Fruity Summer Cocktails!

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!

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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!

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Mint Julep                                                               

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Glass Measuring Beaker 200ml                                          

  • 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           

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Princesa Margarita Cocktail Glasses 9oz / 270ml

  • 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.

 

 Cherry Martini  

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Cabernet Martini Glass 10.6oz / 300ml

  • Gin
  • Martini
  • Manachino cherry liqueur
  • Fresh cherry juice
  • Cherries

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
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Garnish it with cherries.

 

 

Pineapple Mojito    

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Gibraltar Original Beverage Glass 14.1oz / 400ml

  • 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

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Campus Hiball Glass 10oz / 285m

  • 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  

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Glass Beer Boot 9.7oz / 275ml

  • 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  

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German Beer Stein 300ml

  • 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  

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Glass Tin Tumblers 10.9oz / 310ml

  • 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                                                              

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Academy Glass Conical Flask 500ml

  • 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

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Mason Drinking Jar Glass 20oz / 568ml

  • 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?!

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