13th of May is World Cocktail Day, let’s celebrate with a cocktail or two.

Celebrate the World Cocktail Day with a variety of tempting serves from Spain, Ireland, Poland, Greece, Mexico, Italy, America, Caribbean and of course the UK.

Spain: Carlos I Brandy Sour ‘

45ml Carlos I, 15cl Lemon Juice, 1 Egg White, 10ml Sugar Syrup, 2 or 3 Ice Cubes. Mix the ice, Carlos I, lemon juice and liquid sugar in a cocktail shaker. Shake strongly until the outside of the shaker frosts up or feels cold. Serve in a cocktail tumbler. Use egg white for a richer texture and foam formation.

RRP: From £32.99. ABV: 40%. Available from: BoothsMaster of MaltDrinkSupermarketAmazon and The Bottle Club

Ireland: Micil Connemartini

35ml Micil Irish Poitín, 15ml Micil Connemara Irish Cream, 15ml Coffee Liqueur, 1 shot of Freshly Brewed Espresso. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain in a chilled glass of your choosing.

Micil Connemara Irish Cream RRP: From £23.95 for 70cl. ABV: 17%. Available from The Whisky ExchangeMaster of Malt and Micil Distillery 

Micil Irish Poitín RRP: From £28.95 for 50cl. ABV: 44%. Available from: The Whisky ExchangeMaster of Malt and Micil Distillery

‘Poland Kavka Martini

100ml Kavka Vodka, A Spray of Cocchi Vermouth, Garnish – a Green Olive. Spray a frozen martini glass with the vermouth and pour in the Kavka vodka. Drop in a green olive.

RRP: From £29.65 for 70cl. ABV: 40%. Available from: AmazonMaster of Malt and Spiritly 

‘Spain Nordesino’

25ml Nordés Gin, 50ml Albariño Wine, 100ml Tonic Water, Garnish: Lemon Twist and Three White Grapes. Fill Nordesiño glass with plenty of ice. Pour Nordés Gin in to glass and top up with Albariño Wine and Tonic. Gently and briefly stir and garnish with a lemon twist and a skewer with three white grapes. 

RRP from £32.95. ABV: 40%. Available from Amazon and Booths

‘Greece Axia Spirit’

30ml Axia Spirit, 15ml Crème de Fraise, 5ml Yellow Chartreuse, 100ml Prosecco, 25ml Soda. Build into glass over ice, garnish with strawberry slices and serve.

RRP: £31.95. ABV: 40%. Available from: AmazonMaster of MaltThe Whisky Exchange and Hedonism

‘Mexico Mijenta La Rosa’

60ml Mijenta Blanco Tequila, 30ml Hibiscus and Raspberry syrup, 30ml Lime juice, 1 tea spoon rosewater.  Shake all ingredients with plenty ice, Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a baby dry rose bud 

RRP: £54.99 for 70cl. ABV 40%. Available from SelfridgesMaster of MaltAmazon and shopmijenta.co.uk  

UK: The artisan Trinity

Gin, sherry and Prosecco combined with fresh lemon to give you the ultimate flavour combination – all topped off with the Artisan Drinks Bubbly Soda Water.

25ml Dry Gin, 25ml Sherry, 25ml Prosecco, 15ml Fresh Lemon, 200ml Artisan Drinks Bubbly Soda Water. Add all ingredients to an ice filled glass and stir gently. Garnish and serve.

8 x Single Flavour Bottle Pack RRP: £8. Available from: Artisan Drinks and Amazon 

24 x Single Flavour Bottle Pack RRP: £24. Available from: Artisan Drinks and Amazon 

‘Italy: Adriatico Roasted Amaretto Spritz

50ml ADRIATICO Roasted Amaretto, 10ml Prosecco, Tonic Water. Mix all ingredients in a wine glass with ice.

RRP £28.99 for 70 cl. ABV 28%. Available from: AmazonHarvey NicholsMaster of Malt,  The Whisky Exchange,  The Drinks Shop and Eataly.

‘UK: Mermaid Spiced Rum & Ginger’

50ml Mermaid Spiced Rum, Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale. Fill a glass with ice, add a measure of Mermaid Spiced Rum and top up with Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and a maraschino cherry 

RRP: From £38 for 70cl. ABV40%. Available from Isle of Wight Distillery and John Lewis.

 ‘Caribbean: Duppy White Rum Pink Ting’

50ml Duppy White Rum, Pink Ting Grapefruit Soda.  Add Duppy White Rum and Pink Ting Grapefruit Soda to a glass with ice.

Duppy White Rum RRP: £20.50 for 70cl. ABV: 40%. Available from: The Duppy Share RumTescoAmazon and Master of Malt.

‘America: The Aviation’

45ml Aviation American Gin, 15ml Maraschino Liqueur, 15ml Lemon Juice | 10ml Simple Syrup, 1 tsp Crème De Violette. Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into coupe glass with ice. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

RRP: £28 for 70cl. ABV: 42%. Available from: TescoWaitroseAmazonMaster of Malt and Morrisons

‘UK: Cotswolds Whisky Highball’

50ml Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, Soda Water, Sprig of Rosemary and Orange Slice. Fill a highball glass with ice and add Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky. Top with soda water and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of orange.

RRP: £39 for 70cl. ABV: 46%. Available from: Sainsbury’sWaitroseOcadoMajesticThe Whisky ExchangeAmazon and Cotswolds Distillery