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Get weekend ready with these BBQ-worthy cocktails

These cocktails – made with Gordon's Gin – are the perfect pre-dinner drinks to start any BBQ or summer garden party

Pre-dinner Gordon’s Floral Rhubarb Fizz

Another scorching weekend is coming up and you know what that means: summer garden parties galore and the ultimate excuse to fire up the barbecue. This year, the Gordon’s team has created a spate of unique cocktails guaranteed to make any event look and taste great. These one-of-a-kind pre-dinner cocktails have been designed to pair perfectly with food, and Gordon’s have even done all the hard work and provided exciting food pairings to go along with each delicious drink.

Be prepared to be… well… prepared for whatever summer party you attend in the near future. Your drinks game just got a serious upgrade.

The perfect cocktail to celebrate vegetarian and vegan food:

Pre-dinner Gordon’s Lemon & Grapefruit Cooler

Impress your guests and get people talking with a DIY welcome drinks station on arrival. Gordon’s London Dry Gin is accompanied by lemon and grapefruit juice, with sugar and soda water stirred through to give a light and lively taste. Simply add some lemon and grapefruit wheels to serve an ultra-aesthetic cocktail.

Recipe:

Makes 4 cocktails (0.9 units per cocktail)

Ingredients:

  • 100ml Gordon’s London Dry Gin
  • 50ml Lemon Juice
  • 100ml Grapefruit Juice
  • 100ml Sugar Syrup
  • Top with soda water
  • Cubed ice

Method:

Mix together the ingredients, and then serve in a large sharing jar and garnish with wheels of lemons and grapefruits

Pair with: Mini vegan mac and cheese

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The perfect cocktail to allow party guests to personalise their drink:

Pre-dinner Gordon’s Tea Punch

Use Gordon’s London Dry Gin to give your guests the chance to make their own bespoke gin cocktail with their favourite garnishes. Combine Gordon’s London Dry Gin with jasmine tea, high-quality apple juice and all-spice to create an impressive punch, served over a large block of ice in a punchbowl. For ultimate personalisation, go one step further and create a DIY garnish station for guests to have some fun with. We recommend citrus fruits, a choice of herbs, and even edible flowers.

Recipe:

Makes 12 cocktails (0.8 units per cocktails)

Ingredients:

  • 250ml Gordon’s London Dry Gin
  • 1ltr Jasmine Tea infused with allspice berries
  • 250ml Fresh Apple
  • 100ml Lemon Juice
  • 100ml Sugar Syrup
  • Big block of ice

Method:

Build, and then serve in a large punch bowl and garnish with dried fruit and berries

Pair with: Pork pies

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The perfect minimalist boho cocktail:

Pre-dinner Gordon’s Floral Rhubarb Fizz

Fizzy, pink and floral, Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin joins rhubarb syrup and tonic in a trend-hitting cocktail, ready to be batched into jugs with lots of ice and elegant, seasonal edible flowers. This cocktail will add a subtle pop of colour to the neutral tones of a minimalist summer garden party.

Recipe:

Makes a cocktail (1.9 units per cocktails)

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin
  • 15ml Monin Rhubarb Syrup
  • Top with tonic water
  • Cubed ice

Method:

Build, and serve in a coppa glass and garnish with lots of edible flowers for the perfect boho look

Pair with: Antipasti sharing platter with bread, olives, sundried tomatoes

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