9 Shakespearean Cocktails To Try On World Cocktail Day

Today is World Cocktail Day. To celebrate, Alice – mixologist extraordinaire in the RSC Rooftop Restaurant – has created 9 Shakespearean cocktails for your delectation. Check out the recipes and get mixing! Shakespeare, not stirred.

1. Much A-Woo Woo About Nothing

Royal Shakespeare Company

‘I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?’

Ingredients:

25ml of vodka
25ml of peach schnapps
50ml of cranberry juice
A dash of lime juice

2. Puck’s Fizz

Royal Shakespeare Company

‘Lord, what fools these mortals be!’

Ingredients:

12.5ml of cherry liqueur
20ml of peach purée
15ml of gin
Topped up with champagne or prosecco

3. Taming of the Shrewdriver

Royal Shakespeare Company

‘If I be waspish, best beware my sting.’

Ingredients:

50ml of vodka
Topped up with orange juice

4. Cleopolitan

Royal Shakespeare Company

‘But stirred by Cleopatra. Now, for the love of love and her soft hours…’

Ingredients:

25ml of citrus vodka
25ml of cointreau
20ml of cranberry juice
15ml of lime juice

5. Sceptred Isle Ice Tea

Royal Shakespeare Company

‘This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle [iced tea], this earth of majesty…’

Ingredients:

15ml of gin
15ml of white rum
15ml of vodka
15ml of Cointreau
A dash of orange juice
A dash of lemon juice
Topped up with cola

6. Pink Lady Macbeth

Royal Shakespeare Company

‘Was the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself?’

Ingredients:

50ml of gin
25ml of Calvados
15ml of lemon juice
One egg white

7. Mint Juliet

Royal Shakespeare Company

‘What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and [Mint] Juliet is the sun…’

Ingredients:

2 ½ tsp of demerara sugar
8-10 mint leaves
60ml of bourbon

8. Bloody Tamora

Royal Shakespeare Company

‘That heinous tiger, Tamora…’

Ingredients:

50ml of vodka and 10ml of grenadine
Pomegranate juice poured over crushed ice

9. Lear Kir Royale

Royal Shakespeare Company

‘When the mind’s free, the body’s delicate…’

Ingredients:

20ml of Crème de Cassis
Topped up with champagne

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