Bank Holiday Fun – Summer Cocktails

Summer Cocktails

It's the August Bank Holiday this weekend, with those of you in the South expecting to see temperatures roar! So you guys will be able to light up the barby, while us Northerners will be stuck indoors. But in either case, here are some summer cocktails for the occasion!

Pink Lemonade

First up we have our current favourite cocktail by a mile! Using the beautiful Malfy Gin Rosa, which is flavoured with pink grapefruit and Italian rhubarb, this cocktail is refreshing and packs a little punch too. Combine 2 parts Malfy Gin Rosa with 1 part Sorrento Limoncello in an ice-filled highball glass – we recommend having Limoncello in your drinks cupboard at all times as it is great with prosecco, as a digestif and also poured onto ice cream. Back to the cocktail, top up with soda water and garnish with a wedge of lime and a raspberry. The Amalfi Coast in a glass!

Pink Lemonade

Trendy Negroni

Staying in Italy, the Negroni is has been named the trendiest drink this summer due to it’s refreshing and bitter taste, yet the unassuming coolness of its appearance in a marketplace swamped with over the top presentation.

The modern-day Negroni is the Gin of your choice, Sweet Vermouth (Martini Rosso) and Campari in equal measures, served in a short old-fashioned glass over ice and garnished with an orange slice. It is a rather bitter drink, but refreshing and strong all the same! For the gin you must use a premium gin and if you don’t have a favourite, we would suggest trying British Polo Gin or Slingsby Original Gin (which is currently on offer with £5 off).

Negroni Cocktail

Rhubarb Is Where It’s At

Everybody is loving rhubarb at the moment and rhubarb cocktails are popular too. The Rhubarb Sprtiz is simply rhubarb gin and prosecco. For the rhubarb gin use Slingsby Rhubarb or Whitley Neil Rhubarb and Ginger for something a bit different.

Then there is a rhubarb twist on a classic, the Daiquiri. You’ll need some rhubarb syrup for this (if you’re adventurous you could make your own rhubarb syrup) which is then mixed with white rum, lemon juice, crushed ice and served with a rosemary garnish. For the white rum we have lots of choices, but we recommend Angostura Reserva or La Mauny Blanc.

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