 2022, 15:23

What will you be sipping on over the Platinum Jubilee weekend?
What will you be sipping on over the Platinum Jubilee weekend? Picture: Getty/PH
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

From the Jubilee Mule to the Platinum Jubilee Negroni, these are all the cocktails you need to make over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations are well underway with people across the UK marking the Queen's 70-year reign with street parties, BBQs and garden gatherings.

With the sun shining and the country in a period of celebration, there's never been a better time to start experimenting with cocktail making.

Here, we've collected some of the best Platinum Jubilee-themed cocktails to try over the weekend, from the Jubilee Mule to Platinum Jubilee Negroni:

The Cottage Delight Jamtini

Try something a bit different with the Cottage Delight Jamtini
Try something a bit different with the Cottage Delight Jamtini. Picture: PH

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of Cottage Delight special Jubilee Strawberry Jam
  • 6 strawberries, chopped into small pieces
  • 10 large mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • 50ml grenadine
  • 200ml vodka
  • 500ml lemonade

Method

  1. In a large jug, mix special Cottage delight Jubilee Strawberry Jam, mint leaves, strawberries, and ice
  2. Stir well until the jam has been evenly distributed and the strawberries and mint leaves are slightly crushed. 3.Add the grenadine, vodka and lemonade, mix together
  3. Strain the mixture into ice filled cocktail glasses
  4. Garnish with mint or a slice of fruit or both!

CleanCo's 'Clean Jubilee Garden Party' Cocktail

The Clean Jubilee Garden Party Cocktail is perfect for non-alcohol drinkers
The Clean Jubilee Garden Party Cocktail is perfect for non-alcohol drinkers. Picture: PH

Ingredients

  • 50ml Clean G
  • 150ml Fever Tree elderflower tonic
  • 2-3 Dashes orange bitters (Or preferred citrus bitters)
  • Ice - Cubed
  • Garnish - Cucumber slices

Method

  1. Add Clean G, a few dashes of bitters and elderflower tonic to a wine glass. Fill the glass with ice and layer cucumber slices throughout the drink, leaving one to go on top.

The Jubilee Mule

The Jubilee Mule is the perfect cocktail for a sunny Bank Holiday
The Jubilee Mule is the perfect cocktail for a sunny Bank Holiday. Picture: PH

Ingredients

  • 200ml Fentimans Ginger Beer
  • 60ml Vodka
  • ¼ English cucumber, diced
  • ¼ English cucumber, sliced
  • ½ lime, cut into 2 wedges
  • 5 fresh mint leaves

Method

  1. Muddle mint leaves in a cocktail shaker until crushed
  2. Add diced cucumber and 2 lime wedges
  3. Muddle until cucumber is crushed and limes have been juiced
  4. Add more ice and vodka
  5. Cover the shaker and shake until the outside has frosted
  6. Strain the cocktail into a glass, top with ginger beer
  7. Garnish with sliced cucumber

A Vodka Sunrise

Have a toast to the Queen with a Vodka Sunrise
Have a toast to the Queen with a Vodka Sunrise. Picture: PH

Ingredients

  • 50ml JJ Whitley Artisanal Vodka
  • 15ml Lime Juice
  • 15ml Grenadine
  • 125ml Cloudy Lemonade
  • Wedge of Lime and 2/3 Raspberries

Method

  1. Muddle the raspberries, then build all the ingredients in a highball glass over large cubed ice
  2. Stir gently while squeezing a wedge of lime
  3. Finally, garnish with an additional wedge of lime, fresh raspberries & mint sprig
  4. For a real retro throwback, garnish with a cocktail umbrella or glace cherry

The Platinum Jubilee Negroni

The Platinum Jubilee Negroni is the perfect tipple for the Bank Holiday
The Platinum Jubilee Negroni is the perfect tipple for the Bank Holiday. Picture: PH

Ingredients

  • 1 part CAMPARI (25ml)
  • 1 part Gin (25ml)
  • 1 part Dubonnet (25ml)
  • 1 orange slice garnish
  • 1 lemon peel

Method

  1. Pour the CAMPARI, Gin and Dubonnet into the glass with ice, stir, add the garnishes, and enjoy!

The Tarqueenie

Try the Tarqueenie this Bank Holiday weekend!
Try the Tarqueenie this Bank Holiday weekend! Picture: PH

Ingredients

  • 50ml Tarquin’s Dry Gin
  • 25ml Dubonnet/Prosecco
  • 150-200ml Fever tree Rose & Raspberry Soda

Method

  1. Build over lots of ice in a large wine glass. Add the gin, dubonnet followed by the soda. Garnish with 3 Fresh Raspberries and a ribbon of cucumber and/or a sprig of mint