Campaign Cocktails for Candidates

On the eve of the General Election the Wine and Spirit Trade Association have revealed a special Campaign Cocktails menu featuring one cocktail for each political party leader.

True Blue G&T – An uncomplicated and unmistakably British classic. Using some traditional old school quality gin, with a modern tonic mixer, a served with a spoon of Conservative blue Blueberries. Popular, but not to everyone’s liking.

The Corbyn Libre – A take on the leftist South American classic, but made with English rum, keeping the spirit of revolution but crafted in a trendy East London distillery. Mixed with some plain and sobering club soda and a sprig of home grown mint from an Islington allotment. Garnished with a Labour red cherry.

The Smoking Sturgeon – This unmistakably Scottish cocktail is made with a traditional smoky scotch whisky, mixed with a fiery and generous helping of ginger ale and topped with a SNP yellow Lemon Peel. Liked across the UK but happy just staying in Scotland.

The Yellow Peril – A twist on the “velvet hammer” cocktail, seemingly soft on the outside but with a hard interior. Made with a happy marriage of Lib Dem Orange Liquor, a liberal splash of milk and served with a twisty straw - to help it face a number of ways at once.

The Green Bellini - Made with biodynamic English sparkling wine, which, much like the Green Party is grown in the south and punching above its weight, but still a small player overall. Mixed with sustainably produced local apple juice and garnished with organic green apple peel.

The Cymru Sour - A take on the traditional sour, made with citrusy Welsh Whisky, a spirit that, like Plaid Cymru, is young and mixing things up in Wales. Mixed with egg white, a little sugar and lemon juice to make it sweet yet sharp. Garnished green and yellow with lemon and lime peel.

The UKIP Punch – A boozy and no-nonsense British cocktail made with a splash of British gin and classic gin summer cup. Mixed with lemonade and served with deep purple blackberries and a slice of yellow lemon. Not to everyone’s liking and hard to see its purpose when summer has gone.



Notes to editors


The WSTA is the UK organisation for the wine andspirit industry, representing over 300 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wine and spirits. The WSTA works with its members to promote responsible production, marketing and sale of alcohol.


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