The cocktail hour


Three perfect summer serves
There are few better things in life than a really good cocktail – but you needn’t be a master mixologist to shake one up at home. Here are three easy serves to savour on a summer evening

Lucky 13

60ml Spice Hunter, Spiced Rum
15ml Tempus Fugit, Crème de Noyaux (or Amaretto)
7.5ml lemon juice
San Pellegrino
Blood orange

Pour the rum, Crème de Noyaux and lemon juice over cubed ice in a highball glass. Top with San Pellegrino. Garnish with a wedge of blood orange.

Summer Daze: a gin fizz
Summer Daze

Summer Daze

25ml No.3 Gin
20ml rhubarb cordial (we used Belvoir)
100ml Berry Bros. & Rudd Crémant de Limoux by Antech

Build in a flute or coupe. Garnish with a strawberry.

Orange & Thyme Negroni
Orange & Thyme Negroni

Orange & Thyme Negroni

25ml Berry Bros. & Rudd Orange & Thyme Gin
25ml Tempus Fugit, Gran Classico (or Campari)
25ml Lustau Vermut Rojo
Orange peel

Build over ice in a tumbler. Garnish with a piece of orange peel trimmed into a twist – squeeze it over the drink to extract the oils and essence, then drop into the drink and stir.

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