Drinks, food

3 Easy Tipples to Try

Strawberry, Orange And Gin Cordial


250g strawberries, hulled

3T sugar

1T orange-blossom water

500ml gin

tonic water, to serve

fresh lime or lemon, to serve

ice, to serve


Blitz the strawberries and sugar in a blender, then strain the juice a couple of times to remove the pulp.

Add the strawberry juice and orange blossom water to the gin and leave it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

Serve the gin with tonic water and fresh lime or lemon over ice. MAKES 500ML

Rosé Sangria


1 orange

1 lemon

1 apple, cored

14 cup brandy

1 cup orange juice

1 cinnamon stick


750ml rosé

750ml ginger ale


Slice the orange, lemon and apple into thin slices and place them in a large jug.

Add the brandy, orange juice and cinnamon stick and refrigerate overnight to allow the flavours to infuse.

To serve, add lots of ice to the jug, pour in the wine and ginger ale and serve ice cold. SERVES 8–10

Raspberry Fizz


125g raspberries

12 cup Cointreau or any orange liqueur

12 cup brandy

2–3 bottles of champagne


Refrigerate the raspberries overnight in a container with the Cointreau and brandy.

Spoon a few raspberries and the refrigerated juice into a champagne flute and top up with champagne. SERVES 10