DFDS UK Celebrates Pride Season

June 28, 2022

It’s Pride season here in the UK and a time to celebrate our LGBTQ+ people and passengers, although at DFDS this is something we support year-round. You can find out more about our commitment to Wave of Pride and information on our LGBTQ+ taskforce here.

To mark the special month, we’ve made a four-figure donation to Stonewall, a charity that does brilliant work championing the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

We’ve also been inspired to create seven colourful cocktails to represent the new Progress Pride flag using our Duty Free range of alcohol.

You may have seen our Instagram Reel or behind the scenes content – here are the recipes so you can have a go at home!

Tequila Sunrise

Colours: red, orange and yellow ❤️🧡💛

You’ll need:

  • Sierra Silver Tequila
  • Triple sec – Cointreau
  • Orange juice
  • Grenadine (or raspberry/blackcurrant cordial if you prefer)

How to make it:
Pour two tablespoons of grenadine (or cordial) into a glass.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 50ml of tequila, one tablespoon triple sec and orange juice (as much or as little as you’d like).
Shake well!
Strain the cocktail into your glass with grenadine.
Add ice if needed – and as many garnishes as you’d like!

Sparkling Summer Punch

Colours: green and yellow 💚💛

You’ll need:

  • Prosecco (either Martini Spumante
  • or Da Luca)
  • Cloudy apple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • A sliced green apple
  • A sliced lemon

How to make it (a large sharing jug):
Pour about 400ml of apple juice and the juice of two lemons (or pre-bought lemon juice) into a punch bowl or large jug.
Place this in the fridge to chill for at least one hour.
Add a chilled bottle of prosecco to the mixture along with ice.
Garnish glasses with apple and lemon slices.

Blueberry Jam Fizz

Colours: purple and blue 💜💙

You’ll need:

  • Prosecco (either Martini Spumante
  • or Da Luca)
  • A splash of vodka – we like Absolut
  • Blueberries
  • A tablespoon of blueberry jam

How to make it:
Add the jam and vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously until the shaker is cool to the touch.
Strain into a glass filled with ice.
Top with prosecco (around 100ml).
Garnish with fresh blueberries.

VCR (vodka cola raspberry)

Colours: black, brown 🖤🤎

You’ll need:

  • Vodka – we like Absolut
  • Raspberries
  • Coca Cola

How to make it:
Add ice to a glass.
Add two parts Coca Cola to one part vodka.
Mix in fresh raspberries at the end for a super refreshing twist on a classic.

Lavender mule

Colours: light blue 💙

You’ll need:

  • Vodka
  • Lime juice (juice of two limes)
  • Ginger beer
  • Lavender syrup

How to make it:
Add 100ml of vodka, the juice of two fresh limes and a tablespoon of lavender syrup to a shaker full of ice.
Strain into an ice-filled glass.
Top with 150ml of ginger beer.


Colour: pink 💕

You’ll need:

  • Vodka
  • Triple sec
  • Cranberry juice

How to make it:
Add 45ml of vodka, 15ml of triple sec and 30ml cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker full of ice.
Shake until the shaker is cool to the touch.
Pour into a glass.
If you’d like add a small splash of fresh lime juice to taste.

Pina Colada

Colour: white 🤍

You’ll need:

  • White rum – such as Bacardi
  • Pineapple juice
  • Coconut cream

How to make it:
Blend together 120ml of pineapple juice, 60ml of white rum and 60ml of coconut cream in a blender along with a handful of ice.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!

We hope you enjoy these wonderful cocktails this Pride season – and beyond.

We’d love to see photos of your creations over on social media – be sure to tag us @dfdsuk or hashtag #DFDSUK.

Happy Pride!

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