To celebrate International Women’s Day we have produced 3 cocktail recipes inspired by empowering women: both past and contemporary. These are women who have pushed the boundaries that we face- encouraging and inspiring young women and men to commit to developing a more inclusive world where our differences are celebrated.

As a predominantly female ran business what better way is there to celebrate than to mix some cocktails and raise a toast to the women who inspire us!

So here’s our 3 International Womens Day Inspired Cocktails.

Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline (Emily) Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union, which used militant tactics to campaign for women’s suffrage. Emily and her suffrages kick-started the dispute for women to have rights in the UK and truly paved the way for modern day feminists. The riots, protests and sacrifices these women made attest the strength and determination they had to make a change for the new age we see.

This botanical martini commends her legacy and roots as one of the most iconic northern women in British history.

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add 25ml Gin, 25ml lemon juice, 25ml passion fruit puree and 25ml cranberry juice and a dash of sugar syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake the ingredients together for 15-20 seconds to create a thick foam then strain into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with dehydrated flower petals (rose petals work really well for this)
cropped cocktail

The First Lady

Michelle Obama has been described as the first lady who broke the mold. Her legacy stands robustly alongside that of her husbands as she created her own independent identity- which very few of her predecessors could claim. Michelle recognised the meaningful impact that a First Lady can have- using her position as a platform to campaign social and political issues and deliver change.  Over the course of her position as FLOTUS, she had championed women’s rights and advocated for healthy opportunities- covering issues such as domestic violence and womens’ education.

This martini combines tequila and coffee-  the first lady has been known to enjoy a margarita herself and loves Coffee, so this Mexican twist on the classic coffee cocktail only seems fitting.

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add 25ml tequila, 25ml Kahlúa coffee liqueur, 50ml espresso and a dash of sugar syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake the ingredients together for 15 – 20 seconds, to create a velvety foam.
  4. Strain into a martini glass.

Serena Williams

To many, Serena Williams is known as the greatest tennis player of all time. Her athleticism and drive have won her the most Grand-Slams of anyone in the sport- both male or female in history. Breaking the barriers which female tennis players face and encouraging women to overcome the bias they face as a whole in sport. Serena continuously called out the sports inherent sexism- fighting for herself and those who will follow her.

This updated take on a classic Pimms- the emblematic tipple for Wimbledon, is an ode to Serena and her fierce contribution to equality in women’s sports.

  1. Fill a glass tumbler with ice.
  2. Add 50ml Pimms, some strawberries, cucumber, mint and a squeeze of lime to the glass.
  3. Top up with ginger ale.


We hope you enjoyed reading and enjoy our Womens Day Inspired Cocktails. Cheers to you all!