Cocktail Corner

How to make a Butterfly cocktail

In celebration of the launch of Planting for Butterflies – a book written by our pal Jane Moore – we’ve been unravelling our disturbingly long proboscises into this tasty, vodka-based cocktail.

It’s a perfect booze for garden-based summertime sipping and was created by booze guru Alex Kammerling of Kamm & Sons, who kindly gave us permission to run the recipe.

It’s dead easy to make, delicious, and we are happy to report that doesn’t contain a single butterfly. Here’s how to make it…

How to make a Butterfly Cocktail

Difficulty level: Easy


8 fresh seedless white grapes
3 fresh basil leaves
3 fresh mint leaves
45ml vodka
7.5ml St Germain elderflower liqueur
7.5ml freshly squeezed lemon juice.


  1. Fling the grapes in a shaker, give them a muddle (squish and twist the contents, ideally using a muddler), then add the other ingredients.
  2. Give it a good old shake before straining into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Transfer contents of martini glass to stomach, via lips and mouth.
  4. Cheers!

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