sex on the beach… afternoon delights… what’s your dating cocktail?

This is just a friendly reminder, cocktails are cool.

A good cocktail can really elevate a date, make a good conversation interesting, fun, and help you feel relaxed on your toes. If you’re looking for an exciting tipple for your next date, or just need a gentle reminder that nice things exist in this world, check out our list of the 9 best cocktails around.


1. Bombay Sapphire Gin Martini

A playful twist of the all-time classic gin tipple. Tastes so good, this martini is reportedly illegal in some states (how fabulous).

2. Negroni

An elegant classic on the drink menu. We love the Italians' choice of drying Campari to sweet vermouth. Paired with a light garnish of basil leaves, it's super classy.

3. Bloody Mary

In the words of Frank Sinatra, “this stuff tastes good and it makes you feel good". Let's face it, nothing ruins a night out more than a bloody hangover. So pack some extra naughtiness for a super-cocktail. The perfect coupling for that Sunday lunch date.

4. Cosmopolitan

Super-refreshing and guaranteed to quench your thirst. A powerful combination of vodka and cranberry juice. Sophistication.

5. Old Fashioned

The perfect cocktail to sip in front of the fire with some marshmallows. The simplest cocktail and yet the best. Perfect for a full-on cosy evening.

6. Sex On The Beach

A pina colada cocktail. A classic, and one of the most Instagrammable drinks around.

7. The Mai Tai

Sometimes you just want to stick to your guns and make a one-punch drink. This cool twist on the classic tropical cocktail is the ideal way to start any date.

8. Afternoon Delights Cocktail

The perfect balance of gin, lemon and sugar. A chilled drink perfect for any romantic occasion.