How To… Design a Signature Cocktail

Want to put your mixology skills to the test? Develop your own cocktail by following these simple steps.

Step One: Decide on the flavour profile

The first step? Pick what flavours you want to be the star of your show! Will your signature cocktail be fruity, savoury or sweet? 

Strawberry, basil, chocolate

Step Two: Pick your ingredients

With your primary flavour decided, pick ingredients that you think will balance it out. Is your main ingredient sweet? Try adding some lemon juice! Is it bitter? Try adding something sweet!

Cocktail ingredients

Step Three: Tweak and refine

A little change in ratios can make a big difference. So don’t give up on your signature cocktail if it doesn’t taste quite right on the first try – keep making little changes until you get your cocktail just right.