Flo's fave seasonal cocktails

The silly season is here and what better to celebrate than to drink and be merry! We've chosen our fave cocktails for the season, to share with you...

 

Fireside Sangria

from the 'Rose Cocktails' recipe book

serves 6-8

10 white seedless grapes, halved lengthways

10 seedless red grapes, halved lengthways

90ml Cointreau

90ml sweet red vermouth

170ml of Clementine or Grapefruit juice

1 1/2 cups of Sauvignon Blanc

1 bottle of well-chilled rose

Orange slices and cinnamon sticks

Ice cubes

 

Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl, add ice and stir. Serve into a goblet or ice-filled red wine glasses and garnish each glass with 1 orange slice and a cinnamon stick.

 

For more like the Fireside Sangria, check out Julia Charle's definitive guide to making the best Rose Cocktails, here.

 

 

Summer Gin & Tonic

from the 'Gin Tonica' recipe book

Summer is the key season in the Gin calendar, and with fine, warmer weather, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with a delicious drink!

50ml Gin

150ml Grapefruit and Rosemary Tonic Water

Wedges of lime, lemon and orange to garmish

 

Add fresh ice cubes to fill 3/4 of the glass and stir gently for 15 seconds with a bar spoon or chopstick to chill the glass.

Top up the glass with more ice. Add the gin, trying to ensure that you coat the ice as you pour. Add the tonic water. Pouring slowly helps the tonic to keep it's fizz

Add the lime, lemon and orange and let it rest for 30 seconds to allow the flavour to integrate with each other.

 

If you're a GnT lover, explore 40 recipes of Spanish-style GnT cocktails here.


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