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Cocktails with car names

If you fancy trying something a little different, why not give these car-themed cocktails a go?

Check out our list of the best car-themed cocktails

Check out our list of the best car-themed cocktails

If you’re a car lover and want to try something new at the weekend, here’s a list of cocktails with car names that you can try out. Of course, not before you get behind the wheel!

Rolls Royce

This is one for gin lovers. Simple, elegant and oozing class, this recipe is sure to impress just as much as the real thing!


  • 25ml gin
  • 12ml dry vermouth
  • 12ml sweet vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon Benedictine
  • Lemon peel (to garnish)

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel. Enjoy!


This cocktail became popular in London and Paris following World War I. The main ingredient is cognac, and it’s another simple drink that has become a classic.


  • 50ml cognac

  • 25ml Cointreau

  • 25ml lemon juice

  • 1 tsp sugar syrup

  • Twist of orange peel (to garnish)

Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake hard. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of orange peel. If you want to be really flashy, you could also frost the glasses by dipping the rim into a shallow plate of lemon juice, then dipping it into some sugar.


As far as we know, the Ferrari is the only cocktail to be named after a racing team. Again, it’s simple to make, and the ingredients are suitably Italian.


  • 50ml dry vermouth (try Martini Extra Dry)
  • 25ml amaretto (we'd recommend Disaronno)
  • A twist of lemon (to garnish)

Pour the dry vermouth and amaretto into an ‘old fashioned’ tumbler over ice and stir well. Twist the lemon peel over the glass and drop it in. You can sweeten this up by adding more amaretto, or make it drier by adding more vermouth – whichever you prefer.

Golden Cadillac

This after-dinner drink (digestif) originates from El Dorado, California. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this one’s for you.


  • 50ml cream

  • 50ml crème de cacao (white)

  • 50ml Galliano

Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and serve straight up (without ice). To make it even sweeter, grate some chocolate on top or add a sprinkle of chocolate powder – mmm!


This classic cocktail came into existence after a Bentley won the Le Mans in 1927. It is best enjoyed in a pre-chilled cocktail glass (just pop it in the freezer for five minutes before preparing your cocktail).


  • 50ml Dubonnet rouge
  • 50ml Applejack brandy
  • Twist of orange (to garnish)

Pour the brandy and Dubonnet into a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of orange.

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Sophie McGraw

Staff writer at Arnold Clark