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The best alcoholic drinks to round off summer – including refreshing gin spritz recipe

The sunshine might not be around every day, but summer is not over, and better way to enjoy the long afternoons than by trying one of the many new alcoholic drinks on the market.

Trivento Reserve White Malbec – Tesco, £8.50

Trivento The UK’S No1 Argentinian wine brand and it’s Trivento Reserve White Malbec boasts a lighter alcohol content of 10.5% ABV.

It is an elegant, crisp, light and refreshing white wine has notes of green apple, lychee and pineapple, and pairs perfectly with salads, white fish and chicken dishes.
Rose wine

Baron de Ley Rosado de Lagrima – Asda, £10

This gorgeous, perfectly balanced rosé is from the award-winning Spanish winery Barón de Ley.

It is an an elegant, dry pale rosado and has a delicate aroma of white flowers and strawberry. The palate is fresh and dry with a wonderful mouth-filling burst of delicate red fruit.

Drink lightly chilled as a wonderful aperitif or as a great partner for fish and chicken dishes, Thai cuisine and vegetarian kebabs.

Barton & Guestier Tourmaline 2020 Côtes de Provence – Waitrose, £26.99

This is a typically elegant Provence rosé made from Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah.

Bone dry with lovely floral, citrus, pear, peach and red berry notes, it has a delightful herbal note that makes it perfect for summer drinking.

What’s more, it comes in a gorgeous, super impressive magnum, which is so easy to share with friends.

Canned Wine Co

Don’t want to open a while bottle of wine? Consider a can of wine from Canned Wine Co.

The brand offers a tasting selection of five wines for £30 if you buy direct, or visit one of several stockist across the UK.

Whitley Neill was recently named the UK’s most loved gin brand, and there are four flavours to try; the original Distillers Cut Gin, Rhubarb and Ginger Gin, Raspberry Gin, and Blood Orange Gin.

While the traditional G&T might tickle your fancy, more than half (59 percent) of British drinkers have been opting for a spritz this summer.

Whitley Neill has shared it’s recpe for a Hugo Spritz using it’s original Distillers Cut Gin.


50ml Whitley Neill Distiller’s Cut Gin
50 ml Prosecco
25ml Soda water
15ml Elderflower cordial
Garnish: Mint and cucumber

Method: Add the gin and elderflower cordial to a glass filled with cubed ice. Top with Prosecco, soda water, cucumber and mint.
No. 186 Gin

Manchester-based brand No. 186 have created a delicious gin sprizt cocktail.


25ml No. 186 Signature Gin
25ml Chambord
50ml Prosecco
30ml Soda Water
Ice (Cubed)

Method: Fill a wine glass with ice. Add Gin, Chambord, Soda and then Prosecco over the ice and stir. Garnish with cucumber ribbon, raspberries and some edible flowers.

6 O’clock Gin cocktails – Co-op, £3.20 each

Artisanal British gin producer, 6 O’clock Gin, has launched its ready to drink Gin range into 320 Co-op Stores nationwide.

Customers can choose from London Dry Gin & Tonic, Damson & Ginger, Mango, Ginger & Lime Gin & Tonic or Gin Light & Low – 0.5% ABV.

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