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The G7 Cornwall Leaders Dinner

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G7 Cornwall is coming to town, and while half of Cornwall is busy complaining about the increased traffic, the road closures and the (allegedly) dubious planning issues, we thought we’d better get busy preparing our Cocktail Menu for The G7 Cornwall Leaders Dinner… just in case we are called upon at short notice!

G7 Cornwall Leaders Dinner Cocktail Menu

So you may know that Drinks By Post is proudly based in beautiful Cornwall.  And you may or may not know* (*substitute ‘know’ for ‘care’ as appropriate) that there is a little circus called The G7 Cornwall Summit coming to town.

We couldn’t let this opportunity pass without getting in on the action, so we’re planning our own G7 Leaders Party.

We love to personalise a menu, and with a guest list of the most powerful world leaders, we thought we’d go the extra mile and create them each a signature cocktail – see if you can guess who’s who!

After a spot of Wiff-Waff on the beach, there is no better way for Blundering Boris to relax than passing around his wedding photos with drink in hand. And people ask us where we get our inspiration from!

The Eton Mess – What could be more British than Strawberries & Cream? Well that’s easy – Strawberries & Cream with Gin of course. Add egg white and shake hard for a foam as stiff as Boris’ upper lip.

  • 25ml Gin
  • 25ml Baileys
  • 2 tbsp Strawberry Jam
  • 15ml Dbl Cream
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 1 Egg White

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and dry shake, the add ice and shake again. Double strain into a Martini glass and share with your fellow Bullingdon Boys (just please, keep your clothes on this time Boris).

G7 Cornwall’s ‘Host With The Most’, Blundering Boris is known to enjoy a drink or two, let’s hope he likes our offering!

Image Credit: PA

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Ditch the wine Mr Macron, we think you’ll love The Gillet Jaune!

Image Credit: Terre De Vins

To Celebrate Emanuel Macrons election (at 39) as the youngest ever French president, we created a drink in his honour “The French 39”. Made in just the same way as a French 75, then finished by pouring away precisely 48%. Four years on, we thought he’d enjoy this one even more.

Le Gilet Jaune – Underestimate Le Gilet Jaune at your peril! Beautifully yellow, proudly French and so much stronger than you might expect at first. A few of these potent beauties could be the undoing of any man – Vive La France!

  • 15ml St Germain Liqueur
  • 15ml Yellow Chartreuse
  • 100ml Champagne
  • Garnish with a lemon twist

Stir the liqueurs over ice, strain into a tall flute and top with Champagne. The perfect drink to enjoy on a relaxing Saturday evening in Paris.

I’m sure we are all sorry that The Donald won’t be back this year, and all those mugs we bought with teeny-tiny handles will be going to waste. He has left some big shoes (and small gloves) for Joe Biden to fill.

A Cup Of Joe – Sometimes when a man takes office he has just so many executive orders to reverse he needs an extra bit of pep to see him through. This highly caffeinated cocktail will give Biden the vigour to build bridges, undo wrongs and try to rescue international reputations – no more Sleepy Joe!

  • 1 Double Shot of Espresso
  • 40ml Eagle Rare Bourbon
  • 10ml Simple Syrup
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon Peel Garnish

Slowly stir all the ingredients together over lots of ice. Just like great leaders, sometimes great drinks can seem familiar – one might even say Old Fashioned?

Not normally one for hard liquor, we think the prospect of a holiday with the other G6 could convince Joe Biden to give it a go!

Image Credit: A.F.P.

Justin Trudeau at G7 Cornwall

Got any ID? Canadas fresh faced Trudeau knows what we’re talking aboot eh?

Image Credit: Mathew Mcarthy

The poster boy of liberal democracies, and with the look of a fresh faced child, Canada’s Justin Trudeau will definitely need ID to get served at this bar.

True Dat – The kind of cocktail your Dad drank. If you want to feel like you’re filling your fathers shoes, then this is the one for you.

  • 50ml Canadian Club Rye Whisky
  • 30ml Grade A Maple Syrup
  • 20ml Lime Juice
  • 1 Bottle Rickard’s Red (Canada’s Favourite Dark Beer)

In a large glass, stir the first three ingredients over ice, gently top with Rickard’s Red and stir to combine. The perfect drink for a Canadian winter, a couple of these and you’ll be completely oblivious to any trouble brewing in the pipeline.

