We ventured out to unearth a professional cocktail recipe that you can easily make at home. What we found is a drink that puts a modern twist on an English classic – the Pimm’s Cup. Perfect for mass-producing over a warm weekend, this spice-influence, jazzed-up recipe is just what we were looking for.

Hercules Morse’s Apple Spiced Pimm's & Dry.

• 45ml Pimm's
• 30ml Hendricks Gin
• 10ml apple juice
• 15ml spice syrup*
• Schweppes dry ginger ale
• Ice

Pour the Pimm's, gin, juice and syrup into a cocktail shaker along with ice. Shake until cold, then pour over a glass filled with ice and top with Schweppes dry ginger ale. Garnish with any fruit – think apple and orange wedges, or anything you have lying around.

*Recipe for syrup

• 1 1/2 cups water
• 2 cinnamon sticks, broken up
• 6 whole cloves
• 2 star anise
• 3 all spice berries
• 1 cardamom pod
• 6 black pepper corns
• 1/8 tsp chilli flakes
• 1 cup sugar

Bring water to boil, add spices. Boil for five minutes, then add sugar and stir to dissolve. When sufficiently cooled, strain and pour into sterilised bottles. Store in fridge.

*Recipe creation by Hercules Morse in Melbourne.