Liquor cabinet starting to get low? Time to bring in a slice of spring. From Pimms to Prosecco, we have all your spring drinking needs covered.
It seems as though people are starting to come out of hibernation and get on the entertaining buzz again. The next few months are likely to feature busy social calendars for a lot of Kiwis; so lighter, colourful beverages are the ticket to wowing your guests.
Quintessentially English, Pimms No.1 Cup is the ultimate spring drink. It was created by a London bar in the 1850s as a digestif but has worked itself into some of our favourite cocktails. Made from gin and a secret mix of herbs and liqueurs, it’s a great base for a punch, with lemonade, or in our Pimms and Blue (scroll for recipe).
Santa Marta Limoncello
Hailing from Italy, Santa Marta Limoncello is a traditional lemon liqueur. It’s produced in Northern Italy by the Francoli famiy, who using fresh Sicilian lemons.
The lemon zest is stepped in grain alcohol until all the delicious oil is released, which means that Santa Marta is free of nasty artificial colours or flavourings.
Enjoy it as a after-dinner palate cleasner, over ice cream, or with one of your favourite lemon-based desserts.
Stoneleigh Latitude Rosé
Light strawberry in colour, Stoneleigh Latitude Rosé is an essential tipple for the pretty in pink crowd. It is a slightly dry wine with aromas of cranberries and pomegranates, and a crisp acidic mouth feel. Enjoy it alongside a tasty spring platter or as an aperitif.
Brown Brothers Moscato or Prosecco Minis
Impromptu picnickers should always have a pack from the Brown Brothers ‘Mini’ Range on hand. Their Moscato is a bright, vibrant bubbly with lifted aromas of freshly crushed grapes and sherbet.
However if you’re looking for something crisp and dry, pick up a four pack of their Prosecco – its delicate pear and apple flavours go wonderfully with a range of picnic fare.