Karen Walker's Designer Cocktail Recipe

Here's how to make this Sapphire and Alexander cocktail

The Bombay Sapphire Karen Walker 'Sapphire & Alexander' cocktail.

To celebrate The Marr Factory 2015, Bombay Sapphire brand ambassador Chase Bickerton has created a series of bespoke cocktails inspired by each designer’s collection. Each will be available at the designer's show throughout the week - but you can replicate them at home with Chase's recipes.

"From the first dress featured in the look book, I instantly knew where I wanted to go with this drink – 70’s & liquorice, but like Karen’s collection, the lead botanical of liquorice root isn’t an overt flavour and works in unison with other elements to create a functional yet glamorous whole piece. The Alexander is one of my favourite drinks, made famous during this period of time and I will take any opportunity I can to turn a drink some shade of blue!"


  • 30ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 20ml blueberry liqueur
  • 7.5ml blue curacao
  • 2.5ml maraschino liqueur
  • 30ml So Good Almond & Coconut milk
  • Liquorice infused Absinthe spray over the glass
  • Three liquorice roots cold-infused over three days


Shake all the above ingredients hard and strain into a frosted coupe glass that has been misted with absinthe. Garnish with a lemon zest and icing sugar dusted mint.

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