Let the evening begin. Enjoy British Cassis served straight as a delicious aperitif, pay the perfect complement to champagne by adding a drop to each flute, or shake it into cocktails. Here are our favourite tipples…

Blackcurrant Martini

  • 50ml Vodka
  • 25ml British Cassis
  • Liquorice paint

Pour the British Cassis and vodka over ice in a cocktail shaker and agitate. Add a brushstroke of liquorice paint to the inside of a Martini glass before straining.

Hereford Mule

  • 25ml British Cassis
  • 12 Fresh blackcurrants
  • 60ml Vodka
  • 30ml Fresh lime juice
  • 15ml Sugar syrup
  • Ginger beer

Pour the British Cassis, vodka and lime juice into a traditional pewter cup or highball glass over ice cubes. Top off with the ginger beer. Garnish with the lime wedge and blackcurrants.

Blackcurrant Daiquiri

  • 50ml White rum
  • 25ml British Cassis
  • 15ml Lime juice
  • Blackcurrants

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, filling three-quarters full. Add all the ingredients, cover and shake. Strain into chilled Martini glasses (without ice). Garnish with a trio of blackcurrants.

Blackcurrant Spritz

  • 50ml English sparkling
  • 25ml British Cassis
  • 25ml Sipsmith Vodka
  • 5ml Sugar syrup
  • 50ml Soda

Pour over crushed ice and garnish with lemon peel and blackcurrant.

El Diablo

  • 60ml Reposado Tequila
  • 25ml British Cassis
  • 25ml Lime juice
  • Ginger beer

Combine ice and tequila. Top with ginger beer, then slowly pour in British Cassis (it will settle to bottom). Squeeze lime over, then drop wedge into drink and serve.

Cassis Negroni

  • 40ml Gin
  • 20ml Campari
  • 20ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 10ml British Cassis

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.


  • 20ml British Cassis
  • 40ml Gin
  • 15ml Lime juice
  • 15ml Sugar syrup

Pour the gin, lime juice and sugar syrup into a shaker, half-fill with ice, and shake until ice cold. Strain into an old-fashioned rock glass filled with crushed ice. Drizzle the British Cassis over the top so it trickles through the ice. Garnish with fresh or frozen blackcurrants and a slice of lemon.

British Royale

An Anglo-French Romance

  • British Cassis
  • Champagne or Prosecco
  • Blackcurrants

Pop a trio of blackcurrants in a chilled champagne flute and add a generous dash of British Cassis. Then top with your favourite champagne or prosecco. An incredibly simple classic.

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