Tenor Stuart Skelton has created a bespoke cocktail – and mocktail – in celebration of this year's Last Night of the Proms, taking place this weekend.


The Australian singer is the soloist for this year's Last Night and is a keen mixologist.

He will be joining accordionist Ksenija Sidorova at the Last Night, alongside the BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and conductor Sakari Oramo.

Find out more about the programme for this year's Last Night of the Proms here.

Ingredients and recipe for the Last Night of the Proms cocktail and mocktail:

The Last Night cocktail
1 x 25ml shot Gin
1 x 25ml shot of Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo or similar)
1 x 25ml shot of Dark Vermouth (suggests Punt e Mes or Antica Formula)
*Add to cocktail shaker with a cup of ice, shake and pour*
Top the glass up with Prosecco
Orange peel
Served in a martini glass


The Last Night mocktail
Half a glass cranberry juice
Half a glass of Ginger beer
Cinnamon stick
Slice of orange


Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.