Which cocktails are going to be popular this summer?

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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to dust off the barbeque and start thinking about sunny days and warm nights, enjoying a cocktail or two with family and friends.

Here are a few suggestions to get the party started, including old favourites and new trends for this summer.

Refreshing frosès

Choose a bold, fruity rosé with a full flavour, to freeze and blend with a simple berry syrup and lemon juice. Raspberries, strawberries or cherries will each bring a new dimension to your frosé, and you can mix and match to find your favourite.

Classic Tom Collins

Give the classic Tom Collins a new twist with the addition of a cool crisp muddled cucumber. Mix a good quality gin with traditional fizzy lemonade, made with lemon juice, soda water and sugar syrup, and add some muddled cucumber for a cool and refreshing cocktail, perfect to enjoy in the heat of summer.

Customised spritzers

Impress your guests with a customised spritzer. Have a selection of apéritifs and digestifs on hand, such as Campari, Lillet and Aperol, plenty of fresh fruit and berries, and mix a spritzer to order from your guest’s choice, with either Prosecco, champagne or soda water.

When the cocktails have been chosen, make sure to present them in beautiful engraved drinking glasses, whether that is a classic champagne flute, a trendy highball or fabulous crystal wine glass. Here at H Cooper Glass Engravers, we have a superb collection of engraved crystal glasses that will show of delicious summer cocktails to perfection.

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