What's your summer tipple? These sports-inspired sips will help you enjoy this season's social events in serious style...

Summer has arrived and with heaps of exciting sporting events and festivals in the diary, we’ve picked out some timely tipples to enjoy with friends and family. So whether you’re hitting Centre Court for some tennis action, checking in for a spot of cricket at Oval or spectating the Cowes Week sailing regatta, we’ve got the perfect creative cocktail for you.


3rd – 16th July

BlOOM Strawberry Cup Summer Serve


Add ice and 4 strawberries quartered into a jug or pitcher and pour in 200ml of BLOOM Strawberry Cup. Top up with 400ml of good quality lemonade.

The Oval England vs South Africa

27th – 31st July

Dakin’s Marmalade


Add ice to a cocktail shaker or a jam jar with 40ml of Thomas Dakin Gin, 15ml Italicus, 15ml lemon juice, 40ml orange marmalade and a pinch of orange zest. Shake and strain into a glass, trying to remove any orange peel and garnish with orange peel twist. This one is truly refreshing on a hot summers day!

Cowes Week

29th July – 5th August

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin with Fentimans Ginger Beer


Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in 50ml of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin and top with Fentimans Ginger Beer. Garnish with orange peel or mint. A beautifully, refreshing fragrant tipple.

Glorious Goodwood

1 – 5 August

BLOOM Gin and Elderflower


Pour 50cl of BLOOM Gin into a glass with 25ml of elderflower cordial and top with prosecco – scrumptious!

Music festivals

Throughout summer…

Black Cow Vodka – Pink Cow and Tonic


Pour 50ml of Black Cow and a good dash of Angostura bitters into a glass with ice. Top up with tonic water and a squeeze of lemon juice. Garnish with a slice of lemon and thyme – the perfect tipple for celebrating live music this summer.

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