6 classic TGI Friday’s
cocktail recipes to make at home

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With over 40 cocktails on the menu to choose from, TGI Friday’s is certainly the place to be for a cocktail fuelled catch up with friends. Even if we can’t meet up at our local TGI Friday’s right now, that won’t stop us enjoying some of their classic cocktails at home! Luckily the team at TGI Friday’s have been sharing some of their easy recipes over on their Facebook page so you can bring that Friday’s feeling to any day of the week! We’ve rounded up six of our favourites.

With Father’s Day coming up why not create a cocktail menu for your dad so he can choose which drink he wants on his special day? Ps. Keep reading for tips on how to jazz up your ice and bring the bar experience home

Friday’s Mojito recipe

A refreshing Cuban classic, the Mojito is one of the most famous cocktails ever, seen on menus all over the world! It’s combination of sweet and sour flavours make it the perfect fresh summer cocktail. TGI Friday’s share how they make their ‘Friday’s Mojito’

Mojito cocktail ready to drink on table

What you’ll need:

  • 2 parts rum
  • 1 part sparkling water
  • 2tsp sugar
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • Crushed ice
  • A muddler (or wooden spoon)

How to make it:

  1. Put the lime wedges and sugar into a glass and muddle (mix and press against the glass to release the juice!)
  2. Put 4 mint leaves in your hand and clap together to release the flavour, rub around the rim of the glass, then drop them inside.
  3. Use the muddler to crush the mint into the lime juice
  4. Fill your glass half full of crushed ice
  5. Pour over your rum and mix until the sugar dissolved
  6. Top up with more crushed ice and fill to the top with sparkling water
  7. Enjoy!

Can’t find crushed ice at the supermarket? Make it at home by popping a couple of handfuls of ice in a plastic freezer bag, wrap the bag again in a tea towel and bash with a rolling pin until you get that bar-style crushed ice consistency! Or if you have a blender, pop it in for a few seconds for instant crushed ice.

The Woo Woo recipe

The Woo Woo has been around since the 1970’s and is a firm favourite on TGI Friday’s cocktail menu. We love the Woo Woo, even the name sounds fun, plus it’s so easy to make which is always a bonus as it means more time for drinking them

Woo Woo cocktail being poured

What you’ll need:

  • 2 parts vodka
  • 2 parts peach schnapps
  • 3 parts cranberry juice
  • Ice

How to make it:

  1. Add ice to your glass
  2. Fill up with your ingredients
  3. Stir, top up with more ice and serve!

Want to jazz up your cocktail and add a bit of fun? Why not make some colourful ice cubes ahead of your cocktail night! Use your ice cube tray and fill halfway with water, then add in fresh mint or ginger, chopped citrus fruits and berries. Pop the tray in the freezer until they set. These look amazing when tipped out and really liven up your drinks!

Purple Rain recipe

Getting its name from the mesmerising purple rain effect of the grenadine falling into the Blue Curacao, the Purple Rain cocktail is a retro classic that’ll go down a treat if you’re looking to impress! Here’s TGI’s take on the iconic cocktail.

Purple rain cocktail on table

What you’ll need:

  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part rum
  • 1 part Blue Curacao (use Triple Sec or Cointreau as an alternative to get the same flavour, plus a drop of blue food colouring will give you the colour)
  • Lemonade
  • Grenadine (or syrup from a jar or tin of cherries would work)

How to make it:

  1. Fill your glass with ice
  2. Add vodka, rum and blue curacao
  3. Top with lemonade
  4. Drizzle the grenadine over and serve
  5. Enjoy!

Why not re-create the bar experience at home by taking it turns to be the bartender! Set up your kitchen or a table in the garden (if it’s sunny), like a bar. Display all your bottles, lay out different shaped glasses and don’t forget all the garnishes you’ll need such as slices of lemon and fresh herbs. Take turns to make each cocktail and see who makes the best ones!

White Russian recipe

Typically served in an old-fashioned glass, this is one for the coffee lovers. Despite its name, the White Russian wasn’t created in Russia, The cocktail was given its name simply because the main ingredient is Vodka! TGI Friday’s share their way to make this comforting tipple, perfect to sip on in the evening.

White russian cocktail

What you’ll need:

  • 2 parts vodka
  • 1 part coffee liqueur e.g. Kahlua
  • 1 part single cream
  • Ice

How to make it:

  1. Add vodka, coffee liqueur and ice to a short glass and stir
  2. Let drink settle and pour in cream, letting it float on top.
  3. Enjoy!

Keep your drink extra cool and stop the ice from melting by popping your glasses in the freezer for around an hour before you make your cocktails.

Aperol Spritz recipe

The Aperol Spritz has seen a splurge in popularity in recent years and we can see why. This colourful cocktail really is the ultimate drink to enjoy on a sunny day in the garden! It’s so easy to make at home, you really can’t get this wrong.

Aperol Sprtiz's on table ready to drink

What you’ll need:

  • 3 parts prosecco
  • 2 parts Aperol
  • 1 part soda water
  • 3 orange slices
  • Ice

How to make it:

  1. Add the orange slices to the glass and top with ice
  2. Add the Aperol, Prosecco and soda water
  3. Top up with more soda as required

Cocktails can make you peckish so why not serve your drinks with some classic bar nibbles. Pick up some savoury treats like chilli flavoured popcorn, tortilla chips and dips, stuffed olives and salted nuts. If you’re more of a sweet tooth, try these sweet snacks.

Moscow Mule recipe

Traditionally served in a copper mug to keep it extra ice-cold, the Moscow Mule is a refreshing cocktail with a fiery ginger kick!

Moscow Mule in copper cup with lime garnish

What you’ll need:

  • 2 parts vodka
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 3 parts ginger beer
  • Crushed ice

How to make it:

  1. Squeeze lime juice into glass or mug
  2. Fill with crushed ice
  3. Pour over the vodka and ginger beer
  4. Stir in more ice and serve

Whether you’re cutting down or just don’t fancy a hangover, why not go low-to-no alcohol with these tasty alternative drinks.

We want to see pictures of you enjoying your cocktails with your dad so share your pictures with us over on our intu Facebook page. Let us know which one is each of your favourites.