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11 Classic British Cocktail Recipes We Love

Order these British cocktails when you’re in the UK, or make them yourself.

From carefully mixed concoctions to the simple Boilermaker, British cocktails have spread across the pond and worldwide.

Refreshing Pimms Cup Cocktail

There isn’t one defining element that makes a cocktail British, like a particular spirit or way of serving drinks. Each drink has a unique flavor profile, providing options for different tastes. 

What these drinks do share is a place of origin. These classic cocktails have been enjoyed for decades, some even longer!

Some British cocktails have been used medicinally in the past with carefully curated ingredients, while others were created spontaneously.

No matter your preference, you’ll find something you’ll enjoy on my list of the best British cocktails.

Final Thoughts

Try these essential British cocktails, or try a popular British beer if you’re more of a beer drinker.

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.