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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.

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Much A-Woo Woo About Nothing

Royal Shakespeare Company

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


25ml of vodka

25ml of peach schnapps

50ml of cranberry juice

A dash of lime juice

Puck’s Fizz

Royal Shakespeare Company

'Lord, what fools these mortals be!'


12.5ml of cherry liqueur

20ml of peach purée

15ml of gin

Topped up with champagne or prosecco


Royal Shakespeare Company

'But stirred by Cleopatra. Now, for the love of love and her soft hours...'


25ml of citrus vodka

25ml of cointreau

20ml of cranberry juice

15ml of lime juice

Sceptred Isle Ice Tea

Royal Shakespeare Company

'This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle [iced tea], this earth of majesty...'


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

Mint Juliet

Royal Shakespeare Company

'What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and [Mint] Juliet is the sun...'


2 ½ tsp of demerara sugar

8-10 mint leaves

60ml of bourbon

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