Legendary Cocktail Recipes

Looking for something delicious to perk up your party? Then give our legendary Cocktail of The Month a try. Feel free to browse through previous Cocktail of the Month recipes for further ‘drinkspiration.’

All cocktails have been made especially for TOPS at SPAR by Barcode.  

Range of cocktails

African Bishop

A South African twist on a classic 18 th century hot drink using fine South African brandy to give some extra warmth to the delicious combination of ruby Port and honey, all served steaming hot.

Gin Blossom

With a delightful balance of fruity and floral flavours, the Gin Blossom is centred around the gin so be sure to use a good quality brand.


Campari gives this citrus focussed cocktail a slightly bitter but delicious edge, perfect if you are looking for a less sweet but refreshing aperitif.

La Fresa

This deceptively mild looking cocktail hides a wicked kick but is still full of the deliciously full flavours of aged rum, fresh citrus and fruity strawberries.

Summer Thyme Punch

A delicious punch, perfect for entertaining several guests at once as it can be pre-prepared saving you the effort of fixing everyone drinks and missing out on enjoying them yourself!

Mediterranean Fizz

Kick back and be transported to the Amalfi coast with the fresh Mediterranean flavours of white grapes and basil in this delicious and unique long drink.  

Blood and Sand

Named after the classic 1922 Rudolph Valentino film Blood and Sand , this is one of the few classic cocktails to use Scotch Whisky. The ingredients work perfectly together however to create a delicious balance to this essentia...


A simple and refreshing crowd pleaser for the hot summer months! A slightly drier and more grown up drink, combines Bourbon Whiskey with ginger liqueur, fresh lime juice and tonic water.  

East India

A very old cocktail created in the late 1800’s the East India is nonetheless a lesson in delicate pairing of complex flavours. The dry Maraschino liqueur can sometimes prove a bit of a challenge to find but well worth the effor...

El Diablo

Tequila pairs perfectly with the blackcurrant flavours of Crème de Cassis to provide one of the easiest ways to enjoy Tequila you’re likely to find.