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Celebrate World Cocktail Day with a special Aldi tipple designed to mark occasion

By Brett Gibbons

Cocktail connoisseurs are set for a treat from budget retailer Aldi to celebrate a special milestone. It is World Cocktail Day today (May 13) and the store has curated a selection of delicious new recipes to celebrate.

With warm summer days approaching, shoppers can create refreshing cocktails which include popular favourite tipples as well as the brand-new additions featuring the chain's Infusionist Watermelon & Lime Gin Liqueur (£10.99, 50cl) and Infusionist Blossom Gin Liqueur (£10.99, 50cl).

Fan favourites Haysmith's Mango & Passionfruit Gin (£14.99, 70cl), Saint Gérmont Raspberry Vodka (£14.99, 70cl) and Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Prosecco (£7.99, 75cl) are also making a return to help budding mixologists.

Latest recipes from Aldi start from just £1.26 a serve, there’s no need to compromise quality over price.

Cherry Blossom Bloom (£2.13 per serving)

This boasts delicate floral flavours of cherry blossom that pair perfectly with fruity notes of apple, cranberry and lime.

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Infusionist Cherry Blossom Gin Liqueur
  • 25ml cranberry juice
  • 25ml apple juice
  • 75ml Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Prosecco
  • Squeeze of fresh Lime
  • Orange peel for garnish

Method:

Set the prosecco aside and shake the other ingredients with ice. Strain into a glass, top with prosecco and garnish with an orange peel twist

Watermelon Martini (£2.93 per serving)

Sweet watermelon flavours that meet sharp notes of lime and raspberry for a perfectly balanced taste, ideal for spring sipping.

Ingredients:

  • 100ml Infusionist Watermelon & Lime Gin Liqueur
  • 130g fresh raspberries – keep a few to garnish
  • Juice of 1 fresh Lime
  • 2 lime wedges to decorate

Method:

Crush the raspberries and put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake vigorously and strain into two glasses with raspberries to garnish.

Tropical Spritz (£1.85 per serving)

The perfect match for those who like a tropical and exotic cocktail, with sweet blends of mango and passionfruit flavours followed by zesty citrus hits.

Ingredients:

  • 35ml Haysmith's Mango & Passionfruit Flavour Gin
  • 100ml Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Prosecco
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup

Method:

Shake gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into an ice filled shaker. Strain liquid into a glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with a lemon twist

Raspberry Kiss Cosmo (£3.14 per serving)

This delicious tipple is packed with tart flavours of raspberry and cranberry with hints of zesty lime.

Ingredients

  • 60ml Saint Gérmont Raspberry Vodka
  • 40ml cranberry juice
  • 130g fresh raspberries – keep a few to garnish
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 2 lime wedges to decorate
  • 4 fresh basil leaves - keep a couple aside to garnish
  • Ice cubes

Method

Put the vodka, cranberry juice and raspberries into a shaker and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into two glasses and garnish with the remaining raspberries, lime slices and basil. For a longer drink, pour into tumblers, add some ice cubes and top up with sparkling elderflower water.

Aldi’s full spirit and sparkling range is available to buy in stores now.

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