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What’s better than afternoon tea? Afternoon tea with cocktails!

Whether you’re making your own or collecting a takeaway pack-up from your favourite local eatery, there’s something special about the combination of the small sandwiches, cakes and not forgetting those amazing scones! You may even be one of those people who like to mix it up and serve canapé style bites like skewers, mini burgers and arancini balls.

Either way, for Afternoon Tea Week we wanted to share some of our favourite cocktails with you for you to enjoy the next time you gather your favourite people together for afternoon tea. In Slingsby style, of course!


Rhubarb & Aperol Southside

  • 30ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
  • 20ml Aperol
  • 50ml Prosecco
  • 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • Handful of Fresh Raspberries
  • 1 Basil Leaf

Shake all the ingredients aside from the prosecco. Double strain into a large wine glass with cubed ice and top with prosecco. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a basil sprig.


Slingsby Garibaldi

  • 30ml Slingsby Marmalade Gin
  • 15ml Campari
  • 60ml Pineapple Juice
  • 25ml Fresh Orange Juice
  • 12.5ml Sugar Syrup

Combine Marmalade Gin and Campari at the base of a highball glass with a small amount of pineapple and orange. When a red colour forms, top up with the rest of the ingredients.


Long Lemonade

  • 50ml Slingsby London Dry Gin 
  • 25ml Sugar Syrup 
  • 1/2 a Lemon
  • Handful of Mint
  • Soda

Muddle the lemon down in a tall glass and add the mint. Add the sugar syrup and gin. Fill with crushed ice and stir. Add more ice and a splash of soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel and mint sprig.


Marmalade Fizz

  • 25ml Slingsby Marmalade Gin
  • 50ml Orange Juice
  • 1tsp Marmalade
  • Prosecco top

Combine all ingredients except the Prosecco into a shaker. Shake and strain into a glass and top with Prosecco. Garnish with dried orange.


Rhubarb Picnic

  • 30ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
  • 3 tsp of Strawberry Jam
  • 5ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 50ml Apple Juice

Build all ingredients in a low ball glass filled with ice and stir well.