The perfect serves for summer sports
Summer is finally upon us and so too is an exciting line-up of seasonal sports. Though we are already knee-deep in the Euros, next week sees the start of Wimbledon after two years away, followed by the long-awaited Tokyo Olympics on 23rd July. All that’s needed, then, are the right refreshments. We’ve selected some of our favourite serves for enjoying the sports alfresco, whether you’re a footie fan, a tennis enthusiast or you just like an excise to drink in the sun.
Liberation Cocktail’s Strawberry Daquiri
Planning a picnic at an outdoor screening of Wimbledon? Score all the points with your friends by bringing bottles or cans of Strawberry Daiquiris – all you have to do is add ice and shake. A blend of the finest barrel-oaked white rum, juicy British strawberries, fresh lime juice and sugarcane, the Strawberry Daiquiri is the ultimate refreshing summer drink. If you’ve got a party to host, opt for a five-litre keg, which holds 33 mixologist-grade cocktails – the perfect match for a Grand Slam soiree. All of the Liberation Cocktail range is available to purchase for nationwide delivery here.
Wimbledon Garden Gin
Wimbledon Brewery has created a premium dry gin that embodies “quintessential Englishness” in every single way. Inside the Wimbledon Garden Gin you’ll find gorse and heather – which grow in abundance on Wimbledon Common, giving the gin floral notes to balance with the spice of juniper. Distilled with liquorice, lemon and something you may not expect to find, honey; made by bees that have harvested nectar throughout the local gardens of Wimbledon. The final note is the Cascade Hops from the brewery, finishing with a smooth clean flavour perfect for summer. It’s different, and that’s why we like it. It’s local, and that’s what makes it special. It’s delicious, and that’s why you should try it. Order online here.
World-renowned East End bar Coupette has released its signature cocktail, Apples, in a ready-to-drink can, ideal for enjoying alfresco. A bartender-quality drink in the convenience of a can, Apples aims to showcase the diversity of apple juice and calvados. The crisp and refreshing serve is crafted with the same dedication, care and patience as the original Apples cocktail served at the bar, which was coined the most popular drink at the CLASS awards in 2019. The new beverage comprises a rotation of apple juice – made from a variety of five different apples that have been pressed, filtered, and carbonated – and calvados, exuding notes of caramel, nutmeg, brown sugar and toffee. Order online here.
Lanson Wimbledon at Home picnic for two
Champagne Lanson, the official champagne of Wimbledon, will be ensuring you have everything you need to celebrate the return of the world’s greatest tennis tournament with the launch of their exclusive limited-edition Lanson Wimbledon at Home picnic box. Swinging into the summer season, each picnic box is priced at £125.00 for two people and includes an array of delectable delights, with highlights including Ritchie’s of Rothesay hot smoked salmon and mouth-watering Champagne Lanson chocolate truffles. Complementing the food, the picnic box will also feature two champagne flutes and a bottle of Lanson Le Black Label Brut enclosed in a Wimbledon-inspired bottle jacket cooler. Order online here.
Mariage Frères’ iced tea collection
Luxury French tea emporium Mariage Frères have cooling down covered with its iced French Summer Tea collection. New to the collection is their Tokyo Summer®, blend, launching 21st June, a fitting nod to the Summer Olympics that will be taking place in Japan. The breath-taking summer collection features 20 blends, with each encased in a beautiful, apothecary-style hand-blown glass bottle with a stunning label detailing the tea’s distinct tasting notes. Every variety is specifically blended for the brand, from green and black to red rooibos, reflecting Mariage Frères’ commitment to quality and attention to detail. The full Summer Tea Collection is available to purchase in-store, at Mariage Frères Selfridges confession on Oxford Street, or online here.
Sea Change Provence Rosé
Sea Change, the eco-conscious wine brand, has the ideal accompaniment to Wimbledon this summer with the Provence Rosé. Hailing from award-winning Château Pigoudet, it’s packed full of zesty grapefruit, delicate white peach and tropical pineapple flavours. Best served chilled, this wine complements lighter dishes, pasta and summer salads. As with all Sea Change Wines, the Provence Rosé has minimal packaging, with the unnecessary plastic wrap covering removed from the neck of the bottle and its label made from plant-based “Natureflex clear”, which is fully biodegradable and compostable. Order online here.
Long Shot drinks
Long Shot is a British take on the new hard seltzer (alcoholic sparkling water) craze to sweep the UK drinks scene. Using all-natural fruit juices and a neutral grain spirit, Long Shot offers a lighter, cleaner way to drink – every can is under 70 calories, suitable for vegans, low in sugar and keto-friendly. Long Shot is offered in three flavours: Grapefruit; Raspberry & Blackcurrant ; Strawberry & Rhubarb.What’s more Long Shot drinks have just scooped World’s Best Hard Seltzer in the Pre Mix Awards 2021 for their Raspberry & Blackcurrant flavour. For the perfect accompaniment to any summer sporting event, order your cans online here.
Watching the tennis is a lot more fun when you are enjoying a delicious Kopparberg Gin, served over ice and paired with tonic or lemonade. Kopparberg Gin is available in three vibrant fruit flavours: Mixed Fruit, Passionfruit & Gin and the iconic Strawberry & Lime. Each bottle is distilled with pride and expertly infused with the finest ingredients and natural fruit flavours that made Kopparberg famous, for a bold and balanced taste. For fans of Kopparberg cider, opt for the classic Strawberry & Lime or go for the newest addition to the family: Kopparberg’s Limited edition Mixed Fruit Tropical Cider. There’s even something for those looking for an alcohol-free option, with Kopparberg’s Alcohol Free range – with all of the fruit flavour but none of the alcohol content. Order online here.
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