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...
10 white seedless grapes, halved lengthways
10 seedless red grapes, halved lengthways
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
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 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!
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.