If Alison Hammond was a cocktail, this is what she’d be

Written by Clara Wood

October 18, 2023

It’s always happy hour when Alison’s around. From interviewing a tree to pushing an innocent sailor in the Thames, Alison Hammond has bestowed upon us the gift of boundless laughter and unadulterated joy with her beautifully authentic charisma and a contagious zest for life. A Brummy queen in the realm of British culture and entertainment she has won the hearts of the nation. Gracing our screens with her infectious energy and of course iconic laugh, she has brought quality entertainment and undeniable radiance to our lives. To capture the essence of this effervescent persona we are going to talk in the terms of what we know best– cocktails!  With her highly anticipated debut on bake-off well underway let’s delve into the ingredients that have inspired our obsession. 

1. Pornstar martini  
  • 1 1/2 oz (45 ml) vanilla vodka 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) passion fruit liqueur  
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) passion fruit puree 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) simple syrup 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) lime juice 
  • Prosecco or champagne (served on the side) 
  • Half a passion fruit for garnish  

A British Icon. This cocktail encapsulates all that is Alison Hammond; sweet, and passionate with an adequate amount of bubbles. It’s totally quintessentially British (If you take Slug & Lettuce on a Saturday morning as a bastion of British culture, which you absolutely should). 

2. Paloma   
  • 2 oz (60 ml) tequila 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) fresh lime juice 
  • 3 oz (90 ml) grapefruit soda (e.g., Squirt or Jarritos) 
  • Salt for rimming (optional) 
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish (optional) 

Or perhaps she is a Paloma. Citrus flavours capture Alison’s bright and zesty personality. She certainly adds a kick to life that could only be likened to that of tequila. Whilst she is vibrant and inviting, tangy grapefruit ensures sweetness is served with a cheeky slice of sass, that should not be overlooked.

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3. Espresso Martini  
  • 1 1/2 oz (45 ml) vodka 
  • 1 oz (30 ml) coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa) 
  • 1 oz (30 ml) freshly brewed espresso 
  • 1/4 oz (7.5 ml) simple syrup 
  • Ice 
  • Coffee beans for garnish 

Of course, Alison’s abundance of energy lends herself to the classic coffee-based cocktail; the Espresso martini. As classy as she is lively, this fabulous party favourite leaves a buzz that lasts. 

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4. Tequila sunrise  
  • 2 oz (60 ml) tequila 
  • 4 oz (120 ml) orange juice 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) grenadine 
  • Ice 
  • Orange slice and maraschino cherry for garnish 

A life-enhancing ball of fire, as once described by her Bake-off co-star Prue Leith, Alison could certainly be likened to a Tequila sunrise. Like a rising sun on This Morning, she lights up screens and faces across the nation with her infectious laugh, baking escapades and unique interviewing technique through unparalleled comedic flare, that most would only be able to access through the powers of Tequila. This nightclub staple brings some sort of nostalgic comfort that warms up any room.  

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5. Piña Colada  
  • 1 1/2 oz (45 ml) white rum 
  • 2 oz (60 ml) coconut cream 
  • 2 oz (60 ml) pineapple juice 
  • Crushed ice 
  • Pineapple slice and maraschino cherry for garnish 

Rummy, yummy and all things funny. As a tropical fusion of coconut and pineapple, the Piña colada sums it up rather well. This humble combination with an exotic energy reflects Alison’s totally admirable ability to be herself.  And the addition of rum brings light and liveliness wherever it goes! 


6. Long Island Ice Tea  

  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) vodka 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) white rum 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) gin 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) tequila 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) triple sec 
  • 3/4 oz (22.5 ml) fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) simple syrup 
  • Cola 
  • Ice 
  • Lemon slice for garnish 

But it could be of course that Alison’s enthusiasm embodies the high spirit of a Long Island Iced Tea. Fearless, bold, nuts a bit chaotic and certainly laugh inducing this representation seems to fit all too well. With hilarious charm that packs a punch, Alison brings a lively chaos to the party whilst leaving a lasting impression, which enough of these will certainly do. 

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