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Tough Mudder’s Top 4 Lockdown Cocktails

We may all need to stay home, but no one said we couldn’t make lockdown as fun as possible. It’s also a well known fact that Mudder Nation likes to party, so get your cocktail shaker at the ready and give our four top lockdown cocktails a try (just maybe not all four at once).



Ok you caught us, it’s an Espresso Martini but you know how much we love a pun at Tough Mudder so we couldn’t resist changing the name. Rumour has it that this cocktail was originally created in 1983 by bartender Dick Bradshell for a famous model. Supposedly, she walked up to the bar and asked for something that would wake her up then f*** her up. Much like our Mudder Nation, this cocktail is quoted as being sophisticated, edgy and unexpectedly strong 💪

How to Mix

Grab a cocktail shaker

1 part Kahlúa or Tia Maria 

1 part Vodka 

1 part Espresso 

Plenty of Ice 

Shake Shake Shake (yes, this does count as your arm workout for the day) 

Pour and enjoy



Salute Mudders. A popular Italian cocktail, Negroni’s are definitely one of our favourites to make whilst travelling IRL is off the table. Put your feet up and imagine you’re on holiday in a small local bar whiling away the lazy summer evening. Unlike 007’s Martini preference, this cocktail benefits from being stirred, not shaken.

How to Mix

Glass with plenty of ice

1 part Sweet Vermouth

1 Campari 

1 London Dry Gin 

Briefly Stir 

Finish with a slice of orange and enjoy 



Mai Tai is tahitian for “good” and we think Mudder Nation deserves a bit of good right now. End of.

How to Mix

Grab a cocktail shaker 

1 ½ parts White Rum 

1 part Dark rum

½ part Contreau 

¼ part Lime Juice

1 ½ parts Pineapple Juice

1 ½ parts Orange Juice 

Dash of Grenadine 

Plenty of ice

Shake Shake Shake (this counts as your second arm workout for the day) 

Pour and enjoy



We couldn’t get to the end of this list without mentioning mud. We miss it, we know you miss it, but we can’t wait to see Mudder Nation back out there when the time is right. In the meantime, this Mudslide recipe definitely tastes nicer than the mud at our events so sit back, relax and enjoy.

How to Mix

Grab your cocktail shaker

1 part Kahlúa

1 part Vodka 

1 ½ parts Irish Cream Liqueur

Plenty of ice 

Shake Shake Shake (……shake your booty)

Pour over ice and enjoy 

Chocolate flakes on top are optional, but highly recommended


We hope you enjoy these tasty cocktail recipes but please remember to drink responsibly even when you’re at home.

Why not share the recipes and throw a virtual cocktail party with loved ones to help celebrate those everyday things we’re otherwise missing out on? Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date with other great ideas we’ve got coming your way on how to make a difference in people’s lives and spread positivity.