Toast The Summer

20 May 2014

Summer has well and truly arrived, which means we’re getting our drink on. Rooftop bars, sun-drenched terraces and outdoor seating areas - it doesn’t matter where we are as long as we’re enjoying a summery cocktail of goodness.

Getting the choice of drink right on a hot summer’s day is crucial. There’s nothing worse than the crushing disappointment of sipping on what you think is a refreshing, cooling tipple when in actual fact you’re swallowing a warm beer or cider. Not cool.

So you want to drink with the best this summer? Check out the five drinks which will keep you cool as the temperature rises as well as tasting divine. Now where’s our cocktail? *clicks fingers*

Summer Cup

An apt cocktail if ever we heard it, the Summer Cup available at the Mayfair Exchange includes lemons, oranges, mint, cucumber and strawberries topped with Sipsmith gin. Divine. 

Foundation Bellini

The warm weather is the perfect opportunity to enjoy champagne, dah-ling! The Foundation Bellini available at Foundation Bar is a classic, yet timeless drink to enjoy in the sunshine. Ingredients include fruit purees, liquers and of course, Prosecco – cheers to that!

Wild Meadow

Get a taste of the British summer with The Gable’s Wild Meadow cocktail. Infused with Beefeater gin, nettle cordial, cloudy apple juice and lemon, this has summertime written all over it.

Long Island Ice Tea

Pretend you’re basking on a tropical beach in the middle of paradise rather than sweaty, bustling London Town with Bar Soho’s legendary Long Island Ice Tea. Made with Eristoff Vodka, Beefeater gin, Olmeca Blanco Tequila, Bacardi Superior Rum and triple sec – this is one for the party animals. 

Kiwi Sangria

Core Bar have it spot on with this thirst-quenching cocktail. Sangria has shed its usual red & donned a new coat of green with fresh kiwi, lemon & coriander smashed together with Finlandia vodka, a splash of melon liqueur all lengthened with white wine for a cosmopolitan new look.