Summer is coming and that means it‘s time to spend more time outdoors, ideally by a pool or on the beach. Whether you‘re in the mood for a frozen drink, an icy margarita, or a tropical mixed cocktail, there‘s something for everyone this summer. Celebrate the warm weather coming and sunshine with these essential summer drinks.
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin is a full-flavoured gin with a complex taste that is perfect for mixing into cocktails. It’s made with 47 different ingredients, including juniper, citrus, spices, and a real Black Forest “secret weapon”, fresh lingonberries. The gin is distilled and matured in traditional earthenware containers, which brings out all of the flavours of the ingredients. Aficionados, bartenders and connoisseurs the world over have come to appreciate the incredible complexity and harmony of a gin, which has consistently been voted the No.1 Top Trending Gin brand in the World’s Best Bars.
Plymouth Gin is a smooth, creamy, full–bodied gin that has been distilled using the same blend of seven exotic botanicals since 1793. It is produced in small batches only three times a week at England‘s oldest operating gin distillery in the South West of England. Ideally served with Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic over ice with a twist of lemon. Alternatively, savour its smooth taste in a classic cocktail.
Patrón Añejo is a carefully distilled tequila that resembles the classic warm amber of whisky. Oak aged for over 12 months, it can be enjoyed on its own, on the rocks, or as a twist on the classic Old Fashioned Cocktail. With a finish of caramel & smokey notes, Patrón Añejo makes an ideal alternative for non-whisky drinkers.
This floral Amaro comes from Santoni. Made using a blend of 34 botanicals, it takes its cue from the recipe first created in 1961, by its namesake, Gabriello Santoni. Use it in a flirty cocktail or drink it mixed with ginger ale over ice.
Chandon Garden Spritz
Offering a sweet and bitter taste, this Garden Spritz joins Chandon sparkling wine with an orange liqueur made from natural peel extract, select spices and oranges from Valencia. Designed as a ready-to-drink aperitif, it’s a natural, refreshing choice that’s free from artificial flavours and colours.
Lanique – Spirit of Rose
Like Turkish Delight? You’ll love a bottle of this delicate Polish liqueur, made using thousands of hand-picked rose petals, grenadine and gentle spice. Lanique’s recipe is over 200 years old dating back to a time when rose-flavoured spirits were all the rage with royalty across Europe.
Hawksbill Spiced Rum
An ethical choice, sales from each of these bottles help to fund turtle conservation projects in the Caribbean. Hawksbill brings together rum from Guyana and Trinidad with flavours of vanilla, raisin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and sea salt in this tasty blend.
Ingredients from five regions of Scotland go into Coachbuild, a full-bodied, complex and well-balanced whisky that’s matured in ex-sherry oak casks. Enjoy notes of summer fruit, spice, toffee and just a little citrus. A long and soft finish provides hints of smoke along the way.
Malfy Con Arancia Blood Orange Gin
Botanicals, juniper, and prized Sicilian blood oranges harvested in November go into MALFY Con Arancia’s gin. The rich red peels are steeped in the liquid, pressed in a basket press and distilled in a steel vacuum still in Italy, before being bottled.
Fortnum’s X Spirit of George Expedition Gin, 70cl
Sold only by Fortnum’s, this classic London Dry has been infused with botanicals, flavours of the Himalayas and the brand’s own cocoa nibs, for a rich and luxurious finish. The award-winning Spirit of George Expedition Gin pays homage to the era of George Mallory’s exploration of Mount Everest.
Designed to be imbibed outdoors on a hot summer’s day, this sweet aperitif hails from Barcelona. Mix one part Al Fresco with two parts of tonic, pour over ice, garnish with a twist of orange and enjoy in the sun.
El Sueno Watermelon
Tequila silver meets watermelon in this refreshing Mexican blend, that’s sweet and floral with a gentle touch of vegetal agave and lip-smacking citrus. Just made to be used in a watermelon margarita (frozen or chilled), El Sueno is also delicious sipped slowly.
Part of the Adriatico collection, this almond-based beverage is made with nuts that are picked by hand in the Apulian countryside. Then roasted, macerate and distilled, the mixture is combined with cane sugar, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, vanilla and just a touch of salt for a delectable take on this traditional Italian liquor.
You’ve tried the classic vermouth Lillet, now taste the rose version. Red and white Grand Cru Bordeaux wines, Peruvian quinine, sweet orange peels from Spain, bitter Haitian orange peel and various fruit liqueurs have been woven together to create this luscious fruity drink.
Plymouth Gin has been distilled using the same blend of seven exotic botanicals, soft Dartmoor water and pure grain alcohol since 1793. It is produced in small batches only three times a week at England‘s oldest operating gin distillery in the South West of England. Plymouth gin is extremely smooth, creamy and full–bodied, and it is ideally served with Fever–Tree Aromatic Tonic over ice with a twist of lemon. Alternatively, you can savour its smooth taste in a classic cocktail.