To stay super cool, suave, and dapper this summer, we think your drink needs to follow suit.

And after watching every James Bond film about fourteen times, we’re finally ready to introduce our Original Gangsta – a cocktail that’s just a lil’ bit criminal.

With Beefeater gin and elderflower liqueur blended with lemon, pineapple, apple juice and blueberry jam, our Original Gangsta is dressed and ready for action. And after just one sip, you will be too.

Don’t believe us? Well, make it for yourself at home, and let us know on a scale of 1 to 007 just how James Bond you feel.


Coupe glass
A trusty blender

Original Gangsta Ingredients

37.5ml Beefeater gin
12.5ml Elderflower liqueur
12.5ml Lemon juice
25ml Pineapple juice
50ml Apple juice
2 teaspoons of blueberry jam

Garnish with 3 mint sprigs

How to make an Original Gangsta

  1. Grab your blender and throw in all your ingredients. We mean it, all of ‘em. That’s the Beefeater gin, the elderflower liqueur, lemon, pineapple, and apple juices before finally adding two spoons of blueberry jam.
  2. Next, you’re going to want to fill your coupe glass with cubed ice to make it nice and chilled, before adding this ice to the blender too.
  3. Now, the fun bit. Make sure your blender’s lid is properly attached, then blend your lovely little mix until it’s smooth.
  4. Finally, pour this blend into your coupe glass, add some mint sprigs, and steal your dad’s best bowtie to make it suave AF.

There you have it. And if you want the full Bond effect? Simply assassinate a few Soviet spies, out-manoeuvre a helicopter in just your car and have showers with many, many women. Easy.

Or, if you can’t afford an Aston Martin, you could always learn a new skill at one of our Cocktail Masterclasses. We’ll show you all the tricks of the trade – that’s mixology, no MI6-style martial arts, we’re afraid.

And to keep practising at home, check out some of our other delicious cocktail recipes:

Cocktail recipes: How to make a Garden of Eden

Cocktail recipes: How to make a Gettin’ Ginny Wit’ It

Cocktail recipes: How to make a Sweet Dreams