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Cocktail Hour!

Get your guests in the party spirit with a taste of summer by mixing up one of these fabulous cocktails. Remember to keep them light and fruity  and multiply up the ingredients if you have to serve large numbers. Keep a large stock of ice in the freezer – it’s always easier to buy the ice in bags, not only is it more convenient but the water has normally been filtered removing the residue normally left by regular tap water.

 

Grapefruit & gin fancy

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  •  80ml gin
  •  Grapefruit, thinly sliced
  •  2 tbsp lemon juice
  •  100ml grapefruit juice
  •  Lemonade, to top up

Method:

Stand a grapefruit slice upright in a tumbler and add a few ice cubes. Pour in the gin and the lemon and grapefruit juices, stir, and top up with lemonade.

 

Bitter sweet daiquiri 

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 Berczy Lemon & Lime
  • 400g strawberries, plus extra slices to garnish
  • A few dashes of angostura bitters
  • 50ml-100 ml white rum or vodka
  • 2 limes, juice 1, slice 1
  • A few sprigs of mint

Method:

Blend the strawberries, then add the lime juice and a few drops of angostura bitters to taste. Add the rum or vodka and blend again. Take two highball glasses and layer with the ice, strawberries, lime slices and mint. Add the rum mixture and top up with Berczy Lemon & Lime. Add more mint, strawberry and lime slices to finish.

 

Rose, peach & raspberry sangria

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 Berczy Peach & Raspberry
  • 500-750ml Rosé wine
  • 4 peaches, sliced
  • 2 lemons, slice 1½, juice ½
  • 150g raspberries
  • A handful of thyme sprigs

Method:

Blend two of the peaches with the lemon juice and 150ml of the rosé in a blender until smooth. Layer the peach slices, thyme and raspberries with ice in a jug, pour the peach mixture and the rest of the rosé in four alternating pours. Top with Berczy Peach & Raspberry. Pour into glasses to serve.