M&S Has Launched Bottled Cocktails Including A Passion Star And Espresso Martini

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Photo credit: M&S

M&S just unveiled its new 'Marksologist' bottled cocktail range, made up of six premium ready-to-drink cocktails, created by mixologists. And we can confirm... they are delicious. Just don't buy the spicy Verdita Margarita... we want that one all to ourselves.

Other mixes in the range include the Golden Negroni, a twist on the Italian classic with a touch of sweetness, a Vanilla Espresso Martini with the trademark frothy head, and of course, a Passion Star Martini. The range is finished up with a Clover Club and a Cacao & Aged Rum Old Fashioned.

Now you can enjoy bar quality cocktails from the comfort of your home with no fuss.

Each is available in 50cl bottles for £18 or you can even buy a case of all six for £108 online. And we would really recommend trying them all!


Lead Product Developer Jenny Rea said in the press release; "I’m thrilled with our new range; we’ve crafted six extraordinary pre-mixed cocktails through extensive research and blending expertise, ensuring the authentic details for each cocktail have been kept – I’m really proud of our Espresso Martini; we’ve managed to re-create the distinctive foamy head, something not seen in any other pre-mixed Espresso Martini on the market and really helps to re-create the 5-star experience.

"At M&S we’ve always been a destination for our pre-mixed cocktails and spirits, from Mojitos and G&Ts in a tin to our famous Snow Globe Gin Liqueurs, and this is an exciting opportunity to really bring that ‘cocktail bar moment’ home for our customers."

But buy quick because we don't expect these to be in stock for long!

The full Marksologist line up

Verdita Margarita

"An enticing combination of a classic Verdita and a Tommy’s style Margarita made with Mexican blanco tequila, pineapple liqueur made with 7-year-old Caribbean rum, lime, agave syrup, jalapeno and a hint of coriander. Simply shake over ice, strain into a short glass filled with cubed ice and garnish with a jalapeno crown. Enjoy the Verdita Margarita alongside a fiesta of Mexican dishes."

50cl, 17.5%, £18

Clover Club

"A twist on the classic recipe from 1880’s Philadelphia, the Marksologist Clover Club has been created with a quintessentially British twist; M&S London Dry Gin, hibiscus syrup and a zesty rhubarb and raspberry liqueur. Shake over ice, strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass and garnish with raspberries. The Clover Club is a perfect arrival drink or can be served between courses as an alternative to a palate cleansing sorbet."

50cl, 17.5%, £18

Vanilla Espresso Martini

"A modern-day classic, this vodka-based Espresso Martini contains Madagascan vanilla and a touch of muscovado sugar to give it a sweeter kick, yet still delivers that delicious coffee hit. Shake well over ice to wake, strain into a chilled martini glass and top the thick, velvety head with three coffee beans to decorate. Enjoy at the end of a dinner party for a final flourish, or serve alongside a scrumptious dessert."

50cl, 17.5%, £18

Golden Negroni

This Golden Negroni stays true to the bittersweet flavour profile, appealing to Negroni aficionados, but with a touch of sweetness to tempt a wider range of palates. Created using M&S London Dry Gin, Amaro Italian bitter liqueur - crafted from a secret blend of 40 botanicals, and Spanish white vermouth. A delicious aperitif before dinner, make sure to chill well and pour 100ml into a short glass over cubed ice.

50cl, 23%, £18

Passion Star Martini

"The most popular contemporary classic cocktail comes with an exotic twist - our Passion Star Martini is crafted using premium Polish vodka with passionfruit and Fairtrade kumquat liqueurs together with a touch of Madagascan vanilla. Shake over ice, strain into a chilled martini glass and, for full effect, serve with a floated half of passion fruit and a shot of prosecco alongside."

50cl, 17.5%, £18

Cacao & Aged Rum Old Fashioned

"A short and aromatic rum-based take on one of the most classic of all cocktails, The Marksologist Old Fashioned beautifully marries a blend of rums (that includes 5 & 7 year old aged Venezuelan) with cacao liqueur made using Fairtrade Peruvian cocoa and a dash of bitters. Stirred down with ice as it would be in a bar (rather than diluted with water), this packs a punch and is ideal poured over ice with an orange zest garnish. Best served as an after-dinner indulgence."

50cl, 26%, £18

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