spring tipples

6 Tipples for Spring Sipping

Sweet spring tipples bringing a burst of freshness to our glasses this season, from zesty botanical blends to fruity infusions

Embrace the taste of spring with our pick of the best spring tipples to try this season…

Silk Route London Dry Gin

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Newcastle-based Silk Route Spirits’ London Dry Gin offers a distinctly modern new flavour while staying true to the copper pot distilling process. This gin is strong on juniper, with a full fresh citrus scent and taste, and back notes of pine and eastern spices.

Tasting notes: Serve on ice with fruit and tonic.

Neurita Tequila Blanco – Rosa

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If you love tequila but you’ve got a sweet tooth, this one’s for you. Infused with raspberry, strawberry and pomegranate fruit extracts, this fruity tequila has sunshine season written all over it. It’s the perfect base for a sweet margarita.

Tasting notes: For a sweet take on the margarita, simply add lime juice and a dash of agave syrup.

Citizen Spritz Alcohol-Free Bitter Orange

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Go from your garden to the Mediterranean shores with Citizen Spritz’s signature bitter orange non-alcoholic spritz. It’s the perfect tipple for teetotal garden party-goers this spring.

Tasting notes: Best enjoyed over ice with soda or sparkling water for a zesty and bright spritz.

Eden Mill Burgundy White Wine Cask Aged Gin

Eden Mill Burgundy White Wine Cask Aged Gin

As our thoughts turn to balmy days in the garden, we’re looking for a signature spring sip – one of which is this zesty, aromatic and totally unique cask aged gin by Eden Mill. With notes of tropical peach and apricot, reflecting botanicals such as bergamot and kaffir lime, this drink screams springtime.

Tasting notes: Zesty, fruity and aromatic on the finish serve with lime juice, soda, a peach slice and mint for a Peach Collins.

VIVIR Tequila Blanco

VIVIR Tequila Blanco

Made in Mexico using 9-year-old estate-grown highland Weber Blue Agave, this easy-drinking tequila is a smooth, clean and floral spirit – perfect as we enter the brighter, warmer and flower-filled months.

Tasting notes: Great for sipping solo, enjoying in a cocktail or with your favourite mixer. The perfect pairing is with citrus tonics or soda.

Hattingley Valley Classic Reserve NV

Hattingley Valley Classic Reserve NV

An English sparkling wine is the perfect way to toast this spring. As soon as you start sipping you are transported to a serene English garden – with aromas of green apples. It’s a true crowd-pleaser and the perfect celebration drink.

Tasting notes: This is the perfect aperitif or celebration drink. Enjoy cold in a champagne glass and serve with canapes during garden party season.

Try This – Amaro Santoni

amaro santoni

Inspired by FormaFantasma, created by Denis Broci.

Led by rhubarb and iris, with undertones of citrus and olive leaves, Amaro Santoni is imbued with 34 natural herbs and botanicals and inspired by one of Gabriello Santoni’s most heartfelt and personal recipes. The Amaro Santoni Spritz is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is simple to make at home during the warm spring days.

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Amaro Santoni
  • 3 parts prosecco
  • Olive to garnish

Method

  • Fill a wine glass with ice
  • Combine the Santoni with prosecco in the wine glass
  • Garnish with an olive
  • Serve and enjoy!