This beverage is always a crowd favourite, thanks to its sweet and tarty taste. With a hint of raspberry and good source of bubbly, this fizzy cocktail can easily be made in big batches for garden parties and entertaining.
1-tablespoon caster sugar
2-teaspoons lemon juice
½ cup frozen raspberries
750ml bottle chilled champagne
Fresh raspberries and lime wheel
- Combine frozen raspberries, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Discard solids. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
- Pour raspberry mixture evenly among serving glasses top with champagne.
- To garnish simply add a handful of washed raspberries and a lime wheel.
A true Italian experience is the classic Aperol Spritz: a sunny, citrusy drink that is perfectly refreshing. Characterised for its vibrant orange hue and bittersweet tangy taste, the cocktail is inspired by ‘Aperitivo’ – the Italian equivalent to happy hour.
3 parts Prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 part soda water
- Fill a wine glass to the brim with lots of ice.
- Pour the ingredients accordingly.
- Add a decorative paper straw and finish with a slice of fresh orange.
Gin and Tonic
One of the most classic cocktails on the menu is the humble gin and tonic. It is also an incredibly easy drink to make thanks to its 3-ingredient recipe. With this iconic drink, it is optimal to crack open the good-quality drops in your liquor cabinet.
2 parts gin
5 parts tonic water
- Chill your glass beforehand, along with adding a good handful of ice.
- First, add your gin along with a squeeze of lime.
- Then finish with the correct ratio of tonic and a second squeeze of lime.
- Garnish with a fresh lime wheel.
A modern take on the iconic rosé wine is the new and improved frosé cocktail. Pink and blush in colour usually known for its fruity and floral yet dry undertones. Making it ideal for the warm months is that this drink is essentially an adult slushie
1 bottle dry rosé
300g strawberries hulled and halved
50g caster sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
- Pour the bottle of rosé into a deep roasting tin and carefully put it in the freezer overnight.
- The next day, mix the strawberries with the sugar and leave to sit for 30 mins until the strawberries begin to release their juices.
- Blend the frozen rosé, strawberries, sugar and lemon juice together, then divide between glasses for the ultimate refreshing summer cocktail.