Posh Picnic Cocktails

Add Savoir-Faire to your Pitstop at the Park.

Summer is here, beckoning BBQs, beach days and picnics in the park. Whatever plans you have in store for meeting friends and making the most of the sunshine, we're here to make sure you have the cocktail recipes you need. When planning your hamper, we've got the must-have, quick and easy-to-make drinks for your picnic.

A Fuss Free Low Alcohol Cocktail

Our first serving suggestion is the iconic Pimm's Cup, a refreshing twist on the classic Pimm's and Lemonade. There's a good reason this drink is popular in the summer months. The refreshing tang of the ginger ale, the fruity punch from the berries and orange and the sharpness of the lime juice come together to make sunshine in a glass. This recipe is not only guaranteed to be a hit with the crowd, but it is also so simple to mix up with ingredients you'll be sure to find in your local store or holiday park shop. You can mix up the two liquid ingredients in advance, then add the fruit garnish on arrival. All it takes is a refillable bottle and some Tupperware. However, you may not want to drink at all, and that’s fine. Just replace the Pimm’s in for Mockingbird Spirit, an alcohol free, tequila inspired, agave based spirit. And if both the alcohol and the ginger ale are a problem, keep it simple with Esmerelda Mexican beer, an alcohol free, crisp, light beer perfect for hot summer days.

Pre-Made Cocktails to Grab on the Go

To save the hassle of making drinks yourself, why not pack a cocktail travel pack? These easy to carry 'cocktail in your pocket' kits contain pre-made drinks, so you can shake up some chic concoctions that'll raise the bar at your picnic without the fuss. Maybe a Cosmo is on the cards? Try this twist from the team at Love At, The Cherry Cosmo made with Vestal Cherry vodka, Cointreau and cranberry juice it comes in 110ml and 550ml for sharing. It’ll be delivered in the nifty ready to pour pouch, all you need to bring are the ice and a glass.

All the Ingredients in One Pack

A classic Negroni Cocktail Kit is a classy all-you-need cocktail kit to help you make the most of your leisure time. You can bring the bar outdoors with full bottles of each ingredient, including Martini’s premium Riserva Speciale Rubino Vermouth, Riserva Speciale Bitters and a bottle of the Star of Bombay Gin plus the bar spoon to stir them. The Negroni is a great aperitif or digestif, and caters for all weathers and times of the day. Make sure you’re prepared: bring some ice and as many glasses as you need. You don't want a lack of cocktails to force you into packing up and heading home before you're ready to!

A Great Sharing Cocktail for Large Groups

When you think of summer cocktails suitable for big gatherings, it would be surprising if Sangria didn't pop into your head. This fruity Spanish number is renowned for being the drink of choice when poolside or topping up tans at the beach, so it'll be welcome at your summer soiree. The best part of this cocktail? Its simplicity. Red wine, brandy, orange juice and lemonade are ingredients you’ll be able to find in the corner shop, so no need to hunt down obscure ingredients.

Simple to Make Cocktails

When it comes to drinks-on-the-go, the smaller the ingredients list, the better. You don't want to be lugging around too many bottles. Otherwise, it just becomes a chore. That's why the Italian Spritz may be just the drink you need. With three ingredients, it couldn't be easier. What resonates with summer more than dreaming of the warm Italian coast with it’s glistening sunshine? So transport yourself with a little prosecco, soda water and Italian bitter to add elegance and sunshine to your picnic hamper.

Party Prosecco Cocktails with Fizz!

Popping open some Prosecco can turn any event into a celebration, and for good reason. The bottle of bubbly brings a touch of class without the hefty price tag often found on Champagne bottles, so what better drink to toast to summer with? Or even better, some prosecco cocktails. World of Zing's Prosseco Cocktail Collection will add a classy twist to your picnic, and with all the measurements done for you, it will save you from carrying around large bottles. The no need for ice is also a game-changer, as it'll keep you needing to carry around a freezer box or needing to run to the shops. After all, convenience is key.

Thanks to coronavirus, you may not be able to fulfil that wanderlust just yet, but never fear. You can still enjoy a break this #staycation summer and make the most of what your local beauty spots. If you need inspiration, why not google 'picnic sites near me' or, if you're feeling adventurous, 'wild camping near me’, and see what you can find. You scout the location, and we've got your drinks covered.

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