In collaboration with Marks & Spencer.
This July Percy Pig turns 25! To help celebrate this milestone, and all the incarnations of Percy Pig that have been created since, Marks & Spencer have created this rather fantastic Percy Pig on the Beach cocktail recipe. It includes Percy Pig vodka, true story! Simply infuse the fruit flavoured sweets in vodka for a couple of days and shake it up in a fruit juice cocktail. Simple!
Percy Pig sweets were born on the 23rd of July 1992 and they’ve come a long way since then. From meeting the love of his life, Penny, in 2013, to travelling off around the globe in 2014, Percy has now settled down and is quite the family pig as he and Penny celebrated the arrival of some very sweet additions with a few little piggies of their own in 2015. There’s also gelatine-free vegetarian version so everyone can enjoy them!
M&S sells over 300 million Percy sweets each year, which equates to approximately 10 sweets every second! If you lined them up ear to ear, Percy becomes quite the ‘globetrotter’ and will stretch all the way to Hawaii! Aloha!
Percy Pig sweets are a blend of raspberry, cherry, mandarin and grape-flavoured sweets made exclusively for Marks & Spencer. Watch the video above to find out how to make your own Percy Pig on the Beach cocktail to help celebrate Percy’s birthday. Visit the M&S website to find out more about Percy Pig.
What’s your favourite Percy Pig sweet? Let me know in the comments!
Percy Pig on the Beach Cocktail
for the Percy Pig vodka
- 1 packet Percy Pig sweets
- 500 ml Black Cow vodka
for the cocktail
- 200 ml mandarin juice
- 50 ml Percy Pig vodka
- 25 ml raspberry juice
- Place the vodka and packet of Percy Pig sweets into a jar, cover and leave to infuse for 1-2 days.
- To prepare the cocktail, add the Percy Pig vodka and mandarin juice to a cocktail shaker and shake.
- Pour into a cocktail glass filled with ice and slowly add the raspberry juice.
- Decorate with cocktail garnishes and serve!
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