With summer (pretty much!) in full swing here in the UK, and sun-drenched sporting events such as Wimbledon now in action, it’s time to indulge in a large bowlful of strawberries & cream and pour yourself a glass or two of fruit-filled cocktail heaven!
Whether you’re lucky enough to be watching the action live at Wimbledon, soaking up the evening sun in a pub garden, or just having a weekend get-together with friends at home, a refreshing cocktail always hits the spot on a warm day!
If your go-to cocktail for the summer is usually Pimms in a standard Collins glass, why not consider being a little more creative with your glassware choices whilst you enjoy fruity cocktails in the sun?
We have a huge selection of novelty glassware to choose from – ideal for serving up some attractive and mouthwatering summery concoctions!
- 4 fresh mint sprigs
- 2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
- 1 tsp powdered sugar
- 2 tsp water
Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a Glass Measuring Beaker 200ml. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig, strawberries and cucumber. Serve with a straw.
Fresh Lime Margarita
- 1 1/2 cups gold tequila
- 3/4 cup Triple Sec
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 8 cups crushed ice
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 6 lime wedges
Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons sugar in large pitcher; stir to dissolve sugar. Add crushed ice. Mix salt and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in shallow bowl.
Moisten rim of 6
Princesa Margarita Cocktail Glasses 9oz / 270ml with lime wedge. Holding each glass upside down, dip rim into sugar-salt mixture. Pour Margarita into glasses. Garnish with lime wedges.
- Manachino cherry liqueur
- Fresh cherry juice
Put ice in the mixer and pour a shot of gin on the ice. Pour a capful of martini and a shot of manachino cherry liqueur. Add a shot glass of cherry juice.
Shake and pour into a
Cabernet Martini Glass 10.6oz / 300ml.
Garnish it with cherries.
- 3 ounces Brugal Añejo Rum
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- 2 slices pineapple
- 4-5 lime wedges
- 6-8 mint leaves
- Mint sprig for garnish
Muddle the pineapple, lime, and mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add the other ingredients.
Shake well and strain into a Gibraltar Original Beverage Glass 14.1oz / 400ml
filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Gordon’s Elderflower & Tonic
25ml Gordon’s With A Spot Of Elderflower
- 125ml Tonic Water
- 4 piece(s) Strawberries or Raspberries
- 0.9 units of alcohol per serve
Fill a Campus Hiball Glass 10oz / 285ml with ice. Using a jigger, measure 25ml Gordon’s Elderflower Gin and 125ml tonic water into the glass.
Cut the strawberry or raspberry and place into the drink to garnish.
Strawberry Margarita Spritzer
- 1 (10-oz.) package frozen whole strawberries, thawed
- 1 (10-oz.) can frozen strawberry daiquiri mix, thawed
- 1 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 (1-liter) bottle club soda, chilled
- Garnishes: blueberries, raspberries and chopped fresh strawberries
Pulse first 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a Glass Beer Boot 9.7oz / 275ml, and stir in club soda just before serving. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
Blueberry-Strawberry Lemonade Sangria
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup fresh strawberries
- 1 (12 oz.) can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate
- 1 (750-ml) Chardonnay
- 3 cups lemon-lime soda
Place all ingredients in a large pitcher, mix and serve in a chilled German Beer Stein 300ml.
Strawberry Cucumber Caipirinha
- Quarter of a lemon
- 2 slices English cucumber
- 2 Strawberries
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 oz Leblon Cachaça
In a shaker, muddle the lemon, cucumber, strawberries and sugar. Fill with ice and add the Cachaça. Shake, and strain into a Glass Tin Tumbler 10.9oz / 310ml filled with fresh ice. Garnish with strawberry and cucumber slices.
Triple Berry Mojito
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- 1 1/2 ounces of mint simple syrup
- 1 ounce of rum
- 1 1/2 ounces of club soda
- 2 ounces of mixed berry juice
- Juices of one lime
- Fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
In the bottom of an Academy Glass Conical Flask 500ml, add 1 ounce of simple syrup and the mint leaves. Muddle with a muddler or use the clean bottom of something blunt, like a screwdriver! Add ice to the glass, a few berries, and pour rum, syrup, berry juice, lime and club soda over the top. Mix with a long spoon or knife and serve witha an additional spring of mint.
Rose Sangria Spritzer
- 2 bottles cold rose wine
- 1 green apple, thinly sliced
- 1 orange, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- Simple syrup, to taste
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves, for garnish
- Club soda, cold, optional
Combine wine, apple, orange, raspberries in a pitcher, add simple syrup, to taste. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day. Serve in a Mason Drinking Jar Glass 20oz / 568ml over ice, garnish with mint and top with a few splashes of club soda, if desired.
So here’s to a (hopefully!) sunny weekend enjoying tropical cocktails – who needs to be lying on a beach in the Caribbean?!