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Jan Harris
Group Content Editor
1:00 AM 4th December 2021

Indulge Yourself In These ‘I’m A Celeb’ Inspired Cocktails

Can you handle these bizarre concoctions?

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image by Pixabay
With I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here now in full swing, why not raise a glass in true medieval style with a Welsh-themed cocktail.

The celebrities have certainly had their fill with all the different bushtucker trials with lots of them being having to drink or eat some really horrible concoctions.

Taking place in Gwrych Castle near Abergele in North Wales for the second time, The Bottle Club wanted to provide the best Welsh medieval inspired cocktails for you to celebrate. I can assure you that they will no doubt taste quite pleasant - not like the real ones in the castle.

The Bloody Bushtucker

For this cocktail, it’s all about the gruesome garnish that is reminiscent of the infamous eating challenges that take place every year on the bushtucker trial.
Inspired from a typical Bloody Mary, this cocktail instead uses tequila as a base to give it a spine-chilling kick.

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100ml Bloody Mary Mix
50ml 1800 Reposado Tequila
Stuffed olives, celery sticks and asparagus tips


Add your Bloody Mary mix and 50ml tequila to your tin along with ice before shaking for 15 seconds.
Pour the cocktail along with the ice into your glass
Add your asparagus tips into your olives (use a fork to pierce the olive), before placing gently on top of your cocktail
Finally, add your celery stick, and you’re ready to go

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The Suffering Bastard


50 ml Aber Falls Welsh Whiskey
30 ml gin (dry style gives the best result)
approximately 4 oz/118 mL of Cargo Cult Spiced Rum
1 tsp. lime juice


Shake ingredients with ice for 20 seconds - leaving out the spiced rum.
Pour unstrained into a double Old Fashioned glass
Stir in spiced rum
Decorate with mint sprig and an orange wedge

image via The Knight Blog
image via The Knight Blog
The Gloomy Gwrych

A murkier take on your typical Martini, this mysterious cocktail is inspired by the myths of the Gwrych castle, where this years I’m a Celeb will be taking place.


50ml Soggy Dollar Dark Rum
25ml fresh lime juice
dash of Angostura bitter
25 ml Aber Falls Ginger Gin
Topped up with Gosnells mead


Gently mix the ginger gin with the rum and lime juice
Add bitters and shake
Double strain and pour over crushed ice
Top with Gosnells mead and add garnish for a stormy zest

Welsh Red Dragon

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Smooth, velvety yet electric. This delicious cocktail has maximum impact with the least effort and is great paired with a fruity dessert.


25ml AU Red Cherry Vodka
25ml Blood Orange Cointreau
Handful of raspberries
A squeeze of lime juice


Add a touch of Welsh zest with the premium AU Red Cherry Vodka (a creation from two local Swansea boys)
Add 25ml Blood Orange Cointreau
Muddle in some raspberries in the bottom of your cocktail tin, before shaking
Strain into a lime and cranberry rimmed glass
Pierce some raspberries onto a cocktail stick and balance on top of your glass, and enjoy!

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Dragon's Breath

An ideal celebratory drink, this intriguing dragon fruit based cocktail is an ideal alternative to serving neat, with citrus and spicy notes.


30 ml Grapefruit Vodka
3 pieces dragon fruit
Approximately 4 oz blood orange liqueur
1 tsp. squeezed lemon juice


Stir together all ingredients
Garnish with cranberry and sprinkling of fresh lemon juice to serve

The Deadly Dingo

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image via Country Living

25ml Aber Falls Small Batch Gin
25ml cherry brandy
25ml Benedictine
5ml Angostura Bitters
50ml Pineapple Juice
25ml lime juice


Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake
Strain into a highball glass
Serve with a garnish of fruit

Happy Drinking!

Recipes supplied by The Bottle Club