Winter Cocktail Recipes… Well its nearly the weekend!!

Coffee Espresso & Vodka cocktail from Canvas & Stone as seen on Mr & Mrs unique

It’s nearly the weekend…

Today we have two delicious cocktails to ease you into Autumn courtesy of the team behind the five beautiful country house venues, Canvas and Stone. Both are so delicious you’ll want to revive the redundant shaker from the cupboard and practice like a champ. Better still? Head to one of the five houses and ask for a demo.


Gin, champagne & lemon cocktail recipe by Canvas & Stone as seen on Mr & mrs Unique

A classic cocktail made out of things you might have in healthy supply. Combine the two, and you’ve got a great tasting drink – with the added bonus of bubbles!


  • 2 ounces London dry gin
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Champagne
  • Long spiral lemon twist (for serving)

To Make…

Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.

Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a large flute. Top with Champagne; garnish with lemon twist.

Recipe by Chris Morocco


Coffee Espresso & Vodka cocktail from Canvas & Stone as seen on Mr & Mrs unique

Amongst the Canvas & Stone team, is FIVE times World Champion Cocktail Maker, Jamie Stephenson. He has made an elegant coffee-based cocktail inspired by the indulgent past and the energising future of these houses. You can find it in all of the Canvas & Stone houses.

Smooth and Indulgent. A stimulating blend of coffee, chocolate & vanilla cream

Bottom Layer…

In a mixing glass pour the below ingredients

Stir briskly with lots of ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass


  • 20ml Cold espresso
  • 20ml Mozart Black Liqueur
  • 30ml Black Cow Vodka
  • 5ml Sugar syrup
  • Small pinch of salt

Top Layer…

Pour the below ingredients into a cocktail shaker.

Shake without ice for 10 seconds and pour carefully over the back of a spoon onto the bottom layer.

Garnish with coffee beans


  • 40ml Single cream
  • 15ml Monin Vanilla Syrup

Recipe by Jamie Stephenson

If you want to see another cocktail recipe from the team you can catch these recipes in our most recent Autumn/Winter Magazine 

A huge thank you to Canvas & Stone venues and their teams for giving us these cocktails! Canvas and Stone is a unique collection of five country houses Dewsall Court, Elmore Court, Iscoyd Park, Pennard House and Wasing Park all available exclusively for any type of event you can have in the countryside. For more information on what’s happening at the houses, visit

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