Just because the Summer is in its last throws of decadence it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy these heady warm evenings just that little longer with a few G&T’s on the terrace.
I try to keep the Summer vibe going as long as I possibly can before I give in to the Autumnal pull but for now there is nothing nicer than creating a cool drink after a long day at work and taking the time to enjoy each sip.
I was asked by Diageo to give some of their classic cocktail recipes a try from the myriad of choices on thebar.com website but my eye was drawn to simplicity and the elderflower G&T. Firstly as it’s my husbands tipple of choice and secondly we made our own elderflower cordial this year so I thought this would be a winning combination and very simple to do. No messing about as long as there is ice in the freezer and a lime in the fruit bowl you can mix a delicate and delicious cocktail in seconds.
The elderflower cordial lifts the gin and tonic with it’s floral notes enhancing the vibrant botanicals and highlighting the subtle juniper aroma, adding a squeeze of lime finishes it off to perfection. I can honestly say this combination is becoming one of my firm favourites.
As it’s the bank holiday weekend some of you may be entertaining, having friends over for a BBQ, or a cocktail party of your own in the garden. There are some super Summer cocktail recipes to try at thebar.com with simple step by step instructions and lists of ingredients to help you create the perfect tipple of your choice, what could be easier.
So I raise my G&T filled glass to you and I hope you all have a super long weekend with a few cocktails thrown in for good measure.
- This post was written in conjunction with Diageo with many thanks