It’s been a hot old summer and in my book, there’s nothing better than cooling down after a long hard mama day with a refreshing summery cocktail. Hurrah then that I’ve teamed up with Kingsland Drinks and their latest ranges; Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium, Willow & Stone and LIVE Fruit Fusion Rosé which are perfect for incorporating into creative summer cocktails with their notes of strawberry, lime, pineapple and raspberry as a little mama summer pick me up. So are you ready for a lovely bit of summer cocktail making? Then here we go:
Strawberry and Lime Rosé
Sangria Makes: a large pitcher
500g strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
2 limes, thinly sliced
1 Litre of LIVE Strawberry and Lime fruit fusion rosé
200ml white rum
500ml lemonade or soda water
Additional strawberries and lime slices for garnish, if desired.
Add strawberries and limes to a large jug or pitcher. Pour the LIVE Strawberry and Lime fruit fusion rosé and rum over the top. Cover tightly and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours (up to 24hours). Remove from the fridge and add the lemonade or soda water and ice. Add a few pieces of fruit to your glass and pour the sangria over to serve.
Raspberry Rosé Bellini
Makes: 2 glasses
1 bottle of Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé
Handful of ripe, juicy raspberries
Juice of half a lemon
Place the raspberries in a cocktail shaker and muddle, gently squashing them with the back of a long spoon to release their juice. Add the ice cubes, vodka, lemon juice and shake, then strain into a champagne flute. Top up with chilled Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé.
Makes: a large pitcher
Ingredients: 1 bottle Mr Gladstone’s Sparkling Pineapple Cube
150ml white rum
250ml lemonade or soda water
250ml pineapple juice
1 pineapple cut into chunks
A handful of mint leaves 1 lime sliced Ice
Add the fruit and mint to a large pitcher, saving some for a garnish. Pour rum and wine into the pitcher and stir. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Add lemonade or soda water before serving. Garnish glasses with the fruit and enjoy.
Mmmmm now if those aren’t the taste of summer for mama I don’t know what is! But now for the best bit…a giveaway!
***GIVEAWAY Win a selection of the above delicious mixers to make your very own cocktails over on my Giveaway page here. ***
LIVE Strawberry and Lime pouch format is available in 1,600 Co-op stores nationwide retailing at £7.49. Willow & Stone is currently stocked in Co-Op and B&M stores is excellent value at £3.99. Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium range is available in Tesco, Nisa and Jempsons stores, priced £4.00 – £5.00.