5 Wicked Twists On Classic Cocktails

They say you shouldn't f*ck with a classic, but BarChick never plays by the rules

Plot twist! We've taken 5 bad-ass classic cocktails and made 'em into wicked riffs for you to shake things up at home this weekend.


Did brunch just go tropical? We think so. If you're uniting with your brunch crew for an at-home sesh this weekend, make sure you all whip up a batch of these fun-time twists to get the party started.

You will need...

  • 1 pineapple wedge
  • Sugar for the rim
  • 40ml pineapple juice
  • 20ml coconut water
  • 40ml coconut rum
  • Prosecco to top
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Pour the sugar into a dish and rim your flute with a pineapple wedge to wet it, then dip in sugar so the rim is nice and coated.  Pour in the rum, coconut and pineapple juice into your flute then top with prosecco. Garnish with the pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry and serve. 

Recipe/Image credit: delish.com sourced via Pinterest


The Cosmo was the cocktail of choice for Carrie and her sexually liberated posse, but we couldn't help but wonder... what was Miranda drinking when she was pregnant? We bet it was this killer non-alc twist. 


You will need...

  • 40ml Everleaf Forest
  • 40ml cranberry juice
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 5ml sugar syrup

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist. That's BIG.

Velvette Fogg

This is the ultimate hybrid cocktail twist. Is it a White Russian or a Black Russian? Is it a cocktail or a dessert? It's pretty much all of the above! Served across London in Dishoom, this boozy, spicy, creamy cocktail will give you serious chills.

You will need:

  • 25ml Black Cow Vodka
  • 25ml coffee liqueur (Dishoom use their own house-made, we use Mr Black Spirits)
  • 1 scoop of chai ice cream (you can make your own or go with this bad boy)
  • Cocoa powder, for garnish

Scoop a ball of ice cream into a rocks glass and pour the vodka and coffee liqueur over the top before sprinkling cocoa powder to finish. Hmmm-mm.

Naked & Infamous

This naughty little twist on the ultimate crowdpleaser comes courtesy of the lads from our fave Irish boozer, Homeboy in Islington. This next-generation Pornstar is all about equal measures - that's equal parts liquid and playfulness. Shake up a few of these and we promise ya, it's the most fun you'll have with your clothes on this weekend...

You will need...

  • 20ml Grey Goose Vanilla
  • 20ml Yellow Chartreuse
  • 20ml Aperol
  • 20ml apple juice
  • 20ml passionfruit puree
  • 10ml sugar syrup

Put all the liquid into a shaker with a sh*t loada ice and shake hard and fast. This is a twist on a Pornstar, after all. Once that shaker is freezing to the touch, strain it into a coupe glass and serve. PS - you can swap out the vodka for mezcal if you want something a lil smokier. 

Frankenstein Zombie

This wicked tiki drink comes from the twisted minds of the mad scientists at TT Liquor.  It's a bit of a break from the tiki norm, with some serious Long Island Iced Tea vibes and a hit of East Asian flavour. This monster has some serious strength to it - def not for the faint-hearted!

You will need...

  • 10ml vodka
  • 10ml gin
  • 10ml white rum
  • 15ml Midori
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 12.5ml sugar syrup
  • Lemon wedge, for garnish

Add all the ingredients to an ice-filled shaker and give it a beastly shake for 10-15 seconds - it'll be mega cold by this point. Then strain into an ice-filled Highball glass or tiki mug. Garnish with a lemon wedge.