Summer in Britain can be amazing when there is sunshine; the temperature is ideal and we could sit outside to enjoy a refreshing drink. Wonderful 🙂
Here are some of my favourite drinks served this summer…
Apple juice. Cloudy apple juice (pressed, not from concentrate) is the best drink ever. Almost everyone likes it and served chilled over ice is simply amazing on a hot sunny day. BUT… If you like to jazz it up a little, here are some ideas: Try a shot of blackcurrant cordial for a nice mocktail, or for those who drink try a shot of “Afinata“, a Romanian Blueberry liquor which is brandy based. It’s divine!
- Cherry juice. I am Persian after all, so to me nothing says summer more than a glass of homemade cherry juice – cherries boiled and concentrated by mum or grandma which will be mixed with water served on ice to greet thirsty guests. These days I buy the juice off the shelf in the supermarkets (lazy immigrant!) and just top it up with sparkling water/soda. BUT… for a nice cocktail, try a shot of gin and some mint/basil leaves as garnish. It is absolutely lovely and a great hit!
- Gin & Tonic. Earlier I talked about what shouts “summer” to me as a Persian, but as a Brit, it’s got to be G&T. Nothing is more refreshing and summery than a good old G&T. BUT… I had to give this one my own Persian twist. So my suggestion is to try Saffron G&T; one/two shot(s) of Saffron Gin by Gabriel Boudier (it’s French, but a very nice gin!), topped up with your tonic of choice. Garnish with lime and some fresh rosemary. It’s got real wow! 😀 Impresses the guests every time. Cheers!