Former President of The European Central Bank, and now at the helm of the Italian nation, this one’s just for Mario Draghi. His safe hands may be perfect to guide a nation through hard times, but can he carry a round of Martini glasses from the bar without spilling?

All The Way To The Bank –  Far too suave and sophisticated for one of Silvio’s Bunga Bunga Parties, this perfect Italian classic is made for Super Mario. 

  • 30ml Amaro Montenegro
  • 20ml Aperol
  • 25ml Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Prosecco

Shake the first three ingredients hard with ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass and top with a splash of Prosecco. We may be biased, but we think there’d be National Unity in giving this one Five Stars.

Super Mario may be credited with saving the Euro, but we think his place in history will be reserved for the creation of this signature cocktail.

Image Credit: Getty

With less than 50 days to go, G7 first timer Yoshihide Suga will be grateful for any distraction from the Olympic problem. G7 Cornwall may just give him a get out of jail free card he needs.

Image Credit: Alamey

As one of the three G7 Debutants, Yoshihide Suga may need a drink or two to settle his nerves. We’ll sort him out with this Sake & Champagne based riff on a Mojito, and if the other 6 start talking Olympics, he can always come in and hide behind the bar.

The Olympic Dilemma – This whistle stop tour round the world in a single cocktail will make even the IOC a little dizzy, but trust me, after a couple of these drinks, suddenly big decisions won’t be such a daunting prospect.

  • 50ml Sake
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1 Bunch of Mint
  • 2 tsp Wasanbon (Japanese sugar)
  • Champagne

Muddle the mint, lime & wasanbon in a heavy based tumbler. Add a good handful of ice and the Sake, top with Champagne. This may sound like a crazy idea, but trust me, it all turns out good in the end, just like the Tokyo Olympics (or wait, is that the other way round?)

Affectionately known as ‘Mutti’ (Mummy) by the German people, rumour has it that Angela Merkel is an accomplished impressionist with a reputation for taking on other world leaders. After a few drinks, there’s no way she’s leaving our bar without performing.

Mutti’s Ruin – The perfect ‘end of the night’ drink for a G7 veteran’s last outing, big and bold, with just a hint of bitterness below the surface. Auf Wiedersehen Mutti.

  • 25ml Monkey 47 (Germany’s favourite Gin)
  • 25ml Belsazar Vermouth
  • 25ml Jagermeister
  • 5ml Campari

Stir all the ingredients well over ice. A very German take on a Negroni, this drink is best enjoyed  as a digestif, so sit back after dinner, loosen your lederhosen and give us your best Trump impression.

Aaah Angela! The great G7 stalwart Angela Merkel will be making her swan song at G7 Cornwall as she has no plans to run for re-election. We’ll miss you Mutti!

Image Credit: DPA

The Substitutes.

As hosts of the G7 Cornwall Summit, Boris got to choose his own subs bench, presumably in case one of the other countries is found out to be Russia in disguise or is spotted using a Huawei phone.

This year he chose Australia, South Korea & India. Despite the fact that they won’t be allowed to play, we thought we’d give them a drink anyway.


We’ll give them a Hot Toddy to enjoy whilst they towel off, and we try to convince them that this is what we mean when we say summer.


By way of thanks for (ahem) ‘letting us have’ tea as a national appropriation, we’ve upgraded it and give it back in our signature G&Tea.

South Korea

We thought President Moon Jae-In and Justin Tudeau would enjoy gossiping about nuisance neighbours, so we’ve combined their favourite beverages into a Soju Iced Tea.

So, with the menu planned and the bars fully stocked, we’ll be sitting by our Buffalo phones just waiting for the call from whoever is organising the G7 Cornwall After Party – Boris? The Queen? The BBC Maybe?

Oh and of course we’ve got take-out available – Journalists, reporters, World Leaders, if you are bored in your hotel rooms we’ve got make-it-yourself cocktail kits to liven up a dull evening or bring even the most boring boardroom to life. Just give Drinks By Post a call, we’ll deliver!

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