Here at the Clissold Arms we are fortunate enough to have a fairly extensive garden area. It’s something we are extremely proud of and when the sun is shining it’s the perfect spot for a beverage.
With that in mind, although the weather may be slightly temperamental at the moment, here is a list of our 10 best drinks for when the sun does decide to come out.
Okay, so we went straight in there with the obvious choice, but who doesn’t love a glass of Pimms? Packed with fresh fruits and goodness a jug of this ridiculously British cocktail is essential on a summer’s afternoon.
When it’s champagne, it’s bound to go down well whatever the weather let’s be honest!
A personal favourite, made with Bacardi, fresh lime and mint leaves this fresh and tasty cocktail served tall with plenty of ice is the perfect beverage to keep you cool on a sunny day.
4. Fruit Cider
Once upon a time cider simply meant apples and park benches but these days with trendy choices like Rekorderlig or Kopparberg in all your favourite flavours you can enjoy a deliciously sophisticated cider in the sun.
Wash down with some traditional Mediterranean meats and dips (the Clissold Arms has a fabulous selection by the way) with this old Spanish favourite and get your summer fiesta started.
For the non drinkers you can’t go wrong with your favourite flavour of J20, topped with lemonade or served just with ice this refreshing sweet treat is the perfect pub thirst quencher.
Outselling Champagne in the UK last year this Italian alternative has become a national favourite, due to high demand and a poor harvest in 2014 there is actually a world shortage so drink it while you can as there may not be any left at the end of summer!
8. Passion Fruit Collins
Pornstar Martinis are the drink of the moment in the chic city bars but if you want a passion fruit fix with a twist we have a gin alternative at the Clissold Arms this summer and it is delicious.
9. Tropical Fruit Twist
Full of fruit and flavour I think this mix of raspberry & orange stoli, midori, cranberry and apple juice speaks for itself.
Beer can be a bit heavy when it’s hot but topped with a slice of fresh lime to keep the flies out a cold Corona really is the ultimate summer beer straight out of Mexico.
And if that’s got you feeling thirsty come and visit us at Clissold Arms where all of these drinks and more are available to try yourself.