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Big Five Summer Drinks

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date” to be sure. Especially in the UK and we’re nearly at the end of it – close enough to look back and see what people have been drinking. With (hopefully) still a few warm days left in which to join them.


Our big 5 this summer have been:

1. Grand Gins- what better Friday * night (*substitute whatever night the week ends in your world) than a grand goblet of Hendricks gin with ice, juniper berries, sparkling Fentimans and a slice of cucumber? Hendricks is by far and away our best-seller, though my favourite is still the cocktail barman’s classic, Beefeater and Schweppes


2. Pimm’s- the classic gin-based summer cup. The only drink that gives you pudding and a good dose of your 5-a-day into the bargain.


3. Sipmsith Summer Cup- the young pretender to Pimm’s crown. Tasted in the distillery in Chiswick (a former garage) on a cold February morning, it’s lovely peachy colour and delicious fresh tastes transported us to summer. We’ve all been drinking it at home- and have been pleasantly surprised at how so many of you have.


4. Prosecco- is there no end to the onward march of Prosecco? Having routed champagne, it’s now stealing share from it’s neighbour, Pinot Grigio. Happily, ours is a good quality spumante- winner two years running at the Sommelier Wine Awards. Beware cheap imitations- there simply cannot be that much Prosecco.


5. Mojitos- however much mixologists hate them, people continue to love mojitos. Even without the rum. Our non-alcoholic mojitos with apple or cranberry juice top our sales of booze-free drinks


So if you haven’t made the most of your summer drinking time yet, come down to the pub and try one of the Big Five.

Felicity Newsome

Written by Felicity Newsome

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Arty-farty foodie, design guru & fun lover. Often found with a beer in hand.

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