Quick & easy cocktail recipes for a boozy weekend

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Impress your mates with your mixology skills and these simple cocktail recipes...

El Presidente cocktail
If The Great Gatsby has taught us anything this year - it's that our party throwing capabilities are just not up to scratch (we haven't read the Spark Notes - but pretty sure that's what Fitzgerald was trying to tell us).

So forget a bag of crisps and opening a bottle of red - it's time to step things up a notch. Have a go at some of these impressive cocktail recipes this weekend and impress your mates with just how cool you are.

Click on the cocktails below to get the step-by-step instructions...

MAKE AN 'EL PRESIDENTE' RUM TIPPLE RECIPE (above)

This Cuban-born cocktail combines rum, Dry Vermouth and orange. The antidote to your crappy week.

Great Gatsby gin cocktail


GREAT GATSBY COCKTAIL RECIPE: THE GIN RICKEY RECIPE

You've seen the film, now drink the booze with a classic gin rickey recipe.

Frozen Raspberry Daiquiri


FROZEN BERRY AND VANILLA DAIQUIRI RECIPE

Strawberries, raspberries, rum and vanilla sugar syrup are the order of things for this fruity cocktail that packs a punch.

National Coffee Week Recipe: Cherry Espresso Martini


COFFEE COCKTAIL: CHERRY ESPRESSO MARTINI RECIPE

Feeling a little sleepy? This coffee charged cocktail recipe will charge you right up and get you in the party mood.

Shutterstock Silver Bronx Great Gatsby cocktail

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VINTAGE SILVER BRONX COCKTAIL RECIPE

This is a classy drink, for a classy lady.

Bombay Sapphire Cocktails


TANQUERAY GIN RASPBERRY AND LAVENDER FIZZ

Here at Handbag.com we see gin drinking as a noble hobby. This cocktail mixing gin with raspberries, lavender and Prosecco just makes sense.

Death by Chocolate Cocktail


DEATH BY CHOCOLATE COCKTAIL RECIPE

Like a chocolate milkshake for adults. Win.

Malibu Red cocktail


TRY A MALIBU RED SUNSET COCKTAIL

If you like fruity, orange juice based cocktails - this is for you. We're sure it's one of your five a day.

Wham Jam, Thank You Ma'am! with Southern Comfort


Southern Comfort, Amaretto and jam. No seriously.

WHAM JAM, THANK YOU MA'AM!

Grand Marnier fruit cocktail


FRUITY GRAND MARNIER GRAND'O COCKTAIL RECIPE

Fresh and fruity, this mixes orange flavours with berries and sparkling water.

Malibu Snowcoco Apple Strudle


MALIBU APPLE STRUDEL COCKTAIL RECIPE

Cinnamon and apples make this the perfect winter beverage.

Great Gatsby gin cocktail


FRENCH 75 RECIPE

It doesn't get more Great Gatsby than this. Gin and Champagne together - perfect for New Year's Eve.

Skyfall cocktail


JAMES BOND SKYFALL COCKTAIL RECIPE

Just think, you too could be as cool as this guy.

Salvatore Calabrese's spicy fifty cocktail

© Salvatore Calabrese



SALVATORE CALABRESE'S SPICY FIFTY RECIPE

Legendary cocktail master Salvatore Calabrese has shared his spicy cocktail recipe, fusing honey, chilli, vodka and vanilla.

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Grand marnier ginger cocktail


GRAND MARNIER CHAMPAGNE GINGER COCKTAIL

Champagne, Grand Marnier and ginger make for a warming winter tipple.

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MOVIE COCKTAILS: BIG LEBOWSKI'S WHITE RUSSIAN RECIPE

Make like the dude and drink alcoholic milk.

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