Summer libations: The King’s Summer Cup



As we embark upon the summer season, Amanda Baxter from our Spirits division provides the first of her weekly cocktail recipes, a refreshing punch using The King’s Ginger.

Ginger, lemon, red fruit; these are not only fresh summer flavours that work well together, but also the inspiration of childhood favourites fruit salads and jellies. These easy dishes are perfect for serving alongside this simple punch.

The King’s Summer Cup is ideal for summer parties; being easy to make up either in individual glasses or in a large punch bowl for all your guests to help themselves. Be sure to get the old-fashioned cloudy lemonade; it cuts through the sweetness of the liqueur whilst complementing the spice of the ginger. The cranberry juice adds dryness and a lovely colour too.

We suspect that the fast-living King Edward VII – for whom The King’s Ginger was created back in 1903 – would have heartily approved. Cheers.

The King’s Summer Cup
  • 1 part The King’s Ginger liqueur
  • 3 parts cranberry juice
  • 3 parts cloudy lemonade

Mix the ingredients with plenty of ice. Garnish with lemon wheels and strawberries.

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