5 Awesome Summer Drinks That Are Perfect For The Garden

7th August 2016

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When you sit down to a rip-roaring barbecue on those summer weekends you can often end up with an abundance of food. Sausages, burgers, salads can overload the table and rightly so! You don’t want to send your mates home hungry.

No matter your outrageous barbecuing skills, the one thing we often forget about are the drinks. What’s the point of showcasing an amazing spread if you don’t have the beverages to match? To co-incide with our BBQ Hacks, we’ve written and tested a few new cocktail recipes specifically for summer. We’ve also thrown in some of our favourite non-alcoholic drinks too. Refreshing…

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1. PEAR-FECT APEROL SPRITZ

When Ben was at the YouTube beach party in Cannes (oooh fancy), he tried an aperol spritz with added lychee juice. Back in the UK and thinking about what’s readily available at the supermarket, he decided to try out adding pear juice! You know what? It completely works. It’s such a refreshing, ice cold drink so make sure it’s extremely chilled upon serving. It’s a great cocktail to make up in jugs. Get the recipe!

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2. BLACKBERRY GIN FIZZ

This is the cocktail we enjoyed at Ben’s Birthday party and was developed by the girls. Strained blackberries, elderflower, gin and prosecco. Simply delicious and sweet to the tooth. Best of all? It’s PINK. So it fits marvelously with the summer theme you might have going on. Get the recipe.

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3. GINGER WHISKERS

Can you guess whose cocktail this is? You’ve got it! Ginger “hunk” James. Never call him that again guys, please. It’s whisky, orange liqueur and ginger beer on the rocks. It’s not for the fainthearted but definitely a great way to enjoy whiskey in a more cooling manner. Get the recipe.

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4. MANGO AGUA FRESCA

This is an old recipe of ours from the Lost And Hungry tour but we remade it with the above cocktails because we love it so much. It’s freakin’ delicious and the ultimate summer juice drink. If you don’t want your BBQ to be a boozy affair then we couldn’t recommend this more. Get the recipe.

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5. THAI ICED TEA

A little more richer than a cocktail or juice, save this for a real special occasion. It’s spectacular and guaranteed to impress thanks to the fusion of thai flavours. You don’t need to add the rum in if you don’t want to! The flavours carry themselves without it needing a replacement. Get the recipe!

So there you have it! If you’re hosting a BBQ this year, WE WANT TO SEE YOUR SNAPS! Seriously. Send them in to us using #sortedfood on Instagram or Twitter. They could be featured in the next Shoutouts. You can also upload any other great cocktail recipes to SORTEDfood.com on your own profile. 

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