School's Out For Summer! 10 Best Drinks To Enjoy On Holiday

05 August 2014 by

GALLERY: 10 BEST DRINKS TO ENJOY THIS SUMMER

1. QUENCH YOUR THIRST WITH CUCUMBER

Qcumber is the perfect non-alcoholic drink that is just as refreshing as a mojito. This cucumber flavoured fizzy drink can be drunk on its own or even mixed with gin or vodka. Available nationally from Tesco and major supermarkets. Click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.q-cumber.co.uk/">here[/a] for more info.

2. HAND ROUND A HANDMADE COCKTAIL

The Handmade Cocktail Company's Negroni is a classic aperitif cocktail made with gin, sweet vermouth and Campari, from Harvey Nichols. Click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harveynichols.com/1525326-the-negroni/">here[/a] to buy.  

3. TASTE THE FLAVOURS FRESH FROM THE FOREST

This Zubrowka vodka from Harvey Nichols is a twist on the classic Polish vodka. The addition of Bison grass from the forest gives it a herbaceous and pungent flavour.  Click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harveynichols.com/1722034-forest-jacket-vodka/">here[/a] to buy.  

4. PICK UP A PINK GRAPEFRUIT GIN

Bored of your usual gin and tonic? Try Ee Bria's Pink Grapefruit gin (other flavours such as raspberry, blackberry and gooseberry). Click [a target="_blank" href="https://www.eebria.com/products/gin/the-ely-gin-company/11-pink-grapefruit-gin-50cl">here[/a] to buy.  

5. PACK A PUNCH WITH PINEAPPLE JUICE

This M&S Pineapple juice with Lemongrass and Jalapeño chilli is a grownup non-alcoholic lemonade with a fiery kick. Click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.marksandspencer.com/c/food-and-wine">here[/a] for info.

 

6. SIP SOLERNO UNDER THE SUN

Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur is a citrus liqueur with a slight sugary sweetness. Click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harveynichols.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Solemo+blood+orange+liqueur">here[/a] to buy.  

7. GRAB A GRAPPE DI MERLOT

This Grappa di Merlot from Selfridges is a fruity aperitif with a tangy raspberry coulis and sweet cherry taste, undercut with a deep black pepper and tobacco flavour.  Click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Food-Wine/Categories/Shop-Wines-Spirits/Spirits/Aperitif-digestive/Grappa-di-Merlot-500ml_414-75062011-G616A/">here[/a] to buy.  

8. COOL DOWN WITH A KAMM

Kamm & Sons British Aperitif from Kamm & sons is a fresh and citrusy aperitif with a herbal honeyed palate. Click [a target="_blank" href="http://kammandsons.com/">here[/a] to buy.   

9. CARRY A COCKTAIL

Harvey Nichols have saved you the trouble of hunting down the necessities to make the perfect Martini with this cute kit in a retro case. Tipplesworth Apple and Elderflower Martini Cocktail Case, Harvey Nichols. Click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harveynichols.com/1829810-apple-and-elderflower-martini-cocktail-case/">here[/a] to buy.  

10. CHILL OUT WITH A CALI CIDER

Hornsby's cider (flavours: American Classic, Amber, Strawberry and Lime) is an apple-flavoured cider with subtle fruit notes served in a golden amber bottle to resemble that cali summer glow Click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.hornsbys.com/#/">here[/a] to buy.   

Going on your hols this summer? On a sunny evening, there is nothing nicer than enjoying a refreshing sundowner. But if you're bored of your usual drink, or if you're abroad and can't face the local alcoholic offerings, what to choose? Well good news, because this summer's new drinks are all about light zingy flavours that pack a punch on the palette, with seasonal berries, zesty citrus flavours and exotic fruits and cocktails that ooze flavour and fun. We've rounded up the best drinks to enjoy at home, or snap up in dutyfree before you go, ranging from ciders that will transport you to California in one sip, to fruity gins, fresh and fizzy non-alcoholic drinks and readymade cocktails. Enjoy!

By Maisie Bovingdon

